The DRC Team

DRC is composed of a robust interdisciplinary team of over forty faculty, staff, and students who engaged in research on many of the most pressing issues of our time. Core faculty represent five colleges and six departments across the university. They collaborate with professional staff and students, all of whom bring considerable expertise and experience to make valuable contributions to disaster science and practice, disaster education, and disaster archival research. The DRC team is led by directors James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf.

 

DRC is composed of a robust interdisciplinary team of over forty faculty, staff, and students who engaged in research on many of the most pressing issues of our time. Core faculty represent five colleges and six departments across the university. They collaborate with professional staff and students, all of whom bring considerable expertise and experience to make valuable contributions to disaster science and practice, disaster education, and disaster archival research. The DRC team is led by directors James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf.

 

Faculty

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James Kendra

  • DIRECTOR, Disaster Research Center
  • Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration
  • Adviser, UD Chapter, International Association of Emergency Managers

EMAIL: jmkendra@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-0760

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Tricia Wachtendorf

  • DIRECTOR, Disaster Research Center
  • Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice
  • Coordinator, Emergency & Environmental Management Concentration

EMAIL: twachten@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Rachel Davidson

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering
  • Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

OFFICE: 102J Dupont Hall

EMAIL: rdavidso@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-4952

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Sarah DeYoung

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sedeyoun@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-8089

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Shangjia Dong

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sjdong@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Jennifer Horney

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Founding Director and Professor, Program in Epidemiology

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: horney@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Earl(Rusty) Lee

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

OFFICE: 355A Dupont Hall

EMAIL: elee@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6241

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Victor Perez

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice

OFFICE: 309 Smith Hall

EMAIL: victorp@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6232

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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A.R. Siders

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Assistant Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration
  • Director, Mangone Climate Change Science & Policy Hub

OFFICE: 166C Graham Hall

EMAIL: siders@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-0204

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Joseph Trainor

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration
  • Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

OFFICE: 166D Graham Hall

EMAIL: jtrainor@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-4203

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Jennifer Trivedi

  • CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

OFFICE: 138 Munroe Hall

EMAIL: jtrivedi@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Ben Aguirre

  • EMERITUS FACULTY, Disaster Research Center

EMAIL: aguirre@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-0204

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Sue McNeil

  • EMERITUS FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Professor Emerita, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

EMAIL: smcneil@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6578

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Joanne Nigg

  • EMERITUS FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
  • Professor Emerita, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice

EMAIL: nigg@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

Faculty

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James Kendra

DIRECTOR,
Disaster Research Center

Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

Adviser, UD Chapter, International Association of Emergency Managers

EMAIL: jmkendra@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-0760

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Tricia Wachtendorf

DIRECTOR,
Disaster Research Center

Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice

Coordinator, Emergency & Environmental Management Concentration

EMAIL: twachten@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Rachel Davidson

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering

Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

OFFICE: 102J Dupont Hall

EMAIL: rdavidso@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-4952

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Sarah DeYoung

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sedeyoun@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-8089

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Shangjia Dong

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sjdong@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Jennifer Horney

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Founding Director and Professor, Program in Epidemiology

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: horney@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Earl(Rusty) Lee

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

OFFICE: 355A Dupont Hall

EMAIL: elee@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6241

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Victor Perez

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice

OFFICE: 309 Smith Hall

EMAIL: victorp@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6232

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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A.R. Siders

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Assistant Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

Director, Mangone Climate Change Science & Policy Hub

OFFICE: 166C Graham Hall

EMAIL: siders@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-0204

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Joseph Trainor

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

OFFICE: 166D Graham Hall

EMAIL: jtrainor@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-4203

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Jennifer Trivedi

CORE FACULTY,
Disaster Research Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

OFFICE: 138 Munroe Hall

EMAIL: jtrivedi@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Ben Aguirre

EMERITUS FACULTY, Disaster Research Center

EMAIL: aguirre@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-0204

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Sue McNeil

EMERITUS FACULTY, Disaster Research Center

Professor Emerita, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

EMAIL: smcneil@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6578

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

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Joanne Nigg

EMERITUS FACULTY, Disaster Research Center

Professor Emerita, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice

EMAIL: nigg@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume |

RESEARCH: Associated Projects

Honored Faculty

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Russell Dynes

  • IN MEMORIAM,
    Disaster Research Center
  • DRC Core Faculty,
  • Founder, Disaster Research Center

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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E.L. Quarantelli

  • IN MEMORIAM,
    Disaster Research Center
  • DRC Core Faculty,
  • Founder, Disaster Research Center

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

Honored Faculty

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Russell Dynes

IN MEMORIAM,
Disaster Research Center

DRC Core Faculty,

Founder, Disaster Research Center

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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E.L. Quarantelli

IN MEMORIAM,
Disaster Research Center

DRC Core Faculty,

Founder, Disaster Research Center

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

Staff

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Abderrahmane Abbou

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Disaster Research Center

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: abbou@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Hiroaki Daimon

  • Visiting Scholar, Disaster Research Center
  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University,

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: daimon@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Tess Doeffinger

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Disaster Research Center
  • NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: tdoe@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Valerie Marlowe

  • Assistant Director, Archives and Collections, Disaster Research Center

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: marlowev@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Melissa Shutz

  • Research Assistant, E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collection

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mshutz@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Tara Wiggins

EMAIL: twiggins@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-(302) 831-0190

BIO INFO: Biography |

Staff

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Abderrahmane Abbou

Post-Doctoral Researcher,
Disaster Research Center

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: abbou@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Hiroaki Daimon

Visiting Scholar,
Disaster Research Center

Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University,

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: daimon@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Tess Doeffinger

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Disaster Research Center

NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: tdoe@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Valerie Marlowe

Assistant Director, Archives and Collections, Disaster Research Center

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: marlowev@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Melissa Shutz

Research Assistant, E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collection

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mshutz@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Tara Wiggins

EMAIL: twiggins@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-(302) 831-0190

BIO INFO: Biography |

Students

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Adam Andresen

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: andresen@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Prosper Anyidoho

  • Ph.D. Student, MCE Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: panyidoh@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Yajaira I. Ayala

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: yayala@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Sina Naeimi Dafchahi

  • Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sinanaeimi@yahoo.com

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Sydney Dyck

  • Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sdyck@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Roni Fraser

  • Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: rfraser@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Utkarsh Sandeep Gangwal

  • Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: utkarsh@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Logan Gerber-Chavez

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: lmgc@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Felicia A. Henry

  • Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: fhenry@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Shauna Leahy

  • Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: leahys@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Michael Michaud

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mmichaud@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Michael Michaud

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL:

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Farah Nibbs

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: fnibbs@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Maria Porada

  • Ph.D. Student, Civil Infrastructure Systems

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mcporada@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Cornelia Posch

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: posch@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Justin Jacoby Smith

  • Graduate Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: db@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Colten James Strickland

  • Ph.D. Student, Epidemiology

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: cstrick@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Christopher Tharp

  • Ph.D. Student, Political Science and International

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: ctharp@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Matthew Van

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mlvan@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Zackery White

  • Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: zwhite@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Caroline Williams

  • Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: cjw@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

Students

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Adam Andresen

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: andresen@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Prosper Anyidoho

Ph.D. Student, MCE Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: panyidoh@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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YajairaI. Ayala

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: yayala@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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SinaNaeimi Dafchahi

Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sinanaeimi@yahoo.com

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Sydney Dyck

Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: sdyck@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Roni Fraser

Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: rfraser@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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UtkarshSandeep Gangwal

Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: utkarsh@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Logan Gerber-Chavez

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: lmgc@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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FeliciaA. Henry

Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: fhenry@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Shauna Leahy

Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: leahys@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Michael Michaud

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mmichaud@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Michael Michaud

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL:

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Farah Nibbs

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: fnibbs@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Maria Porada

Ph.D. Student, Civil Infrastructure Systems

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mcporada@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Cornelia Posch

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: posch@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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JustinJacoby Smith

Graduate Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: db@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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ColtenJames Strickland

Ph.D. Student, Epidemiology

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: cstrick@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Christopher Tharp

Ph.D. Student, Political Science and International

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: ctharp@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Matthew Van

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: mlvan@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Zackery White

Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science and Management

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: zwhite@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Caroline Williams

Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering

ADDRESS:
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: cjw@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume