L. TAYLOR BLACKLEY
Southeastern Center for Environmental Excellence
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Mr. L. Taylor Blackley is an Assistant Director of the Southeastern Center for Environmental
Excellence in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His main focus is the creation, programming, upkeep,
and smooth running of the Simulation Center housed in the Southeastern Center for Environmental
Excellence. The Simulation Center is comprised of 3D scenarios relating to environmental disasters,
chemical hazards, occupational health and safety training, clandestine lab identification and
remediation, and much more. The Simulation Center allows students to be trained in the
management of real-world disaster scenarios in a safe, replicable environment.
Mr. Blackley also serves as a member of the Methodist University Environmental Safety and Health
(ESH) Team. He is a lead inspector for campus-wide ESH inspections, and he also oversees the
campus-wide recycling program.
The Environmental and Occupational Management (ENM) major is interdisciplinary and includes
diverse classwork, from industrial processes to environmental pollution and environmental
engineering to terrorism and chemistry. The ENM program has 100% job placement rate with
students placed globally. Graduates work in the prevention, response, and remediation of incidents
and disasters whether natural or manmade.
The Interdisciplinary Studies of Clandestine Labs (CLB) major is interdisciplinary and is designed
with a variety of classwork centered around clandestine labs (illicit drug labs) and includes a
diversity of coursework in a variety of courses including crime scene investigation, clandestine labs,
advanced clandestine labs, social work, and pollution science. The CLB program also offers
certificate work for community professionals, including first responders, police, fire, rescue, social
workers, teachers, remediation specialists, and the medical community on the hazards associated
with clandestine labs and proper response.
Mr. Blackley graduated cum laude from Methodist University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in
environmental and occupational management with a concentration in regulatory compliance and a
minor in legal studies. Since his graduation, he has begun work on his Master’s of Public
June 2, 2010