Joel Billings

Title
Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Email
Department
Security and Emergency Services
College
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences
Joel 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 & Emergency Mgmt Admin, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Fire & Emergency Mgmt Admin, Oklahoma State University

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