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Scotty Dunlap , Ed.D., CSP

Scotty Dunlap
  • Associate Professor

Bio  •  Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Department: School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management
  • Office: Stratton 345C
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 250
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)622-7208


Scotty is an Associate 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 an Associate 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 ASSE national Professional Development Conferences. Currently, Scotty serves on the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Risk Assessment Institute ( and 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, and school safety. His current research is in the area of industry leader development and involvement in workplace safety and health and safety management system assessment.


  • 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 Organizations

  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
    • Professional Member
    • Academic Practice Specialty Member
    • Risk Assessment Institute Committee Member
    • US Technical Advisory (TAG) member for ISO 45001
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) - certificate number 17886


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
SSE 860Injury Managment  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
SSE 865SSE Auditing  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
SSE 865SSE AuditingR 6:00pm-8:45pm Stratton Building 243Spring 2018
SSE 890ERC Course   Spring 2018
SSE 890Topical Seminar:___________   Spring 2018
SSE 896SSEM Capstone  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
SSE 898Thesis  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
SSE 898Thesis   Spring 2018
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