Dr. Redd R.J.G. Branner is Program Chair, Public Safety Programs, College of Public Health & Administration, Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio.
Redd is a highly motivated Professor with industry experience in Public Administration, Business Administration, Fire Service Administration, Project Management, Non-Profit Management, Construction Management, Fire Science, Homeland Security, Facility Management, Operations Management, Policy development, Human & Resource Management, and Global/International leadership. He also has extensive experience developing education programs, streamlining operations, organizational restructuring, change management, creating programs that benefit organizational needs, program management, diversity training and development. Redd also possesses extensive experience in course facilitation, instruction, and curriculum development.
Dr. Branner is a 21 year active duty veteran of the United States Air Force. During his 21 years Redd served in Alaska, South Korea, Germany, England, Delaware, Spain, Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa, Qatar, Illinois and Texas. Redd was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 7 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon and the Air Force Service Longevity Ribbon with 4 oak leaf clusters.
Redd was also recognized as Air Intelligence Agency Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year 2004, 2005; Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter: 1st Quarter 08, 3rd Quarter 07, 1st and 4th Quarter 06, 1st, 2nd and 4th Quarter 05, and 4th Quarter 04; 303d Intelligence Squadron Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 2007; 692nd Intelligence Group Civil Engineer Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year ’07; and the 694th Intelligence Group Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award Winner 2008. Redd was also recognized in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Who’s Who in Black Columbus.
Dr. Branner serves as President of the Board of Directors for Imagine Integrity (Columbus, OH) and Imagine Woodbury (Dayton) elementary schools. He is also a board member of Columbus Kitchen, Inc. Dr. Branner has a pending case study on Ethical Government Behavior accepted by Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration. Dr. Branner is also conducting research on the use of technology in emergency management and homeland security degree programs.