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Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology

Faculty Profile





Office:  714-North
Phone: 713-221-8016





Doctoral Student in Safety Science with concentration in Environmental Engineering from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, College of Health and Human Services, ongoing anticipated graduation September, 2016.

M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health with concentration in Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University, March 15, 2011 with Honors (G.P.A. 4.0).

M.B.A. in Strategic Planning from Philadelphia University, 1984 with Honors.

B.S. in Accounting/Pre-Law from LaSalle University, 1981.

Professional Certifications

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) - Certificate # CSP-25787 - Recertify by December 31, 2019, Board of Certified Safety Professionals - Champaign, Illinois.

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) – Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. March 5, 2012 Certificate # 15881.

Environmental Health in Disasters Certificate from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine acquired on March 2010.

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) – Safety Council of Louisiana Capital Region Baton Rouge. October 3, 2008 Certificate # 25945240.

Texas Dept of State Health Services (Tx DSHS) – Emergency Medical Technician-B License # 167413, EMS Instructor License # 99914.

Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) – Fire Service Instructor III Master 7/9/2007 and  Master Structural Firefighter 11/6/2006 , Fire Officer II, Field Examiner and Hazardous Materials Technician.

Work History

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology, University of Houston Downtown – College of Sciences and Technology. 2008 through Present.

Adjunct Fire Service Instructor, Houston Community College Northeast Campus Fire Technology Program Level III. 2008 through Present.

OSHA Outreach Instructor, General Industry and Construction Standards University of Texas at Arlington. 2008 through Present.

Response Adjunct Instructor, TEEX/ESTI WMD EMS and HazMat. 2001 through 2008.

Environmental Health and Safety Instructor, Texas State Technical College – Marshall, Texas. 2007 through 2009

Academy Instructor, Texas Forest Service – Annual Wildfire S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use Camp Swift – Bastrop, TX and Angelina College – Lufkin, TX. 2005 – Present.

HazMat Coordinator and Liaison Officer, Louisiana State Police – Joint Emergency Services Training Center – Zachary, LA. 2009 through Present.

Senior Fire Service Instructor, Montgomery County Fire Academy Conshohocken, PA. 1996 through Present.

Adjunct Instructor, Pennsylvania Fire Academy. 1996 through Present.

Honors and Awards

US Coast Guard - Certificate of Appreciation - Port of Houston/ Galveston/ Freeport Securex 2012 - An Area Maritime Security Exercise Pre-event Radiological Awareness Training for this three day table top exercise to test operational readiness Conducted at Deer Park, TX January 31 to February 1, 2012. Signed by Captain James H. Whitehead III, Commander, Sector Houston - Galveston.

Philadelphia Hospital Fire Marshal Association December 4, 2003 – For assistance to Paoli Memorial Hospital for Mass Decontamination and Mass Casualty Exercise with the development for a County wide Protocol for the municipalities to use for response to man-made or natural disaster. Received separate letter of commendation from US Congressman Curt Weldon.

US Coast Guard – Certificate of Appreciation – Port of Wilmington Exercise pre-event planning for radiological incident to test operational readiness dated August 30, 2005 Signed by Commander D.L. Scott, Sector Delaware Bay.


Oil Spill Response.

Hazardous Materials.

HAZWOPER Training and Exercise Development.

All-Hazard Incident Safety Officer Trainer.

OSHA Outreach General Industry & Construction Trainer.

Mine Rescue Trainer.

NIMS Incident Command System (ICS) Trainer.

Promotional and Scenario Developer - CommandSim.

Occupational Safety & Health with concentration in Environmental Management.

Published Articles


WMD Response Protocols – Chester County – Tredyffrin Township for Full Scale Functional Exercise at Vanguard Mutual Funds.

Montgomery County Department of Public Safety – Special Operations Hazardous Materials Response Team Protocols helped to co-develop with George Bartow, Administrator/ Planner and Scott Mickalonis, Special Operations Coordinator now Deputy Director of Public Safety Emergency Management.

Dr. Everett F. Binns - Director of PA Eastern PA EMS Council – helped him to develop USFA Online Independent Study Course EMS Operations at Multi-Casualty Incidents ( Q-157) Served as EMS subject matter expert to worked with training specialists at FEMA's U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to develop this course.

Frank Docimo and Associates  – Rapid Risk Assessment Protocol form used.

"The Big One" Lou Molino. (Homeland First Response, July-August 2003 Vol 1, 3, p. 14) Proven methods for the management and mass decontamination of a crowd.

"Decontamination Techniques and Equipment "(Half-day afternoon session, Tuesday, March 30, 2004)

From safety to economy, speed and effectiveness, from a single patient to a mass event, you’ll learn complete requirements, cost-effective innovations and how to avoid common mistakes in decontamination. Provide technical direction to Lou Molino. Homeland First Response Conference – Raleigh, NC.

Terrorism Response: Field Guide for Fire and EMS Organizations Hank Christen and Paul M. Maniscalco utilized WMD Response Protocol developed for Tredyffrin Township (Chester County, PA) ISBN-13: 9780131109063 Publisher: Prentice Hall Copyright: 2003 Format: Paper; 179 pp Published: 10/28/2002.

Develop SOG/Protocol for Emergency Room Decon for Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, and Lankenau Hospital – Main Line Health System - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Current Research Areas

TCFP (Austin, TX) Revision to existing Hazardous Materials Technician curriculum and proposal for additional levels beyond what is existing. Created Blog to support curriculum development.

Harris County, TX – Protocol for Decontamination for Fire Departments to support County Sheriff Department and Fire Marshall HMRT. Chief Robert W. Royall, Jr.

Mitigation/Clean-up Table Top for Honeywell Electronic Chemicals, Bryan, TX as part of upcoming 16 hours HAZWOPER Refresher training to those OSHA certified as On Scene Hazardous Materials Incident Commanders. Anticipate deliveries two separate sessions in July and September,2008.

Texas Parks and Wildlife - Promoted mechanize aquatic harvesting solution for invasive species Giant Salvinia that is choking Caddo Lake in Harrison County. Worked with Harrison County Judge Richard Anderson and Mr. Cliff Todd Executive Director of (MEDCO) Marshall Economic Development Council to make formal proposal for acquisition of harvester water craft system – WeedCat from UMI. This plant is an aquatic fern, that has migrated from Louisiana and is native from southeastern Brazil. It is a free floating plant that does not attach to the soil, but instead remains buoyant on the surface of a body of water. The plant's growth blocks sunlight needed by other aquatic plants and especially algae to oxygenate the water thereby removing all nutrients from the lake.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – SBIR Grant - Amethyst Research LLC,  Participated with North Little Rock, AR Fire Department – Blue Card Credentialing Project to help prepare those aspiring to levels of hire rank. Assistance with software simulation tool using CommandSim to help prepare for promotion exam to Captain and Battalion Chief.

Participated as an evaluator at Philadelphia Fire Academy in June, 2009 to help their newly appointed line initial company officers (Lieutenants and Captains) with the Philadelphia Fire Department to use same tool as a credentialing platform.  Project Title: HazCommand: HazMat Incident Command Training:

  1. Create a Comprehensive Set of HazMat Incident Scenarios
  2. Develop Reliable Evaluation Metrics and Competency-Assessment Processes
  3. Develop Support for Metrics Capture and Reporting
  4. Test the Credentialing Process on Representative Sample.


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