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Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D. 

Dr. Bryan Hoskins


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in building egress

University of Maryland, 2011

M.S., Fire Protection Engineering
University of Maryland

B.S., Fire Protection Engineering
University of Maryland 

Dr. Hoskins spent one year working for Arup on projects, primarily dealing with life safety design and people movement. He then spent two years working for the National Institute of Standards and Technology working on projects dealing with building evacuations and emergency messaging.


At Oklahoma State University, Dr. Hoskins has taught courses related to human behavior, life safety, human factors, suppression and detection systems, sprinkler system design, smoke control, fire dynamics, explosions, wildland urban interface fires and risk analysis. He also oversees the Fire Safety and Explosion Protection MS degree.


Professor Hoskins is an active member of the SFPE and NFPA. He serves as the chair of the working group that developed and maintains the SFPE Research Roadmap, serves on the committees for multiple SFPE guides and other committees, is an instructor for the SFPE PE Exam preparation course and is on eight technical committees for codes and standards.


His research interests are in evacuation, tenability, emergency messaging, and other issues related to human behavior in fire. He has given more than 50 professional presentations at conferences and is an author of more than 30 publications related to fire protection engineering.

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