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Dr. Ryan Keith Baggett

Dr. Ryan Baggett
  • Associate Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: Safety, Security, and Emergency Management – Homeland Security
  • Office: Stratton 281
  • Mailing Address: 250 Stratton Building
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-8261
  • Office Hours: M By appointment T 12:30-1:45 W 10:00-2:00 TR 12:30-1:45 F By appoinment
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Dr. Ryan Baggett is an Associate Professor of Homeland Security (HLS) at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and also serves as the Program Coordinator for the HLS Program within the EKU College of Justice and Safety’s School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management.   

Prior to his faculty appointment, Baggett served as the Director of Homeland Security Programs within the Justice and Safety Center at EKU. In this capacity, Baggett provided oversight of two U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded programs. Baggett started at EKU 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. Prior to fall 2011, Baggett taught 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 the book, “Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection” (Praeger International, 2009). He is currently co-authoring the text "Homeland Security Technologies for the 21st Century". Baggett was the 2014 recipient of the EKU Award of Teaching Excellence and the 2013 recipient of the EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award. He holds a doctorate degree in Leadership and Policy studies and a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (with a concentration in Police Administration) from Eastern Kentucky University. His Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is from Murray State University.

Primary Areas of Academic Interest:    

  • Homeland Security Technology
  • Training and Education Effectiveness
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Risk Management


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
HLS 210Cyber and Physical Security  Internet Classes SITESpring 2020
HLS 301Crit Infrastructure Protection  Internet Classes SITESpring 2020
HLS 391Risk AnalysisTR 11:00am-12:15pm Stratton Building 280Spring 2020
HLS 441Homeland Security Technology  Internet Classes SITESpring 2020
HLS 455IS: Dam Safety in the US   Spring 2020
HLS 810Infrastructure Protec and Risk   Spring 2020
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