Melissa Morgan, PhD

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Melissa Morgan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. At the University, she is involved in agricultural disaster planning and biosecurity. She has participated on the Core Planning Team for the 2014 and 2017 Multi-Jurisdictional Animal Resource Coordination Exercises. She is the K9 manager for Ohio Task Force 1 a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team, Chief of the Kentucky Search Dog Association, and a Deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. Melissa has been involved with over 300 incidents as either a dog handler, team leader or operations officer. Her K9s are certified through FEMA, the North American Police Work Dog Association and American Police Canine Association in disaster, air scent, trailing, and cadaver (disaster, land and water).