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Nelson Dunston
Dunston, M.S.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Fire Protection Engineering
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Fire Science & Professional Studies
Echlin Hall 115
Academic Credentials


    MS – Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, 1996
    BA – Chemistry, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1993

    Professional AFFILIATIONS

    • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – Center for Chemical Process Safety
    • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
    • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
    • American Society for Quality (ASQ)
    • American Society for Healthcare Engineering

    Professional and Research Interests

    Fire and Safety Engineering Education, Chemical Process Safety, Healthcare Safety and Engineering, EHS and Facilities Management.

    Presentations and Publications

    Presentation: Fire Protection Engineering Education in the US- Past, Present, and Future – for Danish Fire Protection professionals – NYC, 2012

    Presentation (Keynote Speaker): Fire Behavior – The Flash Point – CPCU  of Connecticut, 2011

    Presentation (Keynote Lecturer for 3-day seminar):  Fire Protection Engineering in the US  - Architects from Tianjin, China, 2007

    Presentation:  Human Behavior in Emergency Situations Through Code Compliance and Modeling, Crisis Management in a New Age “How Safe Are Our Facilities” – University of New Haven School of Business

    Presentation (Keynote Speaker): Computer Modeling and Human Behavior in Emergency Incidents, SFPE – Connecticut Valley Chapter, 2006

    Presentation: The Effects of Commercially Generated Ozone on Post-Fire Volatile Organic Compounds, SFPE – Chesapeake Chapter, 1997

    Publication: N.C. Dunston and S.M. Spivak, A Preliminary Investigation of the Effects of Ozone on Post-Fire Volatile Organic Compounds, J. of Applied Fire Science, Vol. 6, Number 3, 1996

    Publications: Featured Author of Chemistry Corner – CHEMTREC Quarterly Magazine, 2000 - 2003