Ryan Akers

Ryan Akers

Associate Extension Professor

Community Preparedness and Disaster Management

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9745
Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Statewide and regional community preparedness and disaster management

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.S., Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Delta State University

  • Community Emergency Response Team Instructor and Program Manager
  • Myers & Briggs Type Indicator Interpreter and Facilitator

Recognitions and Awards:
  • Outstanding Youth Alumnus, University of Georgia College of Education, 2016
  • Champion of Change, The White House, 2014


  • Akers, C. R., T. De Voe. 2020. Crisis Management Teams. Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group. In E. Zdziarski, N. Dunkel, J. M. Rollo (Ed.), Campus Crisis Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners (2nd Edition). Abingdon.
  • Akers, C.R., A. Heiselt. 2009. When it rains, it pours: Crises at Oakmont University. The College Student Affairs Journal 27(2):275-283.