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.
“Definitely one of the better online training experiences I have watched.” – Kevin K, Criminalistics Administrator
“More than 4000 justice professionals have registered for Amy Morgan’s webinars, making her one of our most popular presenters for the Justice Clearinghouse.. Amy’s presentations..include helpful exercises, stories and applications to reinforce core concepts.” – Aaron Gorrell, President, Justice Clearinghouse
“Great topics, expertise, and voice for the trainings. Highly recommend this training.” – M. Wicks, Chief of Police
“Amy is an incredibly knowledgeable trainer and stays current on all aspects of mental health. The International Public Safety Association is fortunate to have her as a recurring on-line instructor and a member of our Mental Health Committee.” – Heather Cotter, Executive Director, International Public Safety Association
“Courses provided realistic ideas for situations faced in the course of business. Great information presented in an easy to understand way.” – Kevin L., Investigative Special Agent
“Easy to maneuver, good pace, easy to understand. Different than other training I have had.” – Kourtney H., Forensic Toxicology Supervisor
“Very good training and information that is very convenient.” – Erik S., Tribal Police Officer
“Amy is well respected and knowledgeable on this important topic. The information on PTSD was particularly helpful.” – Webinar Attendee, Justice Clearinghouse, “Mental Illnesses and Disorders Overview”
“Excellent program. Many good tips on recognizing mental disorders. Amy is excellent on the presentation of an important area of law enforcement.” – Webinar Attendee, Justice Clearinghouse, “Mental Illnesses and Disorders Overview”
“The way Amy explained the majority of mental illnesses in a very concise but detailed fashion. These are topics I’ve heard about for years but never could explain or understand until now.” – Webinar Attendee, Justice Clearinghouse, “Mental Illnesses and Disorders Overview”
“The presenter was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the topic and it was well presented. The presentation captured my attention the whole time. Great job!” – Webinar Attendee, Justice Clearinghouse, “Mental Illnesses and Disorders Overview”
“I appreciated how Amy repeatedly stressed approaching a potential situation with ‘compassion & patience.’ Her presentation felt very much like “boots on the ground, mucking through the trenches” rather than a dry recitation of facts, an attitude of domination & extreme control, or even pure theoretical approach. It felt like she’d actually worked with people struggling in the situation–rather then someone who’d only read about struggles in books & regurgitated paper theories.” – Webinar Attendee, Justice Clearinghouse, “Mental Illnesses and Disorders Overview”
Dr. John Duncan
Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences, OU Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine
Retired Chief Agent, Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control
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.
Graduate Student – Human Relations Department, University of Oklahoma
Former Group Therapist – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Forensic Interviewer
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
Dean of Online Education at East Texas Baptist University
Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Management
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.