On September 14, 2015 Allen Coggins
will be the Technical Society
of Knoxville speaker.
The topic of his
presentation will be "Some Intriguing Sylvan Factoids - some little known facts about Tennessee woodlands."
Allen is a naturalist who studied Biology and Natural History at Middle Tennessee State University.
He worked as a natural hazards planner with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)(he did not plan the disasters-just what to do if they occurred) and developed a history of state disasters for the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan.
He has worked as an Emergency Management Specialist at Oak Ridge Associated Universities and he has been with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
wrote a book "Tennessee Tragedies: Natural, Technological, and Societal Disasters in the Volunteer State.
based on what he
has learned during his
career and he
spoke to the Technical Society
about disasters in January of 2012.
career has taken him to many places and has learned much about Tennessee as a naturalist with an eye for interesting things.
Allen served as president of the Technical Society of Knoxville in 2005.