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Faculty

The FPE program includes a number of Cal Poly faculty members and working professionals as instructors in the program. Many courses will be taught by teams of instructors to provide both theoretical and practical perspectives on the subject matter. A number of working professionals also serve as professional mentors for students in the program.

Program Faculty Members

Member Department Biography
Professor Christopher Pascual Mechanical Engineering Professor Pascual is the Graduate Coordinator of the FPE Program, with responsibility for program admissions. He has expertise in thermal sciences and will be involved in teaching courses related to the thermal sciences.
Kevin Dong Architectural Engineering

Professor Dong has expertise in structural engineering and is Cal Poly faculty in the Architectural Engineering department. He will be involved in teaching courses related to structural fire protection.

Professor
Lonny Simonian
Construction Management Professor Simonian has expertise in electrical systems and ventilation systems; he will be involved in teaching courses related to fire detection, alarm and communication systems, and smoke management systems.
Assistant Professor Richard Emberley Mechanical Engineering Professor Emberley has expertise in thermal sciences, structural engineering and fire protection engineering. He will be involved in teaching a wide variety of courses such as fire dynamics, flammability, structural fire safety, and fire safety regulations and management. He will also be advising thesis projects.
Assistant Professor Thomas Korman Construction Management Professor Korman has expertise in mechanical systems and ventilation systems; he will be involved in teaching courses related to fire suppression systems and smoke management systems.

Working Professional Faculty Members

Member Biography
Dr. Frederick Mowrer Dr. Mowrer is a Professor-in-Residence and is the Director of Fire Protection Engineering Programs at Cal Poly. Dr. Mowrer spent 20+ years on the faculty of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland before retiring with emeritus status in 2008; he served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers for 8 years, including a term as President of the SFPE in 2002. Dr. Mowrer has broad expertise in the field of fire protection engineering and will be involved in teaching a number of the courses in the program.
Dr. Christopher Lautenberger Dr. Lautenberger is a principal with Reax Engineering, Inc., in Berkeley, CA. He has expertise in fire science and fire protection engineering; he will be involved in teaching courses related to fire dynamics and fire modeling.
Dr. David Rich Dr. Rich is a principal with Reax Engineering, Inc., in Berkeley, CA. He has expertise in fire science and fire protection engineering; he will be involved in teaching courses related to flammability assessment methods and smoke management systems.
Morgan J. Hurley Professor Hurley is the Technical Director of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He has expertise in fire protection engineering; he will be involved in teaching courses related to performance-based fire protection design.
Francisco Joglar Professor Joglar is a senior consultant with the Kleinsorg Group Risk Services. He has expertise in fire protection for commercial nuclear plants, fire modeling and Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment (FPRA).

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