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Nelson Dunston
Dunston, M.S.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Fire Protection Engineering
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Fire Science & Professional Studies
Echlin Hall #7
Academic Credentials


    MS – Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, 1996
    BA – Chemistry, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1993

    Professional Certifications

    Certified Safety Professional – Board of Certified Safety Professionals
    Certified Fire Protection Specialist – NFPA


    Professor Dunston has particular interest in human behavior in fires, fire toxicology, environmental sustainability and fire protection engineering and has recently begun to explore the fire and health hazards of nanotechnology.

    Presentations and Publications

    Presentation: Fire Protection Engineering Education in the US- Past, Present, and Future – for Danish Fire Protection professionals – NYC, 2012

    Presentation (Keynote Speaker): Fire Behavior – The Flash Point – CPCU  of Connecticut, 2011

    Presentation (Keynote Lecturer for 3-day seminar):  Fire Protection Engineering in the US  - Architects from Tianjin, China, 2007

    Presentation:  Human Behavior in Emergency Situations Through Code Compliance and Modeling, Crisis Management in a New Age “How Safe Are Our Facilities” – University of New Haven School of Business

    Presentation (Keynote Speaker): Computer Modeling and Human Behavior in Emergency Incidents, SFPE – Connecticut Valley Chapter, 2006

    Presentation: The Effects of Commercially Generated Ozone on Post-Fire Volatile Organic Compounds, SFPE – Chesapeake Chapter, 1997

    Publication: N.C. Dunston and S.M. Spivak, A Preliminary Investigation of the Effects of Ozone on Post-Fire Volatile Organic Compounds, J. of Applied Fire Science, Vol. 6, Number 3, 1996

    Publications: Featured Author of Chemistry Corner – CHEMTREC Quarterly Magazine, 2000 - 2003