An experienced Emergency Management practitioner and “recovering” academic, Thad is currently the Director of the Emergency Disaster Services Department in the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi Division of The Salvation Army. He has worked in all phases of emergency management over the past 15 years including work domestically and abroad.
Thad was previously the Director of the Disaster Management and Relief program at Ohio Christian University. Thad designed the bachelor's level program, wrote the entire curriculum, and taught within it for 4 years. While no longer a full-time professor, Thad continues to teach as an adjunct Assistant Professor within the Emergency Management Departments at Ohio Christian University, and The University of Maryland, University College.
Thad acts as the Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly academic journal, "Trauma Healing." Trauma Healing, is a professional journal focusing on the primary and secondary trauma of those working in professions surrounding suffering, death, and dying. Thad also sits on the editorial Board for "The Journal of Emergency Management," a top tier journal in the emergency management field.
Thad is a Certified Emergency Manager, (CEM), holds an M.A. in Conflict Transformation, and is currently in the dissertation phase of his Ph.D., where his focus is on faith based emergency work, and the tension between saving souls and saving lives.
• Disaster/Emergency Planning
• Incident Command
• Emergency Management Training & Education
• Faith Based Emergency Response
• Secondary Trauma/Compassion Fatigue
• Higher Education Emergency Management
• Conflict Resolution & Crisis Management