School of Public Policy & Administration
- Research interests include emergency planning, crisis management and organizational improvisation and resilience.
- Conversant on topics such as disaster planning, coastal hazards, technology in emergency management and risk perception and communication.
- Has published articles and made presentations about emergency response to disasters including: the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attacks, and Hurricane Katrina.
Director, Disaster Research Center
Associate Professor, Public Policy & Administration
In The News:
Lessons from Katrina boost FEMA's Sandy response (NPR)
We should put more, not less, into FEMA's disaster relief fund (U.S. News)
Hurricane Sandy's lessons learned reminiscent of Issac, experts say (The Times-Picayune (New Orleans))
100th Anniversary of the Titanic disaster (CBS3)
The Titanic that really won't sink (New York Times)
9/11 Remembered: Doing ?what it takes? in emergency response (DFM News)
Improvising in Disaster (National Science Foundation)