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Dr. Ed Kirtley

Associate Dean, Engineering Extension
Professor of Professional Practice

Areas of Interest

  • Adaptive Leadership research and practice

  • Development of social capital in underserved communities

  •  Public policy related to public fire protection and disaster preparedness

  • Use of public narrative to influence public policy

  • Socio/cultural dimensions of community fire and health risk


Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Fire and Emergency Management Administration
    Oklahoma State University, 2023

  • Certificate, Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action
    Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 2023

  • Certificate, Art and Practice of Adaptive Leadership
    Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 2023

  • Certified Instructor, Leadership Development Studies Program
    Phi Theta Kappa, 2014 

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