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Director of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management


Colorado Technical University          2015
      Doctor of Management: Homeland Security
      Dissertation:  Intervention of Felt Need Toward a Mobile Hospital
      Decontamination Team in Arkansas

Arkansas Technical University          2012
      Master of Science in Emergency Management & Homeland Security
      Thesis: Does Years of Service as a First Responder Increase
       Self-Reported Marital Distress?

Arkansas Technical University          2010
      Bachelor of Science Emergency Administration Management         

Black River Technical College           2009
      Associate of Science in General Education                                           

Black River Technical College           2001
      Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice                                


Brent Cox is an Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness Emergency Management at Arkansas State University. Brent holds degrees from Arkansas Tech University (BS in Emergency Administration Management and MS in Homeland Security Emergency Management (2012).

He has completed numerous courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston Alabama and the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg Maryland to include instructor certification in nine FEMA training programs. Brent holds a law enforcement certification and commission through the State of Arkansas and has served in many Law Enforcement capacities. He served six years as the director of Security and Emergency Management for a Northeast Arkansas Medical Center. He holds credentials as a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional and a Hazardous Material Technician. Brent is employed as a Special Government Employee with the Disaster Medical Assistance Team as the Safety and Security Specialist for the State of Arkansas. He serves, and has served on numerous committees in Greene County including the Community Fund executive board, Blue Ribbon Jail Committee, Loose Caboose Chairman, Leadership Paragould board, and Training Coordinator for Northeast Arkansas Hospital Emergency Management committee. Brent volunteers with the Greene County Rescue Squad and is an active Deacon at the Westview Baptist Church in Paragould, AR.

Brent Cox

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8286
F: (870) 972-2954


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 410L