M.S. in Emergency Management Faculty

Malone, Matthew IMG_0101Matthew Malone
Program Coordinator and Instructor

  • Doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy from Auburn University
  • Worked for the Alabama Emergency Management Agency in both response and recovery
  • Completed FEMA training courses both online, in person, and at the Emergency Management Institute in Maryland
  • Responded to multiple hurricane, flood, and tornadic events while an active emergency manager

Linda A Carson Linda A. Carson

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Over 20 years’ experience in corrections systems in Texas and South Carolina providing mental health services, curriculum planning, and supervision
  • Grant reviewer for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Faculty member at Lander for over 10 years


Frank Grand Frank Grand

  • Retired U.S. Army colonel with 25 years pf experience in field artillery and nuclear operations
  • 14 years as senior-level manager at the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency that oversees weapons of mass destruction
  • Two master’s degrees and coursework from the U.S. Army War College
  • Life coach

Peggy Johnson Peggy Johnson

  • Doctorate in Community Health from University of Tennessee
  • Author of articles in the International Journal of Emergency Management
  • Consultant to hospitals in Texas and South Carolina
  • Lander faculty member in Health Care Management, College of Business


Others Who Teach

  • We have also used other instructors in our program, such as city and county managers.