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Steven Bardwell, M.S.

Fire Science Administration | Program Director, Assistant Professor

Senior Executives in State and Local Government – Harvard University; Cambridge
M.S. in Executive Fire Service Leadership – Grand Canyon University; Phoenix, Ariz.
Executive Fire Officer – U.S. Fire Administration; Emmitsburg
B.S. in Fire Administration – The University of Memphis; Memphis, Tenn.
Certified Public Manager – MS State Personnel Board
Steven is also a Certified Advanced Rescue Specialist, and has completed many other rescue courses such as dive rescue, etc.
Steven began his career as a volunteer firefighter. His work experience is very diverse. Some of his responsibilities ranges from sanitation worker, firefighter/EMT, EMS supervisor, and chief fire officer. Steven have also worked as part of a state emergency response team and regional emergency response team. Some of his assignments include regional incidents and many other natural disasters. He has written courses, articles and delivered many presentations related to incident management, emergency management, organizational leadership, personal development, etc.

Training and Education Leadership: Steven joined the Waldorf faculty in 2011. In addition to department director, he serves as faculty member in the Waldorf A.A. in Fire Science, B.S. in Fire Science Administration, B.A.S in Fire Science, Administration, and M.A. Organizational Leadership – Fire/Rescue Leadership Concentration

Steven also serves as an adjunct instructor for the United States Department of Homeland Security/United States Fire Administration. He has instructed leadership, incident management, and other courses in several states including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas.

Steven served as Instructor Chief and Training Coordinator for the MS State Fire Academy. He developed and directed the delivery of many leadership and incident management courses for public safety personnel and private industry personnel. He developed and implemented the Designated Mississippi Fire Chief program and the Designated Mississippi Chief Fire Officer program.

Additional Information: He is a member of several associations and groups such as the National Society of Executive Fire Officers, Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association, Mississippi Fire Fighters Association, etc.

He enjoys fishing, camping, and playing basketball. He has three sons and two dogs.