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
  • Associate 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
  • Deputy 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

Associate 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

Deputy 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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Elle Bornemann

  • Business Administrator I, Disaster Research Center

ADDRESS:
166 Graham Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: elbornem@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Robin L Carlson

  • Assistant to the Director, CHEER

ADDRESS:
166G Graham Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

EMAIL: rcarlson@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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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 |

Staff

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Elle Bornemann

Business Administrator I, Disaster Research Center

EMAIL: elbornem@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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RobinL Carlson

Assistant to the Director, CHEER

EMAIL: rcarlson@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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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 |

Students

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Christopher Kolade Alegbeleye

EMAIL: chrisk@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Adam Andresen

EMAIL: andresen@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Anmol Arora

  • Ph.D. Student, Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic Prosperity and Resilience (CHEER) Hub

EMAIL: anmol@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Sydney Dyck

EMAIL: sdyck@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Julie Hagen Elliott

  • Doctoral Student

EMAIL: jhe@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Roni Fraser

EMAIL: rfraser@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Utkarsh Sandeep Gangwal

EMAIL: utkarsh@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Felicia A. Henry

EMAIL: fhenry@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Farshad Hesamfar

  • Ph.D. Student

EMAIL: farshad.hesamfar@gmail.com

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Nesar Ahmed Khan

  • Doctoral Student

EMAIL: nkhan@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Shauna Leahy

EMAIL: leahys@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Michael Michaud

EMAIL:

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Saurabh Balasaheb Mohite

EMAIL: smohite@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Farah Nibbs

EMAIL: fnibbs@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Maria Porada

EMAIL: mcporada@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Cornelia Posch

EMAIL: posch@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Justin Jacoby Smith

  • Disaster Science and Management

EMAIL: hoosteen@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Nii Otu Tackie-Otoo

EMAIL: niiotu@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Salvesila Tamima

EMAIL: tamima@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Matthew Van

EMAIL: mlvan@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Zackery White

EMAIL: zwhite@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

Students

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ChristopherKolade Alegbeleye

EMAIL: chrisk@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Adam Andresen

EMAIL: andresen@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Anmol Arora

Ph.D. Student, Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic Prosperity and Resilience (CHEER) Hub

EMAIL: anmol@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Sydney Dyck

EMAIL: sdyck@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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JulieHagen Elliott

Doctoral Student

EMAIL: jhe@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Roni Fraser

EMAIL: rfraser@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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UtkarshSandeep Gangwal

EMAIL: utkarsh@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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FeliciaA. Henry

EMAIL: fhenry@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Farshad Hesamfar

Ph.D. Student

EMAIL: farshad.hesamfar@gmail.com

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Nesar Ahmed Khan

Doctoral Student

EMAIL: nkhan@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Shauna Leahy

EMAIL: leahys@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Michael Michaud

EMAIL:

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Saurabh Balasaheb Mohite

EMAIL: smohite@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Farah Nibbs

EMAIL: fnibbs@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Maria Porada

EMAIL: mcporada@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Cornelia Posch

EMAIL: posch@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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JustinJacoby Smith

Disaster Science and Management

EMAIL: hoosteen@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Nii Otu Tackie-Otoo

EMAIL: niiotu@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Salvesila Tamima

EMAIL: tamima@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume

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Matthew Van

EMAIL: mlvan@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography |

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Zackery White

EMAIL: zwhite@udel.edu

PHONE: 302-831-6618

BIO INFO: Biography | CV/Resume