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Dr. Chad S. Foster

  • Associate Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: Safety, Security, and Emergency Management – Homeland Security
  • Office: Stratton 281
  • Mailing Address: 281 Stratton Building
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-2608


Chad Foster, Ph.D., is assistant professor in homeland security at Eastern Kentucky University where he supports student learning in the homeland security and emergency management fields of study. Foster joined EKU as a full-time faculty member in 2014.

Dr. Foster’s career prior to joining higher education involved homeland security and emergency management research and policy analysis, and the development and implementation of training and technical assistance programs. His experience includes work as a Federal Emergency Management Agency contractor charged with implementing various preparedness programs for the benefit of safety, security, and emergency management professionals nationwide. He has authored a variety of government publications and reports in direct support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. He also published frequently as a public safety and justice analyst for the Council of Statement Governments, and managed multiple projects at CSG, including: an assessment of the National Capital Region using the Emergency Management Accreditation Program standard, and a Federal government-sponsored study of state law enforcement agencies following 9/11.

Dr. Foster served in a variety of leadership positions in the U.S. Army, which included two overseas peacekeeping operations. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and graduate-level degrees in public administration and urban and public affairs from the University of Louisville.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
HLS 260Disaster Preparedn and Respnse  Internet Classes SITEFall 2020
HLS 445Field Experience   Fall 2020
HLS 491Disaster Planning and ExerciseTR 9:30am-10:45am Internet Classes SITEFall 2020
HLS 495Leadership and EthicsTR 12:30pm-1:45pm Internet Classes SITEFall 2020
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