Inside Look

Gorbett Named Among Top 10 Fire Science Instructors in South

Greg Gorbett, associate professor of Safety, Security and Emergency Management at EKU, is included in list of the Top 10 Fire Science Instructors in the South recently named by FireScience.org. Gorbett teaches on-campus and online courses for EKU and is the coordinator of the EKU Online Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation program.

An Improved Method for Measuring Depth of Calcination in Fire Investigations

Andrew Barnott, Robert Hardman, and Nathan Hoff are undergraduate students in the Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation Degree Program at Eastern Kentucky University. They recently presented a poster at the International Association of Arson Investigators Conference (IAAI).

Research Burns in the Online Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation Degree Program

EKU Online Fire, Arson and Investigation degree students have the opportunity to participate in research burns. The research burns allow students to receive two weeks of hands-on training at our lab in Richmond, Kentucky. The expert faculty provide guidance for every step of the burns. Great effort goes into building a true room for valid research and assessing the burn.

EKU Professor and Former FBI Explosives Expert Tom Thurman Interviewed by LEX18 about Boston Marathon Explosion

The former FBI agent Tom Thurman now teaches at Eastern Kentucky University in the Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation program. He's been in the explosives field for over 30 years. In an interview with LEX18, he said, "Look at the hundreds of people that were there walking through the scene, and I'd be absolutely certain those people have evidence in their shoes."

EKU Professor and Former FBI Explosives Expert Tom Thurman: We Can Get ‘Bomber’s Signature’ From Explosives

EKU Professor and Former FBI Explosives Expert Tom Thurman was interviewed about the explosion at the Boston Marathon.

Professor Jim Pharr: The nation’s first online baccalaureate degree program in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation

The following is a part of an interview with Jim Pharr, chair of the Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management and EKU Online Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation professor.

Online Degree Program in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation First of Its Kind in Nation

Eastern Kentucky University’s online bachelor of science degree program in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation will be the first of its kind in the nation. The EKU Online degree program gives students the opportunity to earn a fully accredited online degree from faculty who are foremost in the field today.

In Their Own Words

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a student in the EKU Online Fire programs? We asked.