Assistant Professor in Fire and Emergency Management
Oklahoma State University
Tony McAleavy PhD, MSc, BA (Hons) teaches on the Fire & Emergency Management Program - FEMP - at Oklahoma State University. He has taught in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. His teaching & research spans mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery with an emphasis on command and control and interoperability. Dr. McAleavy holds BA (Hons) Business Administration and MSc Disaster Management and Sustainable Development degrees from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom. As well as a PhD in Disaster Management from the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Certificate of Achievement for Contributions to Emergency Management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Before his transition into academia, Dr. McAleavy spent 10 years in emergency management in the United Kingdom. He is a former Ambulance Service and H.M. Coastguard officer. He also spent 4 years in local government rising to the position of Civil Contingencies Manager in one of the largest local governments in the United Kingdom. His experience includes operational, tactical and strategic emergency & continuity management across a broad range of incidents. This includes pre-hospital medical emergencies, maritime search and rescue, industrial and HAZMAT/CBRNe incidents and natural hazards.
Dr. McAleavy has received citations from a number of agencies, most notably from the Ambulance Service for assisting a 999-caller in successfully performing infant CPR and from H.M. Coastguard for stabilizing a heart-attack patient via radio-telephony and coordinating their heliborne recovery from a small leisure craft.
Monday, October 19, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM ET