Jason Moats, PhD is the Associate Division Director for the Emergency Services Training Institute / Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. He currently oversees four programs with a combined annual budget of more than 19 million dollars. He has been with TEEX since 2002. TEEX , a member of The Texas A&M University System, offers hands-on, customized, first-responder training, homeland security exercises, technical assistance and technology transfer services impacting Texas and beyond. As Program Director he is responsible for the emergency medical services, public health and incident management Homeland Security National Training Programs training and technical assistance programs based in the Emergency Operations Training Center.
Dr. Moats has nearly three decades of experience in of emergency services. He has served as a firefighter for departments in Kentucky, Florida, and Indiana, as well as an Emergency Medical Technician in Indiana, Florida and San Diego County (CA). He has been decorated for valor on two occasions while serving as a firefighter/EMT. He has also served in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman where he served aboard ships as well as in hospitals as an EMT.
In 2000, Dr. Moats became the Hazardous Materials Training Officer and the SARA Title III Program Officer for the State of Kentucky’s Division of Emergency Management. Jason managed the state’s hazardous materials training program and built partnerships between response agencies throughout Kentucky. He is currently adjunct faculty for the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Bush School at Texas A&M University.
He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education & Development from Southern Illinois University. Jason is the author of “Agroterrorism, A Guide for First Responders”. He has had articles published on a variety of topics involving training and development, technology acceptance, crisis management, and the work of scholar-practitioners. He also has published a chapter in the Handbook of Innovative Technology Integration in Higher Education. He is the past Proceedings Editor (2015) and Conference Program Chair (2016 & 2017) for the Academy of Human Resource Development’s (AHRD) International Research Conference in the Americas. He is currently a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development’s Board of Directors. He is a faculty fellow with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center and a research fellow with the Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Institute for Science Technology, and Public Policy, both of which are at Texas A&M University.