- Master's degree in Public Administration
- Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management
Certification: Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
Ryan Chandler is assistant director for Emergency Management and Continuity for IUPUI and IUPUC. In this role, Chandler works to prepare the campuses for emergencies through development of policies, strategies, plans, and capabilities across the scope of emergency management and continuity for the campus.
Prior to joining IU in 2013, Chandler worked at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, where he filled the roles of Emergency Preparedness Planner and Emergency Planning Section Chief. He served in the Indiana State Emergency Operations Center for five emergency activations -- including activation for the 2012 tornadoes in Henryville, Indiana. Chandler deployed as part of an Incident Management Team for three disasters, including Hurricane Sandy in New York.
Chandler volunteers as an Amateur Radio operator with the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency and is a youth mentor and small group leader for the middle school ministry where he attends church.