EKU Workforce Development & Community Engagement
200 Perkins Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond KY 40475

Course Listing - by Instructor

We are currently offering courses taught by the following instructors:

Mary Adams

Michael Todd Avery

James Bastin

www.osha.eku.edu James Bastin is currently the Assistant Chief of Operations at the Blue Grass Army Depot Fire Department. Mr. Bastin comes from a diverse military background serving as EMT, Firefighter, Fire & Life Safety Inspector among other duties. Mr. Bastin is also a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Fire and Safety Engineering Program.

Coy Brown

Kacey Coleman

Gary Davis

Joel DiGirolamo

Cynthia Domenghini

Kirby Easterling

Robin George

Robert Hecker

Ronald Hopkins

www.osha.eku.edu Ron Hopkins is a retired Associate Professor in the Fire and Safety Engineering Technology Program at Eastern Kentucky University. He has a B.S. in Industrial Education and an M.S. in vocational and Technical Education from Murray State University. Mr. Hopkins is a consultant to industry in a number of technical areas including fi re protection and OSHA-related areas of hazardous material, confined space, respiratory protection, industrial emergency response and all levels of safety management.

Larry Hughes

Rusty McAlister

Jill Moseley Jill Renfro has been weaving baskets for nine years and teaching workshops for 4 years. She has taught adults, 4-H programs, elementary school children and church youth group workshops.

Lisa Oakes

Zella Pearson

Mike Roberson

Pat Rogers Pat Rogers, RN, is a 1966 graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nursing. She became a certified Body Recall Beginning (Level 1) instructor in 2005 and then in 2007, she became certified as an Intermediate (Level 2) teacher. Pat is also certified in Special Populations and Smart Moves (a physical fitness program for children/youth.) In December, 2011, she was selected as a trainer for Body Recall trainings.

Randy Shaw

www.osha.eku.edu Randy Shaw has over 35 years of safety expertise and has been employed by various companies in the areas of General Industry and Construction, Refining, Mining, and Maritime Industries. He has experience as an adjunct faculty instructor, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, OSHA compliance and regulatory standards, and incident investigations, among others.

Mr. Shaw holds professional certifications as a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager at the senior level. Mr. Shaw is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the American Waterways Organization. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Security and Safety from Eastern Kentucky University and an M.S. in Safety Management from Marshall University. He joined the EKU OSHA Training Institute Education Center in 2011.

Kathy Werking

Patricia Williams

Robert Wine

Gary Yurt

www.osha.eku.eduGary Yurt has 27 years of experience in the fire protection and emergency response service field as well as in safety and health within the private industry sector in manufacturing, chemical and power generation.  Gary has extensive experience in all phases of safety management and is known for enhancing safety by management and employee involvement in the overall safety culture.  Additionally, he has expertise in regulatory compliance, corporate EHS auditing, behavior-based safety, and business continuity planning.  Mr. Yurt holds a M.S. Degree in Loss Prevention and Safety Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and American Society of Safety Engineers.