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Faculty

Dr. Allen Ault

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

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

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

Greg Gorbett is an instructor of the online fire degrees at EKU.

Meet Program Manager Jackie Levine, EKU Online Master’s Degrees

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, Facilitator

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, Facilitator

Daniel Ashworth is currently employed as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., located in Erwin, Tennessee.

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.

Lee Bradley, Facilitator

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.

Meet Enrollment Advisor Stephanie Reese, EKU Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Stephanie is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU bachelor’s degree programs.

Paul English

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.

Program Coordinator Greg Gorbett

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.

Dr. Tom Schneid

Tom Schneid is a tenured professor in the Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management at Eastern Kentucky University.

Michael J. Fagel, Facilitator

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 Hughes, Facilitator

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.

Michael Schumann

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.

Meet Enrollment Advisor Terry Patten, EKU Online Master’s Degrees

Terry is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU master's degree programs.

Kim Chitwood

Kim Chitwood is the Online Program Admissions Counselor for the Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree program.

Josh Kaylor, Facilitator

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

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.

Brittany Bell

Kate Johnson is the Online Admissions Counselor for the Online Graduate program in Safety, Security and Emergency Management.

Pam Collins

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, Facilitator

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, Facilitator

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.

Christina Templeton

Christy Templeton is the Online Program Admissions Counselor for the College of Justice and Safety.

Larry Collins

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, Facilitator

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.

Program Coordinator Ron Dotson

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, Facilitator

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.

Program Coordinator Scotty Dunlap

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, Facilitator

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

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, Facilitator

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

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, Facilitator

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

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, Facilitator

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.

Fred May

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, Facilitator

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.

Jim McClanahan

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, Facilitator

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.

James Pharr

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.

Program Coordinator Andrew Tinsley

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, Facilitator

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.

Meet Enrollment Advisor Justin Bender, EKU Online Master’s Degree

Justin is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU master's degree programs.

Meet Program Manager Claraine Croasdale, EKU Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Claraine is available for EKU's online bachelor's students to assist you and help you with any issues or questions you may have.

Meet Enrollment Advisor Jamy Crisostomo, EKU Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Jamy is available to help interested prospective students get enrolled in the EKU bachelor's degree programs.

Meet Student Advisor Rozana Jiawan, EKU Online Degree Programs

Rozana is available for EKU's online bachelor's and master's students to assist you and help you with any issues or questions you may have.

David Stumbo, Facilitator

David Stumbo, OHST. A public servant with the Ky Labor Cabinet’s occupational safety and health program for 16 years.

Dustin Spencer, Facilitator

Dustin Spencer is currently the Regional Safety Manager – East Coast Operations for Amazon Fulfillment, with a home base in Lexington, KY. Dustin is responsible for 20+ Fulfillment Centers and Safety Manager Development/New Launch Training for NAFC Operations.

Frank Kubala, Facilitator

Mr. Frank Kubala has 25 years of experience in law enforcement, 12 years of active law enforcement to include patrol, investigations and tactical operations.

James Stephens, Facilitator

James received his bachelor’s degree in Police Administration from EKU in 1995, then entered the law enforcement community. He has 18 year’s experience in law enforcement, including eight years of supervision experience

Jessica Turner, Facilitator

My name is Jessica Turner (maiden name, Burba) and I am a Kentucky native. I have been North, South, East, and West, but nothing compares to the beauty of Kentucky in the fall!

Lori Beers, Facilitator

Lori Beers is a Claims Supervisor for Brentwood Services Administrators and currently resides in Champaign, IL. She earned a Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety from Indiana University and a Master's of Education from the University of Illinois.

Melanie Grantham, Facilitator

Melanie holds a Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Public Administration, from the University of West Florida.

Phillip Campbell, Facilitator

Phillip started at Eastern with all intentions of becoming a career firefighter and eventually moving into more of a Fire Marshall type role. While in school, a close friend recommended that I look into doing an internship with a local company in Lexington, KY.

Shannon Lindey, Facilitator

Shannon Lindey, MS is a Safety Officer at West Point Military Academy. Ms. Lindey holds a Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University specializing in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics.

Tara Cox, Facilitator

Tara J. Cox is a 6 Sigma Master Black Belt for Caterpillar Inc. providing continuous improvement leadership in strategy development and implementation.

Randy Shaw

Mr. Randy Shaw is a 1979 Eastern Kentucky University graduate of the Industrial Security and Safety Bachelor of Science program and has over 34 years of safety expertise.

Tom Reed, Facilitator

Tom Reed is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and received his Masters of Science in Loss Prevention and Safety in 2004. His work experience in the safety field includes construction safety as well as general industry.

Wendy Oser, M.S., CSP, CIH Facilitator

Ms. Oser is a 1996 graduate of Eastern KY University receiving a BS degree in Corrections and Juvenile Services. She continued her education at Indiana University – Bloomington, receiving an M.S. degree in Applied Health Sciences, with emphasis in Safety Management in 1997.

Aaron Parrish, Facilitator

Aaron Parrish is a Certified Safety Consultant I with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Division of Education and Training.

Aisha Johnson, Facilitator

Aisha E. Johnson, MSE, CPE is an online facilitator for the OSH bachelor’s program and the SSEM master's program.

Andrew Jennings, Facilitator

Andy Jennings has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He also has an Associate of Risk Management (ARM) certification.

Becca Schramm, Facilitator

Mrs. Schramm holds a Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University with an emphasis in Occupational Safety.

Bryan, Makinen, Facilitator

Bryan has been teaching in the Safety Security and Emergency Management Program within the College of Justice and Safety since 2007. He is interested in expanding his knowledge and role in online and distance education programs to help educate professionals in this field of study.
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