John Velat

John Velat


  • Manager of Risk Management and Compliance
  • PhD, Rhetoric, Theory and Culture, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University
  • BA, Scientific and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University


John Velat serves as the Manager of Risk Management & Compliance for the Office of General Counsel at Michigan Tech. Previously, Dr. Velat was Co- or Principal Investigator for over $8 million in externally funded research in the Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department. He also serves as the Michigan Tech EMS Operations Director and Education Director for Michigan Tech's EMT education program as a licensed EMT Instructor/Coordinator. 

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Special Interests

  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Emergency medical service education and operations
  • Transportation safety research and research management
  • Technical and professional communication, training, and education