School of Public Service Leadership
Graduate Cert Public Safety - Homeland Security
MS in Homeland Security
Doctor of Philosophy
Old Dominion University,
Major: Public Administration and Urban Policy
Doctor of Philosophy
Old Dominion University,
Major: Public Admin & Urban Policy
Master of Science
Major: Human Resources Management
Bachelor of Arts
Saint Leo University Saint Leo,
Bachelor of Arts
Saint Leo University,
Associate of Applied Science
Tidewater Community College Portsmouth,
Major: Fire Science
Associate of Arts
Prince George's Community College,
Major: Business Management
Licensure & Certificates
Chief Fire Officer Designee
Emergency Medical Technician B
Fire Officer III
Executive Fire Officer
Hazardous Materials Specialist
Associate Emergency Manager
Cardiac Rescue Technician
Fire Instructor III
Fire Inspector II
"Emergency management calls all to serve. PA Times [On-line]. Retrieved from http://patimes.org/emergency-management-calls-serve/"
"Improving Operations: A Process Evaluation of the Virginia Beach Fire Department Post-incident Analysis Process"United States Fire Administration Executive Fire Officer Report
"Can You Hear Me Now?: An Evaluation of the Virginia Beach Fire Department Managerial Communications Processes"United States Fire Department Executive Fire Officer Report
"Exploring Disaster Recovery Using Social Choice Theory"
"Put Your Thinking Hats On"Fire Chief
"City and county emergency management agencies"Sage Publications
"Building Ownership in the Organization"Fire Chief
"Hidden Fires: An Evaluation of the National Fire Incident Reporting System"
"The Evolving State of Emergency Management"PA Times
"Regional Emergency Response Teams: Case Studies in Hampton Roads, VA."
"Fire Departments"Sage Publications
" Reasonable and unreasonable expectations: Accountability in emergency management. PA Times [On-line]. Retrieved from http://patimes.org/reasonable-unreasonable-expectations-accountability-emergency-management/"
"Swords to Plowshares: the Use of U.S. Armed Forces for Disaster Assistance"IAEM Bulletin
"Review of "Disaster Management: Global Challenges and Local Solutions""Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
"Contingent coordination"Sage Publications
"Assessing the policy content of emergency management degree programs."
"Concurrent Jurisdiction: Regional Response and the 800-pound Gorilla in the Room"IAEM Bulletin
"Aligning emergency management education and practice. PA Times [On-line]. Retrieved from http://patimes.org/aligning-emergency-management-education-practice/"
"Prepare Now. Ready Your Crews for a large-scale event."Fire Engineering
"How to train fire officers to slay wicked problems. Fire "Fire Chief
"THe Other Diversity"PA Times
"Controlling Risk by Controlling the Odds"IAEM Bulletin
"The Science of Public Administration: Revisiting the 1947 Dahl-Simon Debate."
"Emergency management in transitions: How to stay the course. PA Times [On-line]. Retrieved from http://patimes.org/emergency-management-transitions-stay/"
"EM Education Should Build Bridges Between Disciplines"IAEM Bulletin
"Variations in Collaborative Approaches for Inter-jurisdictional Emergency Response."
"Mutual aid and assistance"Sage Publications
"2016 Annual Meetings"The Popular Culture of Disaster: Emergency Management in Film Harrisburg, PA.
"Southeastern Conference for Public Administration"• Measuring Public Safety Performance: Comparing and Contrasting the Uniform Crime Reporting System and the National Fire Incident Reporting System Orlando, FL.
"Southeast Conference for Public Administration"Incorporating Basic Government Theory into MPA Programs for Non-traditional Students Wilmington, NC.
"Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration Research Symposium"Haiti: A New Model of Emergency Management Virginia Beach, VA.
"Southeastern Conference for Public Administration"Ties that Bind: Conditions Impacting the Development of Mutual Aid Agreements Athens, GA.
"Virginia Social Science Association"New Lamps for Old The Reorganization of FEMA and the Gap Between Organizational and Public Expectations RIchmond, VA.
"Southeastern Conference for Public Administration"Transitioning from Emergency to Disaster: A Model for Analyzing Effective Disaster Response Organizations Athens, GA.
"Teaching Public Administration Conference"Incorporating Civil Literacy into Public Administrative Programs Williamsburg, VA.
"Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education"Educational Institutions and the War on Terror Williamsburg, VA.
"Southeast Conference for Public Administration"Emergency Management in Popular Culture New Orleans, LA.
"2017 Annual Meetings"Professional Integrity: A Regissional Analysis of Fire Officer Moral Potency Atlanta, GA.
"2016 Annual Meetings"Regional Emergency Response Teams: Case Studies in Hampton Roads, VA (Revisited) Harrisburg, PA.
"Virginia Social Science Association"Neighbor Support to Homeland Security: Shifting Disaster Policy Models in the United States from 1789 to 2006 Richmond, VA.
"Public Administration Theory Network"The Science of Public Administration: Revisiting the 1947 Dahl-Simon Debate Omaha, NE.
"2017 Annual Meetings"• Workplace bullying in the public sector: A research agenda. Burlington, VT.
"19th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium"• Inter-Organizational Matters in Emergency Management Special Interest Group Emmitsburg, MD.
"American Society for Public Administration"Conditions Influencing Collaborative Partnerships in the Fire Service Washington, DC.
"Virginia Social Science Association"Property Rights and Disaster Preparedness: Balancing Private Development Rights with Public Goods in the Re-building of New Orleans. Richmond, VA.
"Southeastern Conference for Public Administration"The Impact of First Responder Certification Systems on the National Response Framework Orlando, FL.
"2017 Annual Meetings"• Public administration in the post-truth era: Challenges for administrators. Burlington, VT.
"2018 Annual Meetings" Birmingham, AL.
"2015 Annual meetings"A Correlational Study of Fire Officer’s Leadership Skills and United States Disaster Policy Arlington, VA.
"2015 Annual meetings"Willingness to Assume Difficult Tasks: A Correlational Study of Fire Service Moral Potency Arlington, VA.
"Southeast Conference for Public Administration"The Familiar Stranger: Using Milgram to Understand Inadequate Networking Wilmington, NC.