Dr. Eller is an Associate Professor and the Chair in the Department of Public Management and holds an MPA from West Virginia University, and PhD from Texas A&M University. Before arriving to John Jay College, Dr. Eller was faculty at the Bush School of Public Service at Texas A&M, served as the Associate Director of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute at LSU, as the Department Chair and MPA Director at the University of North Carolina Pembroke, and most recently as faculty at the School of Public Health at WVU.
Throughout his career, Dr. Eller has served as Editor of the Policy Studies Journal and Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy. His work has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Education (DoEd), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the MacArthur Foundation, and various non-profit and public agencies. Currently, his research focuses on emergency management and recovery with special interest in vulnerable populations.