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Gregory Gorbett

  • Associate Professor

Bio  •  Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Department: School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management
  • Office: Ashland 125
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 250
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)622-2344
  • Office Hours: Monday 9:00am-11:00am and 1:30pm-2:30pm, Tuesday 8:00am-9:00am, Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am, Thursday 8:00am-9:00am, Friday 9:00am-11:00am


Greg Gorbett is an Associate Professor in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Program at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.  He currently serves as a director for the National Association of Fire Investigators, as a co-editor for the Fire and Arson Investigator Journal of the International Association of Arson Investigators, and as the executive secretary of the Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Fire and Explosion Investigation Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For the past fourteen years, he has worked as a fire and explosion expert with Kennedy & Associates, Madison County Fire Investigation Task Force, and runs his own consulting firm. Mr. Gorbett holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Fire Science, and the other in Forensic Science.  He also holds two Master of Science degrees, one in Executive Fire Service Leadership, and the other in Fire Protection Engineering.  He also holds a Ph.D. in Fire Protection Engineering.  Additionally he is a certified fire and explosion investigator (CFEI), a certified fire investigator (IAAI-CFI), a certified fire protection specialist (CFPS), certified vehicle fire investigator (CVFI), and a certified fire investigation instructor (CFII).

Primary Areas of Academic Interest:

Fire and explosion investigation and analysis; Enclosure fire dynamics and fire behavior via residential scale and small-scale experimentation; Fire science and its application to building codes, building construction, fire protection and forensics; Failure analysis and electrical fire causation; Mathematical modeling and computer simulation of fires in buildings; engineering forensic tools; and the use of computer fire models in fire investigation, reconstruction and protection.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
FSE 120Fire Behavior & CombustionMW 9:05am-10:20am Ashland Building 137Spring 2018
FSE 350Fire Arson & Explsn Invstgtn I  Internet Classes SITESpring 2018
FSE 380Failure AnlysisM 1:25pm-4:10pm Ashland Building 137Spring 2018
FSE 495Explosion Case PreparationM 6:00pm-9:00pm Ashland Building 117Spring 2018
FSE 496Fire Investigation Case Prep   Spring 2018
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