Dr. Chris Reynolds, CEM, MEMS, CFO, EFO

    Leading expert in emergency command; emergency and disaster response, and preparedness education.


    • U.S. Military
    • Emergency and Disaster Management
    • Homeland Security
    • Emergency Planning
    • Disaster Response
    • Mass Casualty Incidents
    • Hazardous Materials Incidents
    • Large Fire Incidents

    About Dr. Chris Reynolds, CEM, MEMS, CFO, EFO

    From the United States to Haiti and around the world, Dr. Chris Reynold’s emergency command experience provided rescue and relief to thousands of lives impacted by some of the worst natural and manmade disasters in modern history. Combined with his military experience leading medical combat evacuations, Dr. Reynolds is a foremost expert in emergency response and preparedness education, serving today as American Public University System’s Dean of Academic Outreach and Program Development.

    Other position Chris has held include Accreditation Evaluator for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and Evaluator for the American Council on Education. He has also been an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, a Board Member for the Council of the Accreditation of Emergency Management Education, and a Board Member for the Comprehensive Emergency Management Research Network. He is also a Master Military Emergency Manager for the State Guard Association of the United States.

    Contributor: In Public Safety, In Military, Wally Boston, Office of the President: Dr. Karan Powell

    Background: Over 35 years of extensive experience in disaster preparedness and disaster response in both direct command operations and higher incident command. Over 35 years of higher education experience. Over 25 years of homeland security experience in higher education. Retired after 21 years in the United States Air Force. 32 years as Division Chief-Shift Commander for a 1,200 Fire & Rescue Department. Retired USAF Lt. Colonel. MPA in Public Administration.

    Media Appearances

    Tampa Bay News 9, Hurricane Irma Preparedness
    Comparing Responses to Katrina, Calif. Wildfires: National Public Radio (NPR)
    What to do if Something Looks Suspicious by AMU Professor Chris Reynolds
    Part 2 of What to do if you See Something Suspicious by AMU Professor Chris Reynolds
    Homeland Security Issues in Rural Areas by AMU Professor Chris Reynolds
    Airport Security by AMU Professor Chris Reynolds
    Balance Between Freedoms and Security by AMU Professor Chris Reynolds
    Transportation Security Administration and American Public University Expand Partnership to Provide Career-Relevant Education to Nearly 20,000 TSA Employees at 147 Airports Nationwide

    Conferences to Consider

    Any homeland security or emergency management conference

    Articles By Dr. Chris Reynolds, CEM, MEMS, CFO, EFO