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:

Web Site:

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

In The News:
Sandy forces hospitals to rethink disaster planning (USA Today)
The donations Sandy's victims don't need (LA Times)
Hurricane Sandy: Day 2 (WHYY (Radio Times))
Decoding Disasters: Are we prepared for another 9-11? (NSF Science Nation)
9/11 Remembered: Doing "what it takes" in emergency response (DFM News)
Improvising in Disaster (National Science Foundation)
The moral ambiguity of looting (New York Times)
Studying disasters can save lives in the future (Science Nation)
On the sunny side of natural disasters (Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane lessons (Christian Science Monitor)
The good neighbor disaster response (

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