Duane Hagelgans, J.D.

Emergency Management

Duane Hagelgans, J.D.

Contact Information


Phone: 717-871-7536

Professor Duane Hagelgans has been involved in the emergency services for over 40 years.  He has been working and volunteering in the field of emergency management for over 20 years.  He retired in 2011 from the City of Lancaster, Bureau of Fire, where he held numerous positions including Emergency Management Coordinator for the City.  He is the Emergency Management Coordinator for a regional emergency management zone in Millersville Borough and Manor Township.  He holds an A.S. in Fire Science Technology from Harrisburg Area Community College, a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety from Millersville University and Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.

Professor Hagelgans currently serves on the South Central Pennsylvania Task Force (SCTF) and the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency.  As a member of the SCTF Incident Management Team he was one of the responders to the Nickel Mines Amish School shooting.  He is an associate professor at Millersville University and has taught numerous emergency management courses for the Department of Homeland Security.  He specializes in the area of public information and emergency response. Professor Hagelgans also serves on the admission committee for the MSEM program.  He is currently researching better methods to teach emergency preparedness to school age children and the emergency services, in areas of leadership. 

Professor Hagelgans teaches:

EHEM 201: Introduction to Emergency Management

EHEM 305: Disaster Management and Community Risk

EHEM 316: Introduction to Terrorism, WMD, and Homeland Security

EMGT 601: Principles and Practices of Emergency Management

EMGT 616: Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction & Homeland Security

EMGT 693: Field Experience Practicum

EDTE 605: Critical Thinking and Decision Making