May Meeting & Seminar

May 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Big Ten Conference Center
5440 Park Pl
Rosemont, IL 60018

In partnership with the Chicago Chapter of ATAP, ASIS Chicago brings you a FREE special meeting event. Please note the venue change, as this is another great meeting opportunity not to miss!

“While this is a free event, registration is needed for an accurate headcount.”


Michelle Hoy-Watkins, PsyD, ABPP

Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology

Director of Threat Assessment

Northwestern University Police Department

Dr. Michelle Hoy-Watkins is a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience providing clinical, forensic, and police & public safety psychological services.  She is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois and board certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).  Dr. Michelle Hoy-Watkins joined Northwestern University’s Police Department in January 2016 as the department’s inaugural Director of Threat Assessment.  In her role, she leads and coordinates case management for NU’s Behavioral Consultation team – assessing threats to the personal safety of students and other community members. She also provides psychological consultative services to the Northwestern University Police Department.  Prior to Northwestern, Michelle worked a number of positions at The Chicago School of Psychology including serving as Chair of Department of Forensic Psychology and as an associate professor in that department.  Through her work at The Chicago School’s Forensic Center, she developed and implemented a school-based violence prevention program for students at risk for delinquency in Chicago Public Schools and alternative schools.  In 2015, the SOS program was awarded a grant from Get In Chicago ( Her forensic and police psychology practice has included conducting pre-employment screenings and fitness for duty evaluations for various law enforcement agencies and forensic evaluations for the Department of Immigration, Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, and the Elgin Mental Health Center – Forensic Treatment Program.  She has also served as a medical consultant for the Social Security Administration Regional Office where she conducted mental health disability quality reviews.  Dr. Hoy-Watkins is an adjunct faculty at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy.  She received her doctorate and master’s degree in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Alameda, California and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in New Orleans.  She has published book chapters and articles in professional journals and has won a number of professional honors and awards.

Presenting: Northwestern University’s Threat Assessment Team, and their processes to prevent school violence.


Christopher Serdinak

Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Counterterrorism Branch

FBI Chicago

Chris Serdinak serves as the ASAC of the Chicago Counterterrorism Branch. Mr. Serdinak began his career in 2003, initially assigned to Washington Field Office, where he worked primarily counterterrorism matters. In 2008, Mr. Serdinak was promoted to SSA in CTD, TFOS, leading the Iran Threat Financing Team. In February 2010, Mr. Serdinak was promoted to SSA of the Columbus, Ohio JTTF, Cincinnati Field Office. During his tenure as JTTF SSA, Mr. Serdinak successfully led two international terrorism investigations in the aftermath of violent attacks on the citizens of Columbus. In April 2017, Mr. Serdinak was promoted to his current position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Chicago Counterterrorism Branch.

Presenting: The evolution of the terrorism threat environment in the US.



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