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Matthew Hinds-Aldrich, Ph.D. (2011)
Interim Program Director
Assistant Professor, Fire Science

B.S., Eastern Kentucky University
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University
Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
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Dr. Matt Hinds-Aldrich is a full-time Assistant Professor of Fire Science at Anna Maria College.  He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kent in England.  His doctoral research focused upon the concept of firefighter culture having conducted research in the British and American fire services.  He is also a national expert on the unfortunate topic of firefighter arsonists--firefighters arrested for setting fires.  He has written several articles and the leading White Paper on the topic and has presented at major fire service conferences in the U.S. and U.K. about the scope of the problem and how to target it. 

Dr. Hinds-Aldrich serves on the Board of Directors of Fire 20/20, a national non-profit organization working to increase diversity and inclusion within the Fire Service.  In particular, he has been active in promoting High School to College "Pathways" programs in under-served and highly-diverse communities as a way to expose young people to careers and educational opportunities in the fire and emergency services they may have never considered.