Scholarship is a key component of the Emergency Management department. Faculty are involved in various research projects dealing with emergency management and hazards. Some research projects utilize student assistance along with collaboration among various faculty members.

Ongoing research involves Hazards Assessment for Arkansas Tech and the River Valley. This has been incorporated in the Disaster Plan for the University. More detailed research is underway into tornadoes and the predictive opportunities based on topography and associated factors.

Other projects involve loss estimates due to the New Madrid Seismic Zone, other seismic features in Arkansas and the threats due to flooding.