EKU Online: Faculty

Ryan Baggett, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

Image Ryan Baggett

Education:

B.S.                        Murray State University
M.S.                       Eastern Kentucky University
Ed.D.                     Eastern Kentucky University, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Email                    Ryan.Baggett@eku.edu

Publications:

Dr. Baggett co-authored books and book chapters including: 

  • Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Former director of homeland security programs for EKU’s Justice and Safety Center

Michael Collier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Image Michael Collier

Education:

B.S.                        U.S. Coast Guard Academy
M.S.                       National Defense Intelligence College
Ph.D.                     Florida International University, International Relations

Email                    Michael.Collier@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • The ways individuals can organize politically to govern themselves through interest groups, informal networks, and local governments

Publications:

Dr. Collier has authored several books including: 

  • Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin
  • Constructing a Theory to Combat Corruption and Terrorism Preparedness in Florida
  • Improved Since 9/11, But Far From Ready

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Former director of research and academic programs at Florida International University's Latin American and Caribbean Center
  • Served senior officer tours as coast guard and police attaché in the U.S. Embassy, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Served as deputy director of intelligence, Joint Interagency Task Force East, Key West, Florida

Military Service:
United States Coast Guard


Kelli Frakes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Image Kelli Frakes

Education:

B.S.                        Eastern Kentucky University      
M.S.                       Eastern Kentucky University
M.P.A.                   Walden University
Ph.D.                     Public Policy and Administration               

Email                    Kelli.Frakes@eku.edu

Research/Academic Interests:

  • Intelligence-led policing
  • Cyber-crime
  • Terrorism
  • First responders funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Justice