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Dr. Ryan Baggett , Ed.D.

Ryan Baggett
  • Associate Professor

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Dr. Ryan K. Baggett is an Associate Professor of Homeland Security in the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management.  In this capacity, Dr. Baggett develops and instructs courses (both classroom-based and online) on topics ranging from homeland security technology, physical security, risk assessment, and policy analysis.  Additionally, Dr. Baggett serves as the Program Coordinator for EKU Homeland Security where he is responsible for long range planning and coordination, schedule development, adjunct instructors and student recruitment.     His research interests include critical infrastructure protection, technology applications and usability, online education and training, and the effects and operationalization of homeland security in small and rural communities.   Publications have included several book chapters, a co-authored book Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (Praeger, 2009) and his current book project with Dr. Chad Foster, Homeland Security Technologies for the 21st Century (Praeger, 2016).

Dr. Baggett spent eleven years working at a federally funded research center at EKU.  In this capacity, he served as a contractor for both the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Homeland Security.    Within DHS he has worked as a contractor for the Science and Technology Directorate, the National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).   Dr. Baggett has led federally funded programs in the areas of public alert and warning systems, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and rural homeland security training.   

Dr. Baggett holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EKU), a Master’s in Criminal Justice (EKU) and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice (Murray State).   He current sits on various committees at EKU to include the Institutional Distinction Strategic Implementation Team, the University Research Committee and the eCampus Quality Workgroup.   Dr. Baggett is the recipient of the 2014 EKU Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2013 EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year award.  


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
HLS 391Risk AnalysisTR 11:00am-12:15pm Stratton Building 280Spring 2018
HLS 441Homeland Security Technology  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
HLS 810Infrastructure Protec and Risk  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
SSE 896SSEM Capstone  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
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