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THE WILLIAM AVERETTE ANDERSON FUND

WORKSHOP Newark, DE November 10—12, 2016


WELCOME Norma Doneghy Anderson Founder, Bill Anderson Fund

What a delight to have the 2016 third BAF Fellows workshop at the Disaster Research Center (DRC). I first visited DRC 47 years ago when it was at The Ohio State University and its founders Russell Dynes, Eugene Haas and Henry Quarantelli were at the helm. It's come a long way!

impact of the work you will accomplish over the next 50 plus years has the power of evoking change in the fields of hazards and disaster mitigation that we cannot imagine. You are the future, step forward and embrace it!

I want to sincerely thank Tricia Wachtendorf, co-director of the This is the first full year of orchestrating the Bill Anderson Disaster Research Center and her staff, for all their work in Fund’s Fellows Workshops and it is only with the tremendous sponsoring and making arrangements for the BAF being here at outpouring of support that we have been able to accomplish this the University of Delaware. My appreciation also goes to Terri feat. For that we are thankful. When you add up the years of Norton, Professor of Engineering at the University of Nebraska research done by the original DRC Founders, you reach more and the BAF Workshop Development Committee for than 125 research years. That in itself is daunting, but when I developing the workshop content. look at the BAF Fellows and begin to attempt to estimate the -Norma Doneghy Anderson contributions they will make over the next 50 years I am truly humbled. Although you stand on the shoulders of giants, the


Tricia Wachtendorf & James Kendra Directors, Disaster Research Center

What fond memories we have of the wonderful Bill Anderson! As graduate students, we can recollect him seeking us out at the Hazards Workshop, steadfast in his interest in our emerging research. Never too busy to talk with a student, he would go above and beyond by connecting us with the larger disaster research and policy community. As junior faculty, we recall his energy and enthusiasm in promoting our scholarship and continuing his role as mentor as we pursued the tenure track. In our current joint roles as directors of the Disaster Research Center, it is now our privilege to be hosting the first BAF@UD workshop for the stellar group of graduate fellows participating in the Bill Anderson Fund program. We are especially honored to be hosting this year's event given that Bill is a treasured alumnus of the Disaster Research Center. With the support of

so many units across the campus, and a generous gift from Bill's own mentor, Russell Dynes, we are invested in your success. Your success will strengthen disaster management in this country, as well as push us in new directions of understanding the interdisciplinary field of disaster research. We welcome the BAF Fellows to the University of Delaware campus and are so much looking forward to learning about the innovative and valuable research each of you is engaged with. While you are here, we hope that you will channel Bill's passion. Ask questions, push boundaries, foster your connection to each other, and establish new connections. Above all, use these experiences to further your vision of bolstering our knowledge of disaster science and practice. - Tricia Wachtendorf & James Kendra


Douglas Doren

Deputy Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware Dean George Watson and the College of Arts and Sciences welcome you to the University of Delaware for the Bill Anderson Workshop. The organizers and mentors have planned an outstanding program, and we are pleased to support it. We hope that you find this experience valuable in preparing for the next stage of your career, and that you enjoy your time in Newark. -Douglas Doren

Thank you to our UD sponsors. College of Arts & Sciences School of Public Policy & Administration Department of Geography Office of Undergraduate Research & Experiential Learning

A special thank you to Russell Dynes, DRC Founder and UD Professor Emeritus, for his continued and generous support.


The William Averette Anderson Fund for Hazard and Disaster Research and Mitigation

World Bank, the National Academies and Arizona State University, Bill served as a mentor and role model to countless new researchers and practitioners in the field. He also fought to Fondly called the Bill Anderson Fund, the William Averette ensure that funding be dedicated to studying vulnerable Anderson Fund was founded in honor of William Averette Anderson, who for 50 years, was a hazard and disaster mitigation populations and ensuring that women and people of color be recruited into all hazards professions—from frontline hazard scholar, researcher and policy developer. management to critical hazards research. William Averette Anderson (Bill) spent his career understanding The vision of the BAF is that the diversity of the hazard and taking actions to mitigate the causes and consequences of and disaster field be reflective of American society. hazards risk, and in particular, to understand and address the

About BAF

extent to which marginalized groups suffer the worst consequences when disasters do strike. As a gifted researcher, writer and teacher whose tenure included esteemed positions at the National Science Foundation, the

The mission of the BAF is to expand the number of minority professionals in the field of disaster and hazard research and practice.

Learn more at billandersonfund.org.


Organizing Committee

BAF Board of Directors

Norma Doneghy Anderson, BAF Founder

Norma Doneghy Anderson, BAF Founder

DeeDee Bennett, Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Candice Anderson, Executive Director, Cool Culture, Brooklyn, NY John Cooper Jr., Associate Professor, Texas A&M

Bandana Kar, Director, Geoinformatics and Hazards Research Ron Henderson, retired Director of Research, NEA Lab; Associate Professor of Geography and Geology, University of Southern Mississippi Marccus Hendricks, BAF Fellow, Graduate Student, Texas A&M—Ph.D., Urban and Regional Services (Planning) Terri Norton, Committee Chair Associate Professor of Construction Engineering, University of Preal Haley, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Nebraska-Lincoln Dennis Mileti, Prof. Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder Fernando Rivera, Associate Professor of Sociology, University Lori Peek, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of Central Florida of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State Jose Torres, Master of Science in Geosciences, Auburn Ellis Stanley Sr., retired Director of Emergency Management, University Brunswick County, North Carolina Tricia Wachtendorf, Workshop Chair Hans Louis-Charles, Assistant Professor, School of Public Director, Disaster Research Center; Associate Professor in Administration, Emergency Services Program, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, UD University of Nebraska Omaha


BAF@UD Workshop Agenda Day 1—Thursday November 10, 2016 Time

Activity

Location

6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Informal Dinner at TGI Friday’s

650 S. College Ave., Newark DE 19713 Located next to Baymont Inn & Suites

Day 2—Friday November 11, 2016 7:00 AM—8:15 AM

Breakfast at Hotel at your leisure

Shuttle to Campus @ 8:20 & 8:40 AM

9:00 AM—9:30 AM

BAF Workshop Welcome: Norma Anderson, BAF Founder; Tricia Wachtendorf, DRC Director; Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity, UD; and Doug Doren, Deputy Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UD

Trabant University Center 17 W. Main Street, Newark DE 19711

9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Session 1: Q & A with Professionals and Practitioners

Trabant, Room 209

10:30 AM—11:30 AM

Session 2: Professional Development Panel on Dissertation Fellowships

Trabant, Room 209

11:30 AM –12:45 PM

Lunch at Vita Nova Restaurant

Trabant, second floor

12:45 PM—1:00 PM

Prepare for Poster Presentations

1:00 PM—2:30 PM

BAF Fellows’ Poster Session

2:30 PM—2:40 PM

Break

2:40 PM—3:40 PM

Session 3: Professional Development Roundtables 1. Preparing for the academic market 2. Securing and making the most of internships 3. Engaging in community service

Trabant, Room 209

3:40 PM—4:40 PM

Session 4: Panel on Engaging in Interdisciplinary Research

Trabant, Room 209

5:00 PM—6:50 PM

Group Dinner Reception at Deer Park Tavern with DRC and Disaster Science & Management students

108 W. Main St., Newark DE 19711 2 min. walk, across street from Trabant

7:30 PM—10:00 PM

Resident Ensemble Performance: Clybourne Park at UD’s Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts

110 Orchard Rd., Newark DE 19711 7 min. walk south of Deer Park Tavern Shuttle to Hotel @ 10:00 PM

Room 209

Trabant, Room 209


BAF@UD Workshop Agenda Day 3—Saturday November 12, 2016 Time

Activity

Location

7:30AM—8:25 AM

Breakfast at Hotel

Shuttle to Campus @ 8:30 & 8:50 AM

9:15 AM—9:30 AM

Welcome Remarks: James Kendra, DRC Director

Purnell Hall, Room 168

9:30 AM—10:50 AM

BAF Fellows’ Oral Presentations

Purnell Hall, Room 168

10:50 AM—11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM –12:00 PM

Session 5: Quick Response Training, Part A

12:00 PM—1:15 PM

Walk through Campus & Lunch

1:15 PM—2:30 PM

Session 5: Quick Response Training, Part B

2:30 PM—2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM—3:45 PM

Session 6: Professional Development Roundtables on Preparing an Article for Publication

Graham Hall, Rooms 185 & 187

3:45 PM—5:00PM

Open Discussion

Graham Hall, Rooms 185 & 187

5:00 PM—5:15 PM

BAF Workshop Closing Remarks

Graham Hall, Rooms 185 & 187

5:15 PM—6:15 PM

DRC Tour & Happy Hour

Graham Hall, Room 166

6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Adjournment Dinner at Caffé Gelato

90 E. Main Street, Newark DE 19711 Shuttle to Hotel @ 8:30 & 8:50 PM

Purnell Hall, Room 168 Graham Hall, Rooms 185 & 187


Join DRC for UD’s Resident Ensemble Players’ performance of

Clybourne Park Friday Nov. 11, 2016 | 7:30 pm Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts This razor-sharp satire won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for its entertaining and insightful examination of race, real estate, and role-reversal. In 1959: a white community tries to stop the sale of a home in their neighborhood to an AfricanAmerican family. Fast-forward to 2009: in the exact same house in what is now a predominantly African-American neighborhood, a white family wants to move in. Don’t miss what the Washington Post deemed “one of [the] feistiest, funniest evenings in years.” About the University of Delaware REP The Resident Ensemble Players (REP) is a professional theatre located at UD. The REP engages audiences with frequent productions of a variety of classic, modern and contemporary plays; celebrates the power of an ensemble of actors; contributes to UD’s curriculum; and creates lifelong theatregoers.

Learn more about the REP & view upcoming plays at www.rep.udel.edu


SESSIONS

Session 1: Q & A with Professionals and Practitioners

In this session, we welcome a panel of practitioners from the emergency management and health fields to share their insights with BAF Fellows. Panelists will briefly introduce themselves and the kind of work they do. Interested in pursuing an applied career and want to know where to start? Curious about how to best establish relationships with practitioners as you engage in research? Want to know how best to ensure your research has an impact on practice? Bring your questions to pose to our panel. Speakers:  Tony Lee, Delaware Emergency Management Agency  Josh Kelly, Delaware Emergency Management Agency

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Emily Falone, U.S. HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Awele Maduka-Ezeh, Delaware Division of Public Health

Session 2: Professional Development Panel on Dissertation Fellowships This session provides students with a working knowledge of the process of applying for and receiving funds as a graduate student from federal agencies to foundations. Putting together a convincing proposal, establishing a budget, as well as considerations for funding students as a faculty member are outlined. Panelists will include both a representative from the National Science Foundation as well as a graduate student who has received an NSF graduate fellowship. Speakers:  Erick Jones, National Science Foundation  TaLisa Carter, University of Delaware


Session 3: Professional Development Roundtables Roundtables will focus on three themes: preparing for the academic market, securing and making the most of internships, and engaging in community service. These open sessions will each have two facilitators with expertise in these areas, but the discussions will be focused on the participating students’ interests. Roundtable 1 will focus on such topics as preparing for job talks, composing research and teaching statements, and what to expect during the interview process. Roundtable 2 will focus on securing internships, finding out about the position and agency to which you are applying, and how to best represent oneself to the agency. Roundtable 3 will focus on the development of community service projects and ways to integrate community engagement into career trajectory. Speakers:  Hans Louis-Charles, University of Nebraska at Omaha  Lonnie Booker, Kansas Wesleyan University  Christine Beste, University of Delaware

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Jennifer Trivedi, University of Delaware Lynnette Overby, University of Delaware Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware

Session 4: Panel on Engaging in Interdisciplinary Research This panel features scholars from a range of disciplines who have engaged in interdisciplinary research. Speakers will briefly discuss the types of interdisciplinary research projects they have participated on as well as the challenges and successes related to engaging in such work. Students are encouraged to ask questions as it might connect to their own research interests. Speakers:  Terri Norton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  Joseph Trainor, University of Delaware

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Rachel Davidson, University of Delaware Kim Gill, University of Delaware

Session 5: Quick Response Training This two-part session will focus on engaging in quick response training, a fundamental method in disaster research. Part 1 will consist of a panel overview of the rationale for such research, field deployment planning, ethics and debates in the field, strategies that facilitate data collection, and challenges during deployment. In part 2, students will work through scenarios in breakout groups. Speakers:  James Kendra, University of Delaware

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Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware Samantha Penta, University of Delaware

Session 6: Professional Development Roundtables on Preparing for Publication Research dissemination is critical in the disaster science field. Whether one engages in discipline-focused or interdisciplinary research, or whether one’s work is theoretical or applied, dissemination is an important component of the research process. It is particularly important for those pursuing an academic or research track. In these roundtables, students will meet with session facilitators to review the process of preparing an article for publication, discuss how to select an appropriate journal, review the submission process, and how to contend with rejections or revise-and-resubmits. Speakers:  Terri Norton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  Joanne Nigg, University of Delaware

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Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware Bandana Kar, University of Southern Mississippi James Kendra, University of Delaware


FELLOWS BAF@UD Attendees

Lucy Ampaw-Asiedu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cameron Horne, University of South Carolina

Kayode Atoba, Texas A&M University

Fayola Jacobs, Texas A&M University

April Davison, University of Delaware

Heather Kirkland, American University

Benika Dixon, Morgan State University

Natasha Malmin, Georgia State University

Michelle Dovil, Howard University

Cristina Munoz, University of Iowa

Asia Dowtin, University of Delaware

Cynthia Rivas, University of Delaware

Oronde Drakes, University of Iowa

Henry Smart, III, Virginia Tech

Marccus Hendricks, Texas A&M University

Jose Torres, Auburn University

BAF Fellows’ Oral Presentations Marccus Hendricks: “Pavement & Prosperity: A Spatial Econometrics Approach to Understanding Transportation Infrastructure Condition Across Urban Neighborhoods”

Heather Kirkland: “A Holistic Approach: An Anthropologist’s take on Hazard Mitigation & the Benefits of Interdisciplinary Collaboration”

Cameron Horne: “Predicting Demographic and Economic Re- Jose Torres: “Detecting a Subsurface Smoldering Event Using covery in Hurricane Floyd with Social Vulnerability and Landsat Thermal Imaging: Bridgeton Landfill Case Study” Resilience Indicators”


BAF@UD Poster Session Lucy Ampaw-Asiedu: “Fighting Childhood Cancer through Architecture in Ghana”

Celine Robinson: “Voluntary Home Acquisition to Reduce Hurricane Risk: A Multivariate Analysis”

Kayode Atoba: “Impact of Parcel Fill on Residential Flood Damages”

Henry Smart, III: “One Hand Washes the Other: Presidential Pork and Disaster Declarations”

Lorita Daniels: “Defining Resilience as a Process and as an Jose Torres: “Detecting a Subsurface Smoldering Event Using Outcome: The Value of Integrating Both in Communities Post– Landsat Thermal Imaging: Bridgeton Landfill Case Study” Disaster” Asia Dowtin: “Quantifying Hydrologic and Solute Flux in Urban Remnant Forest Fragments: Preliminary Findings from a Wilmington, DE-based Study”

Oronde Drakes: “Participatory Driven Hazard Assessments” Marccus Hendricks: “Participatory Infrastructure Assessment towards Community Provision and Urban Resiliency” Fayola Jacobs: “The Sociodemographic Makeup of North Carolina’s Floodplains” Heather Kirkland: “Creating Lasting Partnerships: A Collaborative Approach to Bridging the Divide” Cristina Muñoz: “Unequal Recovery? Federal Resource Distribution after a Midwest Flood Disaster” Cynthia Rivas: “Disaster, Community Resilience, and LongTerm Care Facilities”


SPEAKERS Norma Doneghy Anderson is founder and president of the William Averette Anderson Fund (BAF) for Hazard & Disaster Mitigation Education and Research. BAF was established to promote the study of mitigating the impact of disasters and hazards on vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States. She has spent more than four decades in leadership positions in education, corporate communications and administration, training, IT consulting, sale and supply chain management. She is a recognized leader in creating successful programs that help build the skills of and career opportunities for underserved and underrepresented urban communities. She was an educator in Montgomery County, MD, Phoenix, AZ, and Columbus, OH. She also served as board vice chair to UrbanEd, Inc., a nonprofit that provides District of Columbia children, youth, and adults with technology-driven education, information and skill development. Anderson earned a BA in education from The Ohio State University and an MA in education from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Christine Beste is a master’s student in the Disaster Science and Management Program. She holds dual bachelor’s degrees in International Social Justice and Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her studies at the University of Delaware, Ms. Beste was working in the Philippines for All Hands Volunteer following Typhoon Yolanda and completed two terms of service with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. During the summer of 2016, she worked with Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management as an Infrastructure and Planning Fellow. Currently, her research focuses on human, social and behavioral data around severe weather.


Lonnie J. Booker, Jr. Ph.D., is originally from North East Texas, Texarkana, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University-College Station where he received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and a certification in Homeland Security from the Bush School of Public Policy. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Jarvis Christian College. He has amassed over 13 years of law enforcement experience ranging from serving as a police officer and detective in narcotics, gang and property crimes units, Special Weapons and Tactic (SWAT) hostage negotiator and adult probation officer. During Dr. Booker’s law enforcement career he was certified as a police officer in the states of Texas and Arkansas. Dr. Booker’s research and scholarly interests include campus safety and institution crisis management planning, generational students of color, and academically gifted student athletes of color. Currently, Dr. Booker is the Director of Emergency Management Programs and the Center for Public Policy and Safety, as well as, an Assistant Professor for Emergency Management and Criminal Justice programs for Kansas Wesleyan University. TaLisa J. Carter is originally from Long Island, NY and received her B.A. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Penn, she worked as a corrections officer in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Carter received her M.A. degree in Criminology from the University of Delaware and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. She is a UD Graduate Student of Distinction (2014-15), a recipient of the UD Grad Scholar award and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Ms. Carter uses both quantitative and qualitative methodology to explore her research interests: criminology, race and social institutions – particularly corrections and the black church. She has presented at national conferences including the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Eastern Sociological Society. Ms. Carter currently serves as the President of UD’s Black Graduate Student Association and chairs the Minority Mentor lecture series hosted by her department. Rachel Davidson, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and core faculty member in the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. After completing her B.S.E. from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, she spent two years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, then six years at Cornell University, both as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. Following a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University, she joined the faculty at the University of Delaware and the Disaster Research Center in 2007. Dr. Davidson conducts research on natural disaster risk modeling and civil infrastructure systems. Her work involves developing new engineering models to better characterize the impact of future natural disasters, and use that understanding to support decisions to help reduce future losses. It focuses particularly on lifelines (e.g., electric power, water supply) and risk from a regional perspective and on earthquakes and hurricanes. Problems in this field typically involve a great deal of uncertainty, a long time horizon, multiple and competing objectives, and sometimes numerous and conflicting constituencies.


Emily Falone has 34 years of emergency management experience; both domestically and internationally at the local, state, federal, private levels. She is currently employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Regional Emergency Coordinator. She spent 30 years employed by the State of Delaware in the departments of energy, emergency management and public health in various positions including Principal Planner, Acting Director/Deputy Director, Public Health Preparedness Chief, Incident Commander, and Operations Officer, retiring in 2010. Ms. Falone worked as a private emergency management consultant and FEMA intermittent disaster responder deploying for major hurricanes as Deputy Operations Officer, Chief of Staff and Principal Assistant. She serves on many committees and boards including a long-standing service to the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). Ms. Falone has a B.S. in Geology, B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Geology. She is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP). She is currently seeking further education in medicine. Kimberly Gill, Ph.D. is a sociologist with extensive research, teaching and applied experience in the public health aspects of disaster. Her research work focuses on community preparedness, response and recovery, community resilience, social epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative methodology, and program evaluation. Dr. Gill served as the Program Manager for the Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, National Center for Disaster Preparedness and as the Assistant Director of the Office of Mental Health Disaster Preparedness and Response at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She received a M.A. in Applied Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware. Erick Jones, Ph.D. joined the National Science Foundation in 2015 as a rotator Program Director in the Education and Human Resources Directorate (HER) in the Division of Graduate Education (DGE). He is one of the Program officers for Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP), and supports the ECR Workforce Development Strand. Prior to coming to NSF he was a Professor MS Logistic Chair at the University of Texas Arlington in the College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, where he was deputy director of the University Center for Homeland Security (SAVANT) and directed Internet of Things based RAID LABS. He has authored over 150 papers, and led over 67 research projects with funding of over $9 Million Dollars. Some important highlights include that he has advised 35 graduates students of whom 12 were Ph.Ds. Of the Ph.D. students advised, 46% were women and 33% were URMs. As an engineering educator he has been a member of ASEE for over a decade with division leadership positions of chair, treasurer and secretary for Engineering Economics and Engineering Management Divisions. Also Dr. Jones is an Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Scholar and APS Program Center Director, US GANN PI. He has received other grants that have supported his efforts to support URMs to attain their graduate degrees, attain tenure track faculty positions and to successfully attain tenure and promotion.


Bandana Kar, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Her research and academic interests focus on (i) advancing the concepts of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and hazards, (ii) applying the concepts to study the interaction of social and physical environments, and (iii) modeling the financial and anthropogenic impacts of extreme weather hazards to help reduce risk and build resilient communities. Dr. Kar's research in GIScience focuses on: (i) uncertainty and accuracy assessment, (ii) multi-scale and spatio-temporal modeling, (iii) cyber GIS and web mapping, citizen science, location privacy, (iv) data science – machine learning, statistics, databases, and (v) change detection and feature extraction using imagery. Her research in hazard focuses on risk communication, community resilience, damage/financial loss estimation, risk and vulnerability assessment, and emergency preparedness and response. Dr. Kar has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, National Science Foundation and Department of Defense to undertake research in risk communication, economic resilience, to build cyber-infrastructure to enable citizen science, and to investigate the usability and integration of big data for emergency management and homeland security activities. Joshua L. Kelly is the State Public Assistance Officer and an Emergency Management Planner for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. As the Public Assistance Officer, he is primarily responsible for administering the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance recovery program and managing the State of Delaware's Long-term Recovery Plan. Mr. Kelly has worked on four federally declared major disasters and assisted during the City of Dallas Ebola response and the nationally recognized "Paint the Prophet" terrorist attack. Previously, he was a Senior Emergency Management Specialist for the City of Garland, Texas, and Research Assistant at both the Disaster Research Center and the University of North Texas. As a Research Assistant, he worked on four National Science Foundation funded projects and was a co-author on seven disaster-related publications - including a book chapter and several academic journal and magazine articles. He received a B.A. from the University of Delaware where he majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice and his M.P.A., with a concentration in Emergency Management, from the University of James Kendra, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration and Director of the Disaster Research Center. Previously he was coordinator of the Emergency Administration and Planning Program in the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas. His research interests focus on individual and organizational responses to risk, improvisation and creativity during crisis, post-disaster shelter and housing, and planning for behavioral health services. Projects have included research on the reestablishment of New York City’s emergency operations center after the 9/11 attacks, a major study of the waterborne evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11, research on the social impacts of the Indian Ocean tsunami, and research on the organization of disaster behavioral health services. Dr. Kendra has been involved in several emergency planning and exercise efforts, and he is a Certified Emergency Manager. He graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a degree in marine transportation, and served several years at sea, attaining a Master Mariner license. His master’s degree is in geography from the University of Massachusetts, and his Ph.D. is in geography from Rutgers University.


Edward (Tony) Lee has worked within the emergency management profession as a planner for the State of Delaware for 11 years. Within his current position for the past 6 years as the Principal Planner, with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), he serves at the senior management level in the Division for planning activities and policies at the state, regional, and national level. He is responsible for the overarching management of activities for the Division’s three planning sections, Natural Hazards, Technological Hazards, and Terrorism Preparedness, determining planning strategies, goals and objectives. He integrates State emergency management plans and policies within federal, regional, county, and local agencies, and private sector planning processes. He also serves as the Division’s primary Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program Manager, representing the State Administrative Agent (SAA). Mr. Lee performs duties within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at DEMA during emergency events primarily as the Planning Section Chief, but has performed duties as Incident Commander & support and Operations Section Chief. Mr. Lee served his country in the United States Air Force for 24 years. He retired as a Master Sergeant, First Sergeant from Dover Air Force Base in 2002. He performed duties within various career fields, including: Administration, Services, and Professional Military Education (PME) Instructor. Hans M. Louis-Charles, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Emergency Service Program within the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He currently teaches Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Response and Recovery at UNO. His research incorporates a human security lens to both domestic and international aspects of disaster management. Before UNO, Dr. Louis-Charles was a graduate research assistant at the Disaster Research Center where he worked on the project Promoting Community Resilience in New York City after Hurricane Sandy: A Model–Based Approach. In addition to his teaching and research he was a Founding Fellow and inaugural Chairman of the Bill Anderson Fund (BAF) Student Council and currently serves on the BAF Board of Directors. Dr. Louis-Charles earned his B.A in Political Science- International Relations from the University of Central Florida, his M.A. in International Development from The American University and his Ph.D. in Disaster Science and Management from the University of Delaware. Awele Maduka-Ezeh, M.D., is Medical Director for Delaware’s Division of Public Health where she also serves in the role of Chief of Infectious Diseases, overseeing infectious disease epidemiology and communicable disease prevention. She is at present the incident commander leading Delaware’s Zika planning and response efforts. Dr Maduka is codirector for the State’s public health laboratory which provides services relevant to chemical and biological preparedness. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Ibadan, completed residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and held a clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University, with a focus on international health. She is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Disaster Science and Management at the University of Delaware where she will be focusing on partnerships between governmental and non-profit agencies for response to rapidly evolving epi/ pandemics. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and credentialed as an HIV expert by the American Association of HIV medicine.


Joanne Nigg, Ph.D. is a Professor Emerita of Sociology and a former Director of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Since 1975, she has been involved in research on the societal response to natural, technological, and environmental hazards and disasters. Currently, she is a core faculty member of the Disaster Research Center. Dr. Nigg headed a multidisciplinary team that conducted a Congressionally-required public risk assessment for the proposed high level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. She was also a member of the Research Committee (which set the cross-disciplinary research agendas ) for the NSF-funded Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. Dr. Nigg has been involved in several federal reviews of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and has twice given testimony before Congress on the re-authorization of that program. She has served on a variety of federal commissions and task forces on disaster policies, and has been a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Natural Disasters as well as the NRC’s Committee on Earthquake Engineering. Dr. Nigg was the first woman and social scientist to serve as President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Terri Norton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Construction Engineering within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. She is also a Fulbright Researcher at the Tohoku University International Research Institute for Disaster Science in Japan. She earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Florida A&M University- Florida State University College of Engineering. Before joining UNL she was a Member of the Technical Staff in the Structural Dynamics Department at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Norton’s research interests involve evaluating the effects of dynamic loads or hazards on civil structures and sustainable building construction. Her present research is in the area of disaster recovery and reconstruction through disaster debris management. She has been a presenter and invited lecturer of structural dynamics and vulnerability in both the national and international arenas. Dr. Norton has served as the major advisor for 3 Ph.D. students, 4 M.S., 12 Master of Arch. Engineering and 13 undergraduate research assistants. Lynnette Young Overby, Ph.D. is Deputy Director of the University of Delaware Community Engagement Initiative and a Professor of Theatre and Dance. She is the author or coauthor of 40+ publications including twelve books and the 2016 Human Kinetics publication – Public Scholarship in Dance. Her honors include the 2000 National Dance Association Scholar/Artist, and the 2004 Leadership Award from the National Dance Education Organization. Dr. Overby is currently collaborating with literary historian P. Gabrielle Foreman on a long term “Performing African American History” research project. “Sketches: The Life of Harriet E. Wilson in Dance, Poetry and Music” is based on research by P. Gabrielle Foreman, who edited Wilson’s 1859 book “Our Nig.” Their collaboration continued in 2014 with the premiere of “Dave the Potter,” a multidisciplinary work designed to honor the history and creativity of an exceptional enslaved potter and poet, David Drake, through performance and poetry. The current project “Same Story Different Countries,” extends the work to South Africa.


Samantha Penta is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. She earned a Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Delaware. Her thesis examined organizational cultures of preparedness in the long term care industry. Much of her work has focused on material convergence and motivations for participating in disaster relief. More recently, she has examined community recovery and the all hazards approach to planning through her involvement in the CoPEWELL Harmonization project. Ms. Penta has participated in multiple quick response field research deployments, including to Oklahoma following the May 2013 tornado outbreak, and Nepal after the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Her research interests include decision-making and organizational activity in disaster and crisis contexts, with a particular focus on humanitarian relief and medical response. In addition to her research, Ms. Penta is active in UD’s chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers. Joseph E. Trainor, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware and a Core Faculty Member of the Disaster Research Center, where he conducts research, provides consultation, teaches, and mentors students. Dr. Trainor conducts multi-disciplinary, mixed methods, qualitative, and quantitative research focused on different dimensions of disasters and crises. His studies include “basic” science, applied research, and rapid reconnaissance post-disaster fieldwork studies. Recent projects have focused on: International Aspects of Disasters; Disaster Researcher and Practitioner Integration; Warnings, Risk Perception, and Protective Action Decision making for short fuse hazards; Post Hurricane Housing Decisions; Household Insurance and Mitigation Decisions, and Multi-organizational Response. Findings from these efforts have led to over a dozen peerreviewed articles and book chapters, over a dozen disaster related reports and invited publications, theses, and dissertations many co-authored with students. Dr. Trainor frequently presents research findings to academic, professional, and public audiences. Dr. Trainor is the Director of the Disaster Science and Management program. Jennifer (Jenn) Trivedi, Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2016 from the University of Iowa. Her dissertation, Biloxi's Recovery from Katrina: Long-Term Influences and Inequalities, examined long-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi and how pre- and post-disaster issues played a role in that process through political economy, vulnerability, risk and uncertainty, and cultural-historical context approaches. She also has a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Iowa (2007) with research examining the effects and media coverage of short-term recovery from Katrina in Biloxi, focusing on the role of casinos in the recovery process. Dr. Trivedi’s work explores disaster preparedness and recovery, particularly in the United States, including issues of inequality, cultural and historical influences, and media coverage. She also worked as a peer reviewer for the United Nations' 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Dr. Trivedi joined DRC in 2016 to work with faculty members Tricia Wachtendorf and Rachel Davidson on the $3 million NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability grant on "Dynamic Integration of Natural, Human, and Infrastructure Systems for Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering."


Tricia Wachtendorf, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware and Director of the world-renowned Disaster Research Center – the oldest center in the world focused on the social science aspects of disaster. Over the past two decades, her research has focused on multi-organizational coordination before, during and after disasters, transnational crises, and social vulnerability to disaster events. Dr. Wachtendorf has engaged in quick response field work after such events as the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the tsunamis affecting India, Sri Lanka (2004) and Japan (2011), Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Sandy (2012), as well as the earthquakes in China (2008) and Haiti (2010). With numerous research grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, she has published widely on improvisation in disasters as well as disaster convergence. Her most recent funded research projects examine the temporal nature of household and emergency management decision-making during hurricane events, investigate humanitarian logistics during disaster response, and explore stigma and the role triage in the aftermath of public heath emergencies.

University of Delaware Administration Carol E. Henderson, Ph.D. (B.A. University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. California State University of Dominguez Hills; Ph.D. University of California, Riverside) is serving as Vice Provost for Diversity in the Office of the Provost at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Scarring the Black Body: Race and Representation in African American Literature (U of Missouri Press 2002), and editor of Imagining the Black Female Body: Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture (Palgrave MacMillan 2010); America and the Black Body: Identity Politics in Print and Visual Culture ( Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2009); and James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain: Historical and Critical Essays (Peter Lang Publishers 2006). She regularly offers courses in African American and American literature and culture that focus on representations of the black body in print, film and art. She is the recipient of several community, professional and research awards, including the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2006, 1996), the Richard “Dick” Wilson Mentoring Award (2002), Commitment to Diversity Award—Residence Student Life (2003), and the AIDS Task Force Dedicated Service Award from Beautiful Gate Outreach Center in Wilmington, DE (2006). In 2011, she was recognized as a top ten finalist for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Inspire Integrity Award. Doug Doren, Ph.D. serves as Deputy Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University, and did postdoctoral work at AT&T Bell Laboratories before coming to the University of Delaware in 1988. Dr. Doren specializes in the use of computers in solving chemical problems and researches computational approaches to understanding complex molecular scale systems. He is well versed in quantum mechanics and computational chemistry.


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