Dr. Kelly E. Garrett serves as the Director of the Emergency Management Professionals Program at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD. In his role at EMI, he leads a staff that provides program and curriculum oversight, collaboration, and coordination between the Basic, Advanced, and Executive Academies, which matriculates more than 3,200 students annually. A retired U. S. Army Reserve officer, Colonel Garrett served on the Department of the Army Staff in the Pentagon, as a Faculty Instructor at the U. S. Army War College, and as an Adjunct Professor at the U.S. Army Command and Staff College. Kelly received Doctor of Education and Master of Science in Education degrees from the Chief Learning Officer Program of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Leadership and Business Ethics from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also possesses graduate certificates in Public Leadership from The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and in Talent Leadership from The Wharton School.