Michael E. Garner, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Dean Hall, Room 110
Phone: 479- 356-2159
Dr. Garner's joined Arkansas Tech University in 2006; previous position was as Director of Geospatial Information Science Program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Prior to UA-Fort Smith he worked for the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville and as a Research Specialist in Wildlife Biology for the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas – Monticello. His graduate degree is in GeoSciences (MA) and holds a doctoral degree in Environmental Dynamics (ENDY), both from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. His Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation projects used advanced geospatial technologies to develop methods and protocols for modeling risk in Rural Arkansas.
Dr. Garner has been involved in teaching and/or research since 1978 and has over 18 years experience teaching and using geospatial technologies; geographic information system (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing (RS) technology. He has worked on numerous state-wide land classification and hazard assessment projects. He has been awarded over $130,000 in numerous grants, authored/co-authored 33 papers/scientific articles, and presented papers at 22 conferences and workshops.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Garner is the EMHS Graduate Program Coordinator, these duties include: recruiting potential new students, reviewing graduate college applications, advising and registration graduate students, and assigning thesis committee members. Dr. Garner was promoted to Assistant Professor in August, 2008.