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Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of West Virginia University-Fire Service Extension, West Virginia University

Worked as a fire and explosion investigator for the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's office, starting as an investigator and working up to Chief Investigator. I was a Certified Fire Investigator and a Hazardous Device Technician. Examined over 1000 fire scenes in 23 years. Currently the Assistant Clinical Professor/Director of the WVU Fire Service Extension and the WV State Fire Academy. Currently studying fatal fire causes in WV and Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention.


  • 2015–present
    Director, West Virginia University - Fire Service Extension
  • 2012–2015
    Chief Investigator, WV State Fire Marshal's Office
  • 1992–2012
    Investigator, WV State Fire Marshal's Office