Stephen Simpson

Director, Emergency Management & Outreach
Staff member since:
(515) 294-7675


PhD Industrial and Agricultural Technology - Iowa State University
Master of Business Administration in Public Administration - Hood College
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - University of Maryland

Professional Designations/Certifications

Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
Health Physics Society (HPS)
International Association of Emergency Managers (IEMA)
Iowa Emergency Management Association
North Central Chapter of the Health Physics Society

University, Community and Professional Activities

Ames Multi-Disciplinary Safety Team (MDST)
FEMA Regional Assistance Committee (RAC)
Story County Emergency Management Commission
Story County Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC)

Professional Presentations and Proceedings

"Radiation is Your Friend" 45th Annual Iowa Governor’s Safety & Health Conference
"Emergency Management Primer" 2016 Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference
"Improving Safety Climate through Employee Trust in Leadership" 2016 AWW & WEA Conference
"Evaluating Employees’ Perceptions of Trust and Safety Climate in the University Laboratory Environment Over Two - Levels of Management" 2015 ATMAE Conference
"Probabilistic Design Analysis (PDA): Prospects and Pitfalls" 2015 ATMAE Conference
"Evaluating Employees’ Trust of Their Organizational Leadership and Safety Climate in the University Laboratory Environment" 2014 ATMAE Conference
"Advanced Techniques and New Technologies Used in Emergency Response Exercises" 55th Annual Meeting, Health Physics Society
"Food Irradiation", Health Physics Society Newsletter
"Linear Accelerator Safety System: An Iowa State University Perspective", 30th Midyear Topical Meeting, Health Physics Society
"Effective Radiation Safety Training", RSO Magazine, Vol 3, No 3,