Member, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
Founder / Executive Training Director
Amy Morgan, MSC
Ms. Morgan is the founder and Executive Training Director 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 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.
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.
Byron Curtis Ph.D. F-ABFT, Chief Forensic Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – State of Oklahoma, Toxicology Laboratory Director
Dr Curtis has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Central State University (now known as University of Central Oklahoma) and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with emphasis in Pharmacology/Toxicology from the University of Oklahoma. Dr Curtis hold certification as a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists. He has been employed at the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner for the past 27 or so years. The first fifteen years were spent as a “bench” Forensic Chemist working under the direction of (in chronologic order), Richard Prouty M.S., D-ABFT, Timothy Rohrig Ph.D., F-ABFT, Philip Kemp Ph.D., F-ABFT . He has occupied the Chief Toxicologist position for the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner since 2009. For Dr Curtis’ doctoral research he conducted an investigation into the toxicology of the phenethylamine analog 2C-T-7 a hallucinogen structurally related to several compounds currently appearing such as 2C-B, 2C-E, BromoDragonFly etc. His previous laboratory experience varies from mining ore assays, oilfield services, waste water testing to water analysis.
Scott Tatum, RN, BSIT
Scott spent 20 years doing helicopter rescue and critical care as a flight RN/Paramedic , ICU and instructor. He is currently a Simulation Specialist/Instructor working with medical students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians. His simulations range from multi system trauma, OR Fires, OB to active shooters. He also works with local law enforcement, Border Patrol, Customs and the U.S. Marshal Service assisting in simulation training and hands on skills building utilizing both high fidelity mannequins and cadavers.
Scott is also a Certified LEFR/TCCC instructor, certified armorer in Sig Sauer and S&W, and he is a NRA certified firearm instructor. Throughout his career he has worked with all aspects of LE. His passion for perfection and teaching leaves students confident but not cocky. In this career of medicine and law enforcement it's a never ending school, lessons learned on a daily basis. If you stop learning you become a danger to yourself and others.
Instructor / Intern
Jessica Smith is currently a graduate student in the Human Relations Department at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a group therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and as a Forensic Interviewer for 8 years. Jessica is currently completing her graduate internship with Assessment, Inc. in Norman as a therapist intern. At Assessment, Inc. she leads DUI/DUS court-ordered treatment groups in addition to conducting individual and group counseling with children and first responders and their families who have experienced trauma. She also administers the MMPI and CPI to peace officer, Fire Marshall and Department of Corrections candidates. After graduation, Jessica intends on working on her candidacy for licensure with the State of Oklahoma.
Dr. Colleen Halupa
Dr. Colleen Halupa is the Dean of Online Education at East Texas Baptist University. She has an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Management, a masters and bachelors in health care administration and is a nationally certified clinical laboratory scientist. She was a health manager for over 20 years in both the private and military sectors. She is the author of Transformative Curriculum Design in the Health Sciences. She has been teaching online for over 14 years at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral level in education, health administration, clinical laboratory science, health education and health professions.
Katie has her undergraduate degree in Human Relations from OU, has a background working with adults in higher education, and has experience working for the Department of Mental Health in Norman, OK. She is personally committed to helping communities and individuals raise awareness through the use of creativity and education. Katie is the glue that holds together all of Academy Hour's activities -- so for questions on training records, presentation scheduling, login issues, or pretty much anything else, Katie Williams is the go-to lady!
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