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Homeland Security Faculty

Ryan Baggett, Ed.D.
Professor of Homeland Security
Dean of Graduate Education and Research

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Email  Ryan.Baggett@eku.edu
Phone  859-622-8261

Education:
B.S.  Murray State University (Criminal Justice)
M.S.  Eastern Kentucky University (Criminal Justice)
Ed.D.  Eastern Kentucky University (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)

Research/Academic Interests:
• Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
• Homeland Security Technology
• Risk Analysis
• Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Clay Combs, M.S.
Homeland Security Lecturer

Email  Clay.Combs@eku.edu
Phone  859-622-1464Clay Combs

Education:
B.S.  University of Kentucky (Business Education)
M.S.  Eastern Kentucky University (Criminal Justice)

Research/Academic Interests:
• Cyber and Physical Security
• Risk Analysis
• Critical Infrastructure Protection
• Security Operations and Management


Chad Foster, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Homeland Security Program Coordinator

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Email  Chad.Foster@eku.edu
Phone  859-622-2608

Education:
B.S.  United States Military Academy (Mathematical Sciences)
M.P.A.  University of Louisville (Public Policy and Administration)
Ph.D.  University of Louisville (Urban and Public Affairs)

Research/Academic Interests:
• Homeland Security and Disaster Management Policy
• Disaster Resilience and Social Vulnerability
• Leadership and Ethics
• High-Impact Educational Practices


Joanne McGlown, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor

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Email  Joanne.McGlown@eku.edu
Phone  859-622-3488

Education:
A.A.S.  University of Alabama at Birmingham (Fire Science)
A.A.S.  University of Alabama at Birmingham (Emergency Medical Services)
A.S.  Samford University (Nursing)
B.S.  University of Montevallo (Sociology)
M.S.H.H.A.  University of Alabama at Birmingham (Health Administration)
Ph.D.  University of Alabama at Birmingham (Admin. of Health Services/Strategy)

Research/Academic Interests:
• Medical Aspects of Emergency and Disaster management
• Evidence-based Practices in Healthcare Disaster Management
• Global Disaster Medical and Healthcare Practices
• Executive Decision-making in the Evacuation of Healthcare Facilities
• Medical Countermeasures for Weapons of Mass Destruction


Brian Simpkins, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

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Email  Brian.Simpkins@eku.edu
Phone  859-622-6761

Education:
B.A.  Marshall University (Criminal Justice)
M.S.  Eastern Kentucky University (Criminal Justice)
Ed.D.  Eastern Kentucky University (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)
Ph.D.  University of Louisville (Criminal Justice)
Certificate  Eastern Kentucky University (Intelligence and National Security)
Certificate  U.S. Army War College (Leader Development)

Research/Academic Interests:
• Intelligence and National Security
• Global Security
• Critical Infrastructure Protection
• Policy Analysis


William Sullivan, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

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Email  Bill.Sullivan@eku.edu
Phone  859-622-1141

Education:
B.S.  Eastern Kentucky University (Police Administration)
M.S.  Eastern Kentucky University (Safety Security and Emergency Management with a Certificate in Homeland Security)
Ed.D.  Eastern Kentucky University (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)

Research/Academic Interests:
• Security Operations / Management
• Active Shooter / Mass Murder
• School Safety & Security
• LE & Security Training, Programs & Personnel


Interview with Ms. Lindsay Greenwell and Dr. Ryan Baggett

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