Dr. David McEntire

Contact Information

Office: Chilton Hall 216
Office Hours:  M 3:30-5:00pm
                       W 1:00-2:30pm or by appointment
Phone: (940) 565-2996


  • EADP 3010, Introduction to Emergency Management (Fall & Summer)
  • EADP 3045, Disaster Response and Recovery (Fall)
  • EADP 4040, International Disasters
  • EADP 4080, Capstone Course (Fall & Spring)
  • EADP 4090, Terrorism and Emergency Management
  • EADP 4800, Internship Practicum
  • PADM 5610, Disaster Preparedness and Management
  • PADM 5700, Homeland Security
  • PADM 6610, Emergency Management Theory and Practice


Ph.D., University of Denver
M.A., University of Denver
B.A., Brigham Young University


Dr. McEntire is an associate professor, teaching emergency management in the Department of Public Administration. His academic interests include emergency management theory, international disasters, community preparedness, response coordination, homeland security, and vulnerability reduction. He has received several Quick Response Grants, funded by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, along with an grant from the National Science Foundation.  He is the author of five books and numerous articles that have appeared in emergency management journals. Dr. McEntire has been awarded grants to conduct terrorism response training for FEMA in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He has been a contributing author for a study of Texas Homeland Security Preparedness for the Century Foundation.  Dr. McEntire is the 2010 Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award Recipient for Academic Excellence in Emergency Management Higher Education.


Areas of expertise: emergency administration theory, disaster response, international disasters, community preparedness, and homeland security.