EKU Professor Featured on Website Among Nation's "Top 15 Arson Investigation Professors"
Greg Gorbett, an associate professorwith Eastern Kentucky University and EKU Online degree programs has been named among the “15 Top Arson Investigation Professors” in the United States by ForensicsColleges.com.
"It is nice to be named as one of the top Fire Investigation Professors in the United States. EKU has been leading the education of fire, arson, and explosion investigators for the past 30-years because of the team of faculty that teaches here and the support that the fire programs receive from EKU. This is evidenced by the many EKU graduates that serve as leaders in the fire investigation field,"Gorbett said.
To find the top professors in the country, ForensicsColleges.com evaluated both degree programs and training facilities – noting that the best professors tend to teach in the best arson investigation programs. The group made every effort to recognize individuals who value the science and fact-based elements of arson investigation.
“While arson investigation is hardly a new field in and of itself, it has only been within the last decade that many formal educational settings have been created for this particular field of study. Up until this time, most arson investigators learned ‘on the job’ in mentorship-like scenarios,” explains the website.
ForensicsColleges.com also took field experience and research into account. Gorbett spent seven years working as a fire and explosion investigator before coming to EKU. He currently serves as a Director for the National Association of Fire Investigators and the Co-editor for the Fire and Arson Investigator Journal of the International Association of Arson Investigators.
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Published on February 13, 2014