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  Vaughn E. Wagner, Ph.D., BCE, ME



An academic rank of Professor Emeritus was awarded Dr. Vaughn E. Wagner on May 8, 2008 by Salisbury University, a member institution of the University System of Maryland. For the past ten years he has been a faculty member of an accredited Environmental Health Science Program, Department of Biological Sciences. Teaching and research responsibilities include curricula design for an undergraduate environmental health science major and health impact analyses of chemical and bioagent exposures. He has over 30 years experience in the environmental health and toxicology disciplines and has authored, edited, and contributed to numerous scientific publications.

Academic Qualifications

Dr. Wagner has extensive training in environmental toxicology and medical parasitology at the Pesticide Research Center, Michigan State University. He is Board Certified in Medical Entomology specializing in human health effects of parasitic bioagent exposures. Additionally, Dr. Wagner has held leadership positions in environmental toxicology, pollution control and risk assessment at local, state, and federal governmental levels. Education and board certification includes:

•Michigan State University, PhD, 1975
Major: Medical Entomology
Minor: Pesticide Toxicology

•Pennsylvania State University, M.S., 1967
Major: Public Health Entomology
Minor: Pesticide Chemistry

•Grove City College, BS, 1964
Major: Biology
Minor: Microbiology

•ESA Board Certified: Medical Entomology
Certification Number: 2490
Year of Certification: 1999

Other Professional and Academic Experience

Adjunct Faculty, National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, Texas A & M University, Texas Engineering Extension Service, College Station, Texas, 2007 to Present.

Department of Homeland Security Certifications - FEMA, EMI: IS-00100, Introduction to the Incident Command System; IS-00200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS-00700, Introduction to the National Incident Management System. 2006 to Present

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Homeland Security, National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD. 1988 to Present.

President and Principal Toxicologist. A&E Consulting Services, Inc. 1996 to Present.

Senior Scientist and Study Director. Redfield Laboratory, Redfield, Arkansas. 1994 to 1996.

Michigan Department of Public Health/ATSDR Grant, Lansing, Michigan, Environmental Toxicologist, 1988-1992.

Macomb County Health Department, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Toxicologist, 1985-1988.

Wagner and Associates, Chicago, Illinois Principal Consultant, 1980-1985.

Saginaw-Bay Mosquito Control Commission Chief Executive Officer, 1977-1980.

City University of New York, New York Assistant Professor, 1975-1977.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan Research Fellow, 1970-1975.

New York State Health/Duchess County Health Department Appointment, Medical Entomologist, 1967-1970.

Allegheny County Health Department, Environmental Health Sanitarian, 1964 -1965.

Professional Achievements & Awards

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER). Atlanta, Georgia. Panel Member. Peer Review of Submitted Applications for Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers: A Public Health Systems Approach. July 9-11, 2008.

American Mosquito Control Association. Orlando, Florida. Paper Presentation: Wagner VE, Williams RL, and Grogan WL. Mosquitoes Associated With U.S. Department of Agriculture Managed Wetlands on Maryland's Delmarva Peninsula. April 1-5, 2007.

Agriculture Security and Public Health Conference. Co-planner and Moderator. Salisbury, MD. Co-sponsors: Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. February 2005.

City of Mobile, Alabama. Bioterrorism Training – Coastal Defense. March 2004.

Wicomico County Bioterrorism Task Force. February 2004.

City of Jacksonville, Florida. Bioterrorism Training – Super Bowl XXXIX. January 2003.

Association of Schools of Public Health. Symposium Presentation: Bioterrorism Course at Salisbury University. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. September, 2002.

Who’s Who in Science & Engineering, 4th Edition. 1998-1999.

The FEMA Communicator Award: Award of Distinction. March 1998.

FEMA EENET Broadcast: "Emergency Response to Terrorist Incidents". February 1998.

Sigma XI, Scientific Research Society of North America (May 1974).

State of Michigan, Great Lakes Task Force on Oil and Hazardous Material Spills. 1989 – 1990.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. 1995-1998.

Scientific Peer-Review; Journal of Medical Entomology/University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. 1998 – 2001.

Assistant Editor, Toxicology, Occupational Medicine and Environmental Series (TOMES Plus®) Editorial Board, Micromedex, Inc., Denver, Colorado. 1992 to 2003.

Professional Memberships

Entomological Society of America – 1969 to 1975; 1994 to Present (Emeritus Member).

Board Certified Entomologist, Medical Entomology; Entomological Society of America. 1999 to Present (Emeritus Member).

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – 1985 to 1992 (Full Member).

International Society of Exposure Analysis – 1988 to 1994 (Full Member).

American Association for the Advancement of Science – 1968 to 1975 (Full Member).

American Mosquito Control Association – 1968 to 1982; 2004 (Full Member).

American Registry of Professional Entomologists – 1968 to 1984 (Full Member).


Environmental Toxicology and Public Health

Wagner, VE and Venso, EA. 2004. Chemical and bioterrorism: An Integrated Emergency Management Approach at the Undergraduate Level. Journal of Emergency Management. 2(4):50 – 54.

Wagner, VE. November 2003. Chapter 8 – Bioterrorism (Revised). Emergency Preparedness Manual. Salisbury University.

Wagner, VE. October 2003. Abstract Publication. Chemical bioterrorism. American Academy of Family Physicians. Leawood, KS

Wagner VE. September 2003. Training Module, Unit 9. Public/Environmental Health Aspects Associated with Special Events. National Emergency Training Center. Federal Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, Maryland

Wagner, VE. September 2002. Abstract Publication: Bioterrorism course at Salisbury University: Defensive Strategies to Terrorist-Initiated Releases. Association of Schools of Public Health. University of Pittsburgh.

Wagner VE. 2001. Chapter 3: Chemical and bioterrorism. In Hogan JH (Ed): Terrorism: Defensive Strategies for Individuals, Companies and Governments. pp 29 -54.

Wagner VE. 2000. Training Module, IEMC/Consequences of Terrorism Course, Unit 24: Chemical and Bioterrorism. National Emergency Training Center. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emmitsburg, MD

Wagner VE. 1999. IEMC/Hazardous Materials Course. National Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Wagner VE and Vessel L. 1997. The Causation Element in Toxic Tort Lawsuits. Michigan Lawyers Weekly, (11) 41: 4, 24. Lansing, Michigan.

Wagner VE, Carriere R, and Kuhn W. 1997. Prevent "Sick-Building Syndrome". Environmental Protection. (8)4: 14-15.

Wagner VE. 1994. NFA/Emergency Medical Technician Course: Toxicology Module. National Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency management Agency. Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Wagner VE. 1992. IEMC/National Security, Unit 12: Health Impact of Exposure to Biological/Chemical Agents. National Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Emmitsburg, Maryland. 20pp.

Hazardous Materials and Pollution Control 

Kirpal S, Wagner V, and Nelton E. 1998. The Establishment and Maintenance of an Electronic Database Network for Responding to and Mitigating Accidental Chemical Releases. Indian Journal of Toxicology. (5)1:1-14.

Wagner VE, Novak JJ, Vaughan GH, and Klaviter EC. 1992. M.V. Jupiter Gasoline Tanker Explosion and Fire: Air Monitoring and Health Impact. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology. Suppl. 1, 111-126.

Wagner VE. 1992. Hazardous Materials Specialist Course – Plume Dispersion and Suppression during Explosion and Fire Conditions. Nationals Emergency Training Center. Federal Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency. 15pp.

Wagner VE. 1991. Spill Prevention. Health Environmental Digest (4)11:8-9.

Nutter D and Wagner VE. 1989. Preliminary Health Assessment for Duell and Gardner Landfill. CERCLIS No. MID980504716. ATSDR. 7pp.

Boyle BT and Wagner VE. 1989. Preliminary Health Assessment for Ott/Story/Cordova Chemical Company. CERCLIS No. MID06174240 ATSDR. 7pp.

Braebec L, Boyle BT, and Wagner VE. 1989. Preliminary Health Assessment for Packaging Corporation of America. CERCLIS No. MID980794747. ATSDR. 7pp.

Oudbier AJ, Wagner VE, and Hesse JL. 1989. Health Assessment for Anderson Development Company. CERCLIS No. MID002931228. ATSDR. 11pp.

Wagner VE and Hesse JL. 1991. Preliminary Health Assessment for Hi-Mill Manufacturing Company. CERCLIS No. MID005341714. ATSDR. 17pp.

Jendralski CK, Wagner VE, Hesse JL, and Boyle BT. 1990. Preliminary Health Assessment for Albion-Sheridan Township Landfill. CERCLIS No. MID980504450. ATSDR. 9pp.

Brabec L, Hesse JH, and Wagner VE. 1990. Preliminary Health Assessment for State Disposal Landfill Corporation. CERCLIS No. MID980609341 ATSDR. 8pp.

Nutter D., Filpus JW, Hesse JL., and Wagner VE. 1992. Interim Health Assessment for Carter Industrials, Incorporated. CERCLIS No. MID98027419. ATSDR. 13pp.

Filpus JW, Wagner VE, Hesse JL, and Brabec LC. 1992. Interim Health Assessment for Berlin and Farro. CERCLIS No. MID000605717 ATSDR. 52pp.

Filpus JF, Hesse JL, Wagner VE, Bedford JB, and Zemach R. 1992. Interim Health Assessment for Bofors, Nobel Inc. CERCLIS No. MID006030373. ATSDR. 14pp.

Wagner VE, Bianchi MA, and Heeter C. 1988. Utilization of Microcomputer and Telecommunication Technologies in the Development of a Local Environmental Management and Risk Assessment Program. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 7(9): 931-939. 

Medical Entomology/Parasitology

Wagner, VE, Efford AC, Williams, RL, Kirby, JS. 2007. Mosquitoes Associated with US Department of Agriculture Managed Wetlands on Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 23(3):346- 350.

Wagner VE. (Editor). 1980. Disease Vector Management: Alternatives to Chemical Control and Development of Vector Control Delivery Systems. Miscellaneous Publications of the Entomological Society of America 11(6): 1-67.

Wagner VE, Hill-Rowley R, Narlock SA, and Newson HD. 1979. Remote Sensing: A Rapid and Accurate method of Data Acquisition from a Newly Formed Mosquito District. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 39(2): 285-287.

Wagner VE. (Editor). 1977. Proceedings of the Arthropod-borne Disease Surveillance and Control Symposium. CDC (Region 5) and Saginaw-Bay Mosquito Control Commission. 1(1): 1-45.

Wagner VE, Tully GA, Goodman ED, and Newson, HD. 1975. A Computer Simulation Model for Population Studies of Woodland Pool Aedes Mosquitoes. Environmental Entomology 4(6): 905-919.

Wagner VE and Newson HD. 1975. Field Investigations on Aedes fitchii Mosquito Populations in a Woodland Pool Ecosystem. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 35(2): 518-521.

Wagner VE and Newson HD. 1975. Mosquito Biting Activity in Michigan State Parks. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 35(2): 217-222.   

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