Park University Faculty

Jeffrey A. Grote

Jeff Grote
Civic Leader, Disaster and Emergency Management Concentration in the MPA Program

Park University - Downtown Kansas City Campus
911 Main Street, Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64105


  • B.S., Park University
  • E.F.O.P. Executive Fire Officer National Fire Academy
  • M.P.A., Hauptman School of Public Affairs, Park University


  • PA 551 - Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management
  • PA 553 - Disaster and Society
  • PA 581 - Global Hazard Reduction


  • Currently the Deputy Director of Emergency Operations for the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department where he has been employed for over 28 years.
  • He has led response teams to a host of disasters in the Midwest, including the KCMO response to the EF5 Joplin tornado, May 21, 2011.
  • He has been with the Hauptman School for the last three years and was previously Area Coordinator for the Disaster and Emergency Management concentration.
  • He was appointed Hauptmann School Fellow in 2012.
  • He has presented at several academic and professional national and regional conferences.