Founder / Executive Training Director
Amy Morgan, MSC
Ms. Morgan is an instructional designer, strategist and trainer, and the founder of Academy Hour, a training provider offering courses to professional groups, law enforcement and first response teams. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Education: Global Training & Development, has earned a Master's degree in Counseling, and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Behavioral Sciences. She previously served as the Training Officer for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and as an Instructional Systems Designer and Trainer for the Federal Aviation Administration. Ms. Morgan also serves as the Training Manager for Washington DC-based federal contract company, Changeis Inc.
Ms. Morgan writes/publishes therapy resource workbooks & training materials, and serves as a subject matter expert and presenter of leadership & mental health training sessions for the International Public Safety Association and the Justice Clearinghouse. Ms. Morgan also serves as a curriculum developer and instructor of mental health courses for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training in Oklahoma. Additionally, Ms. Morgan is a committee member of the Mental Health Committee for the International Public Safety Association.
Ms. Morgan is a certified trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and is trained as a QPR (Question Persuade Refer) trainer as well as a Crisis Prevention Institute Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention trainer. Additionally, she is Oklahoma Supreme Court certified as a civil mediator, and she has achieved Mensa membership status.
Global Director of Business Development
Cathy Wahkinney, LPC
Ms. Wahkinney serves as primary contact for Academy Hour business development, speaker coordination, and networking strategy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Community Outreach Liaison, Trainer, and former teacher. She lives in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area where she is building a private practice and is currently employed at Oakwood Springs, a behavioral health/substance abuse hospital. In addition to spending the last 4 years providing direct mental health/substance abuse services, she is a contract trainer for the National Resource Center for Youth Services, having been in that position for 12 years. She also contracted with the Juvenile Personnel Training program training a workshop she developed titled, “Beyond Power Struggles Into Positive Solutions”. Cathy graduated from the University of Oklahoma and completed her LPC Internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Science through the Interdisciplinary Training Program at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect under the direction of Dr. Barbara Bonner.
Dr. John Duncan
Dr. John Duncan is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, OU Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine, where he teaches about the neurobiology of addiction, psychopharmacology of non-therapeutic drug use, and medical ethics. John is also an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He has worked with CLS as a professor since 1997 and is the recipient of their 2003 “Kenneth E. Crook Distinguished Faculty Award,” for “Excellence in Teaching, and Meritorious Service to the University” the 2004 “Superior Teaching Award,” and the 2016 “Rufus Hall Outstanding Professor Award.”
In 2007 John retired after 27 years in law enforcement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control as Chief Agent. Although he worked as an undercover agent for years, the past 13 years were as an agency administrator, where he was responsible for agency direction and vision and programmatic development, specifically in the medical communities. He is the author of much of Oklahoma drug law. John has received over 6.5 million dollars in grant support for drug enforcement, treatment, and prevention programs in Oklahoma. His law enforcement experience includes extensive undercover operations, surveillance, intelligence, tactical operations, and firearms instruction. He was part of the national team that developed clandestine laboratory safety awareness and the use of protective equipment on clanlab operations. John taught this at a national level and was the author of much of Oklahoma State Law, including the first precursor control law, the ephedrine control law, the pseudoephedrine control law, and the comprehensive prescription controlled drug monitoring law.
In 1998, John developed “Science-Based Drug Education” for the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy and still teaches 40-hour schools for the United States Army National Guard, law enforcement officers, treatment professionals, and prevention specialists.
Additionally, John was a consultant for the US Department of State and the American Bar Association and traveled throughout the former Soviet Eastern-Block countries helping develop approaches to address issues of drug trafficking and governmental corruption. He served on a White House Commission that developed model legislation, was a member of the Advisory Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, was a member of the Governor’s Committee on Substance Abuse, was the Vice-Chairman of the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Policy Board, and served as a member of the Oklahoma Epidemiological Workgroup.