School Safety & Security Expert; Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Dr. Amy Klinger, Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Ashland University and is the Director of Programs for the Educators' School Safety Network, a non-profit training organization. Her past experience includes 26 years of service as a teacher, central office administrator, building principal, and college professor. Dr. Klinger is a certified Department of Homeland Security Instructor, as well as a certified ALICE trainer. She conducts school and law enforcement based trainings in crisis management through ESSN as well as through the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, FEMA, and the Department of Homeland Security. She has recently completed the development of a two-day crisis management course and accompanying materials for FEMA and DHS entitled Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers.
Dr. Klinger has conducted extensive research in the area of school safety and crisis planning and has developed lockdown enhancement, threat assessment, and parent reunification courses for school administrators, school staff members, and law enforcement officials. She authored the book, In Search of Safer Schools, published in 2009, along with other articles on school safety featured in national publications. She has presented at regional, national, and international education and law enforcement conferences on school safety and security issues. Dr. Klinger teaches graduate courses at Ashland University in educational administration areas such as leadership, finance, policy, human behavior, resource management, and community relations.