Inside Look

A History of Homeland Security at Eastern Kentucky University

The core mission of homeland security is to safeguard life and property. Homeland security is a collective effort between multiple agencies (federal, state, local, and nongovernmental) and citizens to protect communities. These combined efforts provide the opportunity to prevent, relieve and respond to today’s threats and hazards, both natural and man-made.

Homeland Security Textbook Features EKU Program and Professor

The EKU Homeland Security Program is featured in the second edition of Threats to Homeland Security: Reassessing the All Hazards Perspective edited by Richard J. Kilroy, Jr.

EKU Online Homeland Security Program Among Top 50 in the Nation


The EKU Online homeland security degree has been ranked among the “Top 50 Best Value Online Bachelor's of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for 2017” by Value Colleges.

Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence Scholars Program

Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence
Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence


EKU Online Homeland Security Instructor Named Top Mentor in College of Justice and Safety

Dr. Ryan Baggett Homeland Security EKU Online

Dr. Ryan Baggett, associate professor in homeland security and safety, security and emergency management, has received the 2016-17 Outstanding Mentor Award from the EKU College of Justice and Safety.

A Bulletin Board and a Goal: Homeland Security Graduate Aunjane Rodgers

AunJane Rodgers EKU Homeland Security Graduate

When AunJane’ Rodgers earned her associate’s degree in criminal justice at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, her advisor, Larry Kelley, had a bulletin board in his classroom with pictures of successful graduates.

“I used to look at it and think ‘I’ll be up there someday,’” said Rodgers.