Michael J. Kasitz , MPA

Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, Austin Peay State University , Clarksville , Tennessee

Michael Kasitz is the Director of Public Safety / Chief of Police at Austin Peay State University. Serving in that capacity since 2013, Michael is responsible for police services, parking services, and emergency management. Prior to 2013, Michael spent 23 years at Eastern Kentucky University in a variety of positions that included Police Captain, Director of Emergency Management, and Parking Operations commander. Michael serves as adjunct faculty at Austin Peay, teaching criminal justice, public management, and emergency management classes. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Kentucky where he teaches undergraduate emergency management classes and facilitates graduate courses in Public Administration and Safety, Security, and Emergency Management.