Ryan Baggett, Facilitator
Ryan Baggett serves as the Director of Homeland Security Programs within the Justice and Safety Center, housed in the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. In this capacity, Baggett provides oversight to three U.S. Department of Homeland Security funded programs:
• Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium – DHS FEMA, Training Operations
• NIMS Support Center – DHS FEMA, Incident Management Systems Integration
• Responder Technologies – DHS Science and Technology Directorate
Baggett started at the Center in fall of 1999 after working three years at a university police department. During his tenure at the Center, he has served as a program manager for various public safety and security projects from both the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. Topical areas within these programs include, but are not limited to: the National Incident Management System/National Response Framework, Technology Evaluations and Assessments, and Training and Technical Assistance to Rural and Remote Agencies.
In addition to the JSC, Baggett also serves as adjunct faculty in the Safety, Security, and Emergency Management and the Criminal Justice and Police Studies Department within the College. Baggett has co-authored several book chapters and recently co-authored the book, “Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection” (Praeger International, 2009). Mr. Baggett holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (with a concentration in Police Administration) from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Murray State University. He is currently working on a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.