Joel M Billings

Title
Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences; Program Chair B.S. in Emergency Services
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Department
Department of Security and Emergency Services
College
College of Arts & Sciences
Joel M Billings

Joel earned his doctoral and master’s degrees at Oklahoma State University in the Fire and Emergency Management Administration graduate program and his Fire Science undergraduate degree at Lake Superior State University in Michigan, where he was a volunteer firefighter and EMT-Basic. Joel is interested in building the body of knowledge in the field of emergency services to prevent loss in human health. His current research focuses on firefighter sleep habits, sleep quality, and shift schedules. He strives toward developing methods to reduce the sleep deficiency epidemic in emergency services, ultimately improving health, safety, and performance. He strongly supports bridging the gap between academia and practice by involving practitioner stakeholders in deliberation thereby influencing evidence-based decisions. Joel’s non-academic interests include spending time with his wife, Emily while enjoying the outdoor adventures of biking, hiking, and camping.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Fire and Emergency Management Administration, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management Administration, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

  • First Instructor I - Oklahoma State University
  • Prevention Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents Awareness Level Training Course - New Mexico Tech
  • Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings Awareness Level Training Course - New Mexico Tech
  • Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Indirect Delivery - Emergency Management Institute - FEMA
  • HAZWOPER (29CFR1910.120) 4-Hour General Hazard Awareness Program - New Environment, Inc.
  • HAZWOPER (29CFR1910.120) 40-Hour Worker Program - New Environment, Inc.
  • HAZWOPER (29CFR1910 .120) 4-Hour Basic Safety Training Program - New Environment, Inc.
  • IS-00804 Emergency Support Function (ESF) #4 Firefighting - Emergency Management Institute - FEMA
  • IS-00700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction - Emergency Management Institute - FEMA
  • IS-00200.a ICS For Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200 - Emergency Management Institute - FEMA
  • IS-00100.a Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 - Emergency Management Institute - FEMA
  • EMT - Basic - Emergency Management Institute - FEMA
  • Fire Fighter I & II - Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council
  • Hazmat First Responder - Operations - Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council
  • Hazmat First Responder - Awareness - Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council