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Chris Reynolds | Vice President of Academic Communications and Outreach, American Public University System

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Chris Reynolds serves as Dean of Academic Outreach & Program Development at American Public University System (APUS). Concurrently, he is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Dr. Reynolds is also a Board Member for the Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management Education and the Comprehensive Emergency Management Research Network. From 2010 until 2013, prior to assuming his current role, he was Dean of the Center for Teaching and Learning for APUS.

Dr. Reynolds serves as a Board certified Master Military Emergency Management Specialist for the State Guard Association of the United States and a CEM of the International Association of Emergency Managers. For 21 years, he was a Lieutenant Colonel and an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer in the United States Air Force. Dr. Reynolds has also served as a Division Chief for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Reynolds earned his B.A. in Public Safety at Eckerd College, his Certified Emergency Manager certificate from the International Association of Emergency Managers and his Executive Fire Officer certificate from the National Fire Academy. He earned his MPA in Public Administration from Troy University and earned a commission in the United State Air Force after completing Air Force Officer Training School. In 2006, Dr. Reynolds earned his Ed.D in Adult Education from Argosy University. He received Chief Fire Officer Designation in Public Safety from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and his Certified Emergency Manager board certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dr. Reynolds’s passion is his family and four grandsons, with whom he spends as much time as possible. He also restores and shows classic muscle cars. He is active in his church and spends time helping “Building Homes for Heroes”, which is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. Dr. Reynolds helps his community as a member of the Wounded Warrior Project.

You can connect with Dr. Chris Reynolds on LinkedIn and on Twitter @DRChrisR.