Dr. Stacy Willett is a Professor of Emergency Management at The University of Akron in Ohio. She is the Program Director for the third oldest EM program in the country, and the first ever accredited. Dr. Willett has been with the University of Akron since August of 2001, and Program Director since 2005. She places around 100 students a year in internships. Her on-site research and subsequent publications include findings from Flight 93 on September 11th, Hurricane Ike, The Alrosa Nightclub Shootings, and Ebola. Dr. Willett holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Sociology. Her dissertation and further publications focus on crisis leadership and training transfer processes.She currently is on the IAEM Training and Education Committee, Chair of the FEMA Higher Education Jobs and Internships Special Interest Group (SIG), Chair of the FEMA National Internship work group, and has been a planning team member for the DHS National Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) event for four years. Dr. Willett is former chair of a three-year work group that wrote and established the first academic Emergency Management Accreditation Standards.