Experts at UD

Tricia Wachtendorf

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Phone: (302) 831-1254


Office: 166 Graham Hall

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,

Curriculum Vitae:

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Director, Disaster Research Center
Associate Professor, Sociology
Associate Professor, Women's Studies

In The News:
Hurricane Matthew tests Jacksonville and its mayor (Florida Times Union)
UD researchers chronicle cooperation during 9/11 water evacuation (WDDE)
Delaware researchers pen book on historic 9/11 boat rescue (WHYY)
Why do Americans keep thinking their airports are under attack? (BBC)
Obama's Louisiana response delicate act in politics of disaster (CBC)
Louisiana's Cajun Navy shines light on growing value of boat rescuers (The Conversation)
Sandy forces hospitals to rethink disaster planning (USA Today)
The donations Sandy's victims don't need (LA Times)

UDaily Articles:
Disaster researchers chronicle largest water evacuation in history
DRC faculty, students study humanitarian response to quake
UD prof part of earthquake research team in China
Researchers look for ways to predict response to hurricane evacuation orders

disasters, earthquake, emergency response, hurricane, tsunami