Faculty & Staff

Ann Light

Ann Light, M.Ed

Position: Director & Advisor of Fire Administration
Phone: 419-372-7895
Email: abetts@bgsu.edu

Ann has been with BGSU since 1988 and has overseen many professional development programs, including State Fire School.  With her leadership, State Fire School has grown into one of the leading professional development programs for emergency responders in Ohio, with two multi-day schools on the BGSU campus, training programs in Columbus and Cincinnati, outreach training throughout the state, and several signature online programs.  She researched and led efforts to develop the bachelor degree completion program in Fire Administration and now serves as both director and academic advisor for the program.

She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Leadership Studies through the College of Education at BGSU.


Paul Antonellis

Position: Adjunct Instructor

Paul has more than 20 years of fire/EMS experience, holding various positions including Chief of Department. In addition, he has more than 11 years of law enforcement experience in the State of Massachusetts, as a part-time police officer. Antonellis is a full-time professor in the Business School, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA. He has taught more than 80 undergraduate and graduate level courses over the past 8 years online and on-the-ground, in addition to working in the curriculum development division. He has lectured to emergency service providers nationally and internationally. Paul has authored and published more than 25 articles and two books. His latest book is "Labor Relations for the Fire Service" a FESHE approved undergraduate level text book. Paul has served as a technical writer and appeared in several American Heat Video and PULSE videos.  Antonellis is a former Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) and a Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS). Antonellis is currently a student in a Doctor of Education program with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Management. Paul holds a MA degree in Labor and Policy Studies with a concentration in Human Resource Management, BS in Fire Science Administration, AS in Fire Science, and a AS in Criminal Justice.


Michael Carter

Position: Adjunct Instructor

Michael is a Captain with the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) in Spokane Valley, WA where he is currently assigned as Safety and Training Officer and is a member of a Regional All-Hazards Incident Management Team, where he has served in numerous disasters, emergencies, and exercises at the state and county level.

Prior to joining the SVFD, he served for four years as a U.S. Army Ranger in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he was responsible for all aspects of leading a four-man special operations element for combat military operations.

Michael has extensive experience in developing and delivering education programs in several different environments, including online instructional experience (in public administration, emergency management, homeland security and fire service administration) at several higher education institutions.

He holds a Doctorate of Public Administration (DPA), a Master’s degree in Emergency Management, a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Homeland Security, and a Master of Public Administration degree.

He has extensive education and training in emergency management and homeland security and has completed numerous courses from National Fire Academy (NFA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI). He is a graduate of the NFA Executive Fire Officer Program and a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

As an adult learner in the nontraditional college setting, Michael values the online delivery mode as it provides numerous perspectives and differing experiences from an audience with needs and expectations that are different from the traditional student. He prides himself on being committed to providing a challenging and rewarding learning environment that fosters teamwork and respects individual differences and diversity.


Lonnie Inzer

Position: Adjunct Instructor

Lonnie Inzer is the Chair and Faculty member for the Fire Science Technology and Homeland Security Emergency Management degree programs at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC), where he has been an instructor, dean and coordinator for twenty four years. He also is a retired Colorado Springs Fire Department Captain, with twenty four years in public safety where he started out as a federal firefighter and then spent two years as a Fire Chief for a small district fire department. He earned a Bachelor of Science (1981) from Colorado State University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership (2004) from Fort Hays State University.

In keeping pace with industry and academic standards Lonnie is a certified Incident Safety Officer from the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association.  He is also a certified instructor for the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute. He integrates much of the curriculum from this program into his fire service leadership, administration, and supervision courses. He developed the nation’s first completely online fire science degree program at PPCC in 2003. Since then he has developed a Homeland Security Emergency Management degree and a new Wildland Fire Science degree in 2011. Lonnie has a great deal of administrative experience as a fire officer, and as a fire chief building a department where there was none before. He performed as an academic division dean for three years supervising 46 career faculty and 150 adjunct faculty, in 19 degree programs, with a $3 million budget. He was the Training Division Captain for CSFD where he developed the officer leadership program and wrote the curriculum for NFPA Fire Officer II and III as a ProBoard certification for the Colorado Metropolitan Certification Board (Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver and West Metro FD’s). Lonnie very much enjoys teaching our nation’s firefighters and being a part of the Bowling Green State University Fire Administration bachelor degree.


Nancy Mulvihill, Ph.D, M.A

Position: Adjunct Instructor

With 24 years as a firefighter, 17 years as a paramedic, experience teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework and vocational training programs, Nancy has a blend of academic, administrative and emergency management expertise.  Nancy has broad Emergency Management Services work experience, including supervisory responsibilities, as a volunteer, POC, part-time and full-time contract firefighter and paramedic.  I'm addition to EMS technical expertise; she has proven successful at grant writing and developing and presenting workforce training programs.  Nancy's areas of academic research include Exploring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Effects of Firefighters On and Off the Job and Stereotypes and Perceptions on Heroism.   She has extensive experience communicating her research in presentations and trainings to fire departments. Her future goals include specializing in counseling services for firefighters and their families.  Nancy has taught Psychology coursework at Bowling Green State University and Moraine Valley Community College and has taught Emergency Management Services training at South Suburban College. Nancy holds a BS in Fire Science Management, an MA in Forensic Psychology, an MS in Criminal Social Justice and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology, in addition to over 15 emergency management technical certifications.  Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the People's Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Tinley Park, where she leads the dog medical and temperament testing teams. Nancy is also completing and extensive training course to become a Firefighter Psychological Therapist.