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Scotty Dunlap , Ed.D., CSP

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  • Professor

Bio  •  Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Department: School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management
  • Office: Stratton 249
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 250
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  • Phone: (859)-353-2875


Scotty is a Professor in the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management teaching graduate occupational safety courses. He began his career in safety as a Safety Specialist at a state psychiatric hospital in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland.  He then moved to Zanesville, Ohio where he served as the Safety Manager at an AutoZone distribution center.  After three years with AutoZone, Scotty went on to spend six years in the grain industry working for Cargill in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in Decatur, Illinois.  He served as corporate health and safety director for both organizations in their respective grain divisions. He then led Environment Safety and Health initiatives for Nike in Memphis where the majority of equipment, footwear and apparel are distributed in the U.S. and Nike’s dot-com business is operated.  In his most recent role, Scotty is a Professor in EKU’s graduate Safety Security and Emergency Management graduate program.

In addition to his work responsibilities, Scotty served in a number of leadership roles in two grain industry trade organizations, the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA).  He was a featured grain industry speaker at numerous national and regional conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. Scotty has also been a previous speaker at the National Safety Congress and ASSP national Professional Development Conferences. Currently, Scotty is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the establishment of ISO 45001 - Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems.

Scotty is a published writer on such topics as OSHA compliance, DOT compliance, behavior-based safety, and organizational safety culture.  His work has appeared in Professional Safety, the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, and World Grain Magazine.  He has published textbooks on motor carrier safety, auditing, school safety, and safety leadership. His current research is in the area of industry leader development and involvement in workplace safety and health and safety management system assessment. He also is engaged in research related to female engagement in the volunteer fire service in Appalachia.


  • Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Memphis
  • Master of Science (MS) in Loss Prevention and Safety from Eastern Kentucky University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Missions from Tennessee Temple University

Professional Organization

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
    Professional Member
    US Technical Advisory (TAG) member for ISO 45001
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
    Certified Safety Professional (CSP) - certificate number 17886
NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA)


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
SSE 815SSE Administration  Internet Classes Summer 2024
SSE 828Industrial Safety Management  Internet Classes Summer 2024
SSE 896SSEM Capstone  Internet Classes Summer 2024
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