Dr. Dornan received a Master’s and Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada in 1989. Afterwards, he went to UCLA to spend three years at UCLA’s School of Medicine, Brain Research Institute. He has also conducted research on Alzheimer’s disease at Illinois Wesleyan University.
In 1997, Dr. Dornan began flight training in a Cessna 152 and loved it. The next year he received all of his certificates and began flight instructing. Eventually, he flew for two regional airlines and joined Middle Tennessee State University as an Associate Professor and Chair of Aerospace Department at MTSU. He has submitted over 50 scholarly publications and has given over 100 national professional research presentations.
Dr. Sturtevant earned an Education Doctorate in Leadership for Teaching and Learning, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. He was a tenured Assistant Professor at Chattanooga State Technical Community College where he was the Dean of Distance Education and Coordinator of Fire Science Technology.
Dr. Sturtevant is also a published author and has assessed several foreign emergency response training and certification programs. He is active on various emergency service degree committees, and served on the Board of Directors and Committee on Accreditation for the National Professional Qualifications System.
Speakers included President Holland and Dr. Dornan and ended with a ribbon cutting ceremony that caused a lot of chuckles due to the stubbornness of the ribbon not wanting to be severed.