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Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness


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: 410H

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  • Bachelors of Science in Emergency Administration Management, Arkansas Tech University
  • Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Black River Tech