Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Department Chair, Assistant Professor

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management


Education

   Ph.D. in Industrial Technology and graduate Teaching Certificate from
    Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. 
   M.S. in Human Resource Development from Indiana State 
    University in Terre Haute, IN
   B.A. in Fire Administration and Management from Western Illinois 
    University in Macomb, IL
   A.A. in Fire Administration from Johnson County Community College (KS). 

Professional Credentials

   Nationally Registered Paramedic
   Fire Officer IV
   Executive Fire Officer graduate
   Chief Fire Officer designee

Teaching Specialties

   Emergency incident management, leadership, and response

Research Interests

   Emergency responder decision making, health, and safety
   Virtual reality
   Human resources

Affiliations

   International Fire Service Training Association
   Epsilon Pi Tau
   Society of Judgment and Decision Making
   Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering ​


Biography

Dr. Shawn Bayouth is the recently appointed Chair of Arkansas State University’s Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management.  He has served as Lecturer for the School of Business, Affiliate Assistant Professor for the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Visiting Scholar for the Virtual Reality Applications Center, all at Iowa State University.  In April of 2018, he retired from a 29-year career in the fire service, having served as an Assistant Chief, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and Fire Chief for departments in Iowa, Colorado, and Missouri.

Bayouth is a nationally certified paramedic, Fire Officer IV, a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program, as well as a 5-time designated Chief Fire Officer (CFO) through the Commission on Professional Credentialing.  He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management, has been a guest lecturer at the Research Symposium, and has served on several International Fire Service Training Association’s validation committees such as Chief Fire Officer (3rd & 4th Editions), Orientation and Terminology (6th Ed.), and Fire and Emergency Services Instructor (9th Ed.). 

Dr. Bayouth received his Ph.D. in Industrial Technology and graduate Teaching Certificate from Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. He also earned his M.S. in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN, his B.A. in Fire Administration and Management from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, and his A.A. in Fire Administration from Johnson County Community College (KS). His dissertation research involved examining firefighter decision-making in virtual reality environments. As an alumni of the Preparing Future Faculty (Fellow) Program, Dr. Bayouth continues to research issues concerning emergency responder decision making and human resource development.

 

Shawn Bayouth


Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8286


Office

Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 410L