Dr. Allen Ault came to the College of Justice & Safety after retiring as chief of the Special Projects Division of the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the field to his position as dean.
Larry Collins, D.Ed. is the former president of the Kentucky Safety and Health Network and the Kentucky Association of Cooperative Education and Career Placement.
Tim Matthews is currently the Director of Distance Education for the College of Justice and Safety. He provides assistance to stakeholders in maximizing the benefits of distance education.
Greg Gorbett is an instructor of the online fire degrees at EKU.
Jackie is available for online EKU master's students to assist you and help you with any issues or questions you may have.
Chelsea Adkins is a native of Richmond, Kentucky and a two-time graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. During her career, she has gained experience teaching online courses such as Emergency Planning, Emergency Management, and Terrorism & Homeland Security.
Daniel Ashworth is currently employed as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., located in Erwin, Tennessee.
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.
Lee Bradley, EKU Facilitator, works for Nike, Inc. at their world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon as head of Nike’s Operational Risk Management which includes Global Environmental, Safety and Health, Risk Control and Business Continuity/Crisis Management programs.
Evelynda is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU bachelor’s degree programs.
Paul English is the Program Coordinator for the online fire degree programs at EKU. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies including Nestle and Ford Motor Company in different facets of safety, security and emergency response operations.
Greg Gorbett is an instructor for the online fire degree programs at EKU. Greg spent 7 years working as a private consultant in the fire, arson, and explosion investigation profession prior to coming to EKU.
Tom Schneid is a tenured professor in the Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management at Eastern Kentucky University.
Michael J. Fagel, PhD.,CEM has been involved in all phases of public safety since 1970, Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, EMS, Emergency Management and WMD training and support.
Amy C. Hughes, MS is an online facilitator for the EKU Safety, Security and Emergency Management Master’s program and is Associate Director of Training Delivery & Operations for the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium at the EKU Justice & Safety Center.
Mike Schumann, Ph.D., earned a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Animal Science from Oregon State University, his J.D. with a concentration in labor and employment law from DePaul University and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.
Terry is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU master's degree programs.
Kim Chitwood is the Online Program Admissions Counselor for the Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree program.
Josh Kaylor currently works as a full-time Firefighter/EMT for Richmond, KY Fire/Rescue. He graduated with his B.S. in Fire Protection Administration and a Master's in Safety, Security and Emergency Management from EKU.
Michael W. Collier, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security in the Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, College of Justice and Safety.
Kate Johnson is the Online Admissions Counselor for the Online Graduate program in Safety, Security and Emergency Management.
In addition to being a professor of Safety, Security and Emergency Management, Pamela A. Collins, D.Ed. is the Executive Director of the Justice and Safety Center, housed in the College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University.
Michael Shane LaCount is the Assistant Fire Chief of Training, Safety and Risk Management where he coordinates department training activities and assists the risk management division in instruction and coordination of town wide safety programs for the Town of Mooresville, North Carolina.
Thomas May earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (2008) and his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati (2004). Thomas R. May provides consulting services to attorneys in matters related to fire and explosion through Fire Litigation Strategies L.L.C.
Christy Templeton is the Online Program Admissions Counselor for the College of Justice and Safety.
Larry Collins, D.Ed is the former president of the Kentucky Safety and Health Network and the Kentucky Association of Cooperative Education and Career Placement. He has been involved in safety and education since 1973.
David Oliver has been with General Motors Corporation for over 27 years holding various positions in Security, Fire Protection, Labor Relations and Safety. A native Kentuckian, he began his career at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in 1981.
Ron Dotson began his career in the US Marine Corps Reserve as a heavy equipment operator and Diesel Mechanic with the 4th CEB in Charleston, W.Va. In 1995 he began a successful career in law enforcement. In 2005 he accepted a position with KI USA Corporation as its Safety Coordinator.
William S. Ragland, Ph.D., is a structural engineer with Chad Stewart and Associates in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Ragland holds Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Scotty Dunlap, D. Ed., holds a Doctorate of Education in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Memphis and an MS in Loss Prevention and Safety from Eastern Kentucky University.
Tara Rose is currently a part-time facilitator at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), bringing statistical analysis experience and research skills from her years with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, and the Justice and Safety Center at EKU.
Paul Grant is an assistant professor with Eastern Kentucky University in the Fire and Safety Engineering Technology department. Paul also instructs with the University of Phoenix, Colorado State University, and Red Rocks Community College in Denver, Colorado.
Brian Simpkins is the Associate Director of Research and Evaluation with the EKU's Justice & Safety Center. Brian provides daily oversight of the JSC’s research and evaluation support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
William D. Hicks is an assistant professor for the Department of Safety, Security & Emergency Management. Mr. Hicks has a B.S. in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology and a M.S. in Loss Prevention & Safety from Eastern Kentucky University.
Travis L. Smith is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Ernst Enterprises of Georgia. Ernst is a ready mix concrete company whose home office is in Dayton, Ohio.
Michael Shane LaCount is an adjunct professor in the Fire and Safety Engineering Technology program at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a Certified Fire, Arson and Explosive Investigation Instructor and Investigator, and former Co-Chair of the Annual EKU Rescue School.
Branden Sobaski is a firefighter with the Iowa City Fire Department. Prior to taking a job with ICFD, he taught FSE 101 on EKU's campus in Richmond, and worked as the Lab Coordinator for the FSE Program.
Dr. Fred May has degrees in Geology from Weber State University, The Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has worked in emergency management for more than 25 years.
Lucas Tinsley is currently a firefighter with the City of Richmond Fire Department. His duties with the city are as a firefighter and apparatus driver/operator.
Dr. Jim McClanahan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management. Jim has a special interest in security management.
Katherine Trent is currently a Project Specialist for the Justice and Safety Center at Eastern Kentucky University. She has both on-line facilitator and instructor experience in the Safety, Security and Emergency Management field.
With more than 30 years in the fire service, Jim Pharr retired in 2006 after serving as a firefighter, investigator, fire chief, fire marshal and emergency management director in North Carolina counties. He is now a Professor at EKU.
Andrew Tinsley has over seven years experience in the fire service in which he held positions ranging from firefighter, driver, line officer, and training officer. In addition, he has worked in the engineering field as a structural engineer for approximately two years.
James F. Trusley, CSP is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager with Jim Beam Brands Co. in Frankfort, KY and has worked in the Environmental Health Safety and Security field for 14 years.
Justin is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU master's degree programs.
Claraine is available for online EKU bachelor's students to assist you and help you with any issues or questions you may have.
Ben is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU bachelor’s degree programs.