Gregory Gorbett

  • Associate Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: Fire Protect&Para-Medicine Sciences
  • Office: Stratton 253
  • Email:
  • Phone: 622-2344
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 250


Greg Gorbett is an Assistant Professor in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology in the Safety, Security and Emergency Management department at EKU. He spent 7 years working as a private consultant in the fire, arson, and explosion investigation profession prior to coming to EKU. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Fire Science, and the other in Forensic Science. He holds a MS degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership and is currently pursuing a MS degree in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI. He currently serves on the NFPA 1033 Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, as well as a Director for the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Primary Areas of Academic Interest:

Fire and explosion investigation and analysis; Enclosure fire dynamics and fire behavior via residential scale and small-scale experimentation; Fire science and its application to building codes, building construction, fire protection and forensics; Failure analysis and electrical fire causation; Mathematical modeling and computer simulation of fires in buildings; engineering forensic tools; and the use of computer fire models in fire investigation, reconstruction and protection.


Subject  TitleTimeLocationTerm
FSE 224Human Behavior in Fire9:30am-10:45am Stratton Building 233Fall 2013
FSE 350Fire Arson & Explsn Invstgtn I  Internet Classes SITESpring 2014
FSE 350Fire, Arson, & Explosion Inv.2:00pm-3:15pm Ashland Building 117Fall 2013
FSE 380Fire & Explosion Scene Anlysis3:30pm-6:15pm Stratton Building 247Spring 2014
FSE 480Industrial Fire Safety   Fall 2013