Translational Research Fellows

Mr. Jim Keck

Assistant Professor, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Scherer Hall, Room 215 Phone: (804) 827-3510 Email:


  • Emergency preparedness
  • Emergency operations planning
  • Continuity of operations planning


Jim Keck, MHA, is an assistant professor in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program, has more than 45 years of successful experience in emergency management, homeland security, information technology, financial management and health care administration. Prior to joining the Wilder School, he served as deputy state coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, responsible for finance, federal homeland security grants, human resources, information technology and recovery and mitigation.

He worked with the governor’s office and the General Assembly on legislative bills and state homeland security and emergency management policy. As assistant division administrator for the Security and Emergency Management Division at Virginia Department of Transportation, Mr. Keck conducted business impact analysis and risk assessments for the development of the VDOT central office continuity of operations plan and directed the development of the Critical Infrastructure Information Program and managed the cyber security programs to assure protection of CII data and personal privacy data.

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