Dr. Steven B. McKinney
Founder and CEO
- Florence, Alabama, USA
- [email protected]
Steve McKinney, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of nSide, Inc. Dr. McKinney has spent the last 20 years working in engineering, programming, GIS, emergency management, public safety, homeland security, and most importantly, school safety. During this time he has developed and implemented many systems in law enforcement, public safety, school safety, health and human services, stormwater management, environmental planning and modeling systems, and various other engineering and information technology projects. He is a devoted husband, father, son, and brother, but always pursues his love of entrepreneurship, science, engineering, and technology. Dr. McKinney currently resides in Florence, Alabama with his wife, son, and daughter.
Dr. McKinney received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental geographic information science in 1997 and a Master of Science degree in environmental management in 1999 from Samford University. He completed his Doctorate in environmental health engineering at the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 2009. In addition, McKinney has had extensive professional training in computer languages and technical programs.
In addition to Dr. McKinney’s many pursuits, he was listed as one of Birmingham’s “Top 40 Under 40” business people in 2005. He was awarded by ESRI “Vision in GIS” award in 2008 and the “Special Achievement in GIS” award in 2009 and 2010. Most recently he was featured in CIO Review Magazine as a recipient of the “Top 50 Most Promising Google Technology Solution Providers for 2015”.
Specialties: School Safety Planning, Emergency Management Planning, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Technology Consulting
Taught graduate courses in "GIS & Environmental Management Issues" and undergraduate courses in "Remote Sensing" and "Applied GIS"