Dear Colleagues and Friends in the Disaster Research Community,
The Disaster Research Center is pleased to announce that Valerie Marlowe has taken a newly established position as Assistant Director for Archives and Collections! Her expertise in both disaster research and archiving emphasizes the importance of the E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collection for the disaster research and practice community. She brings a unique combination of experience: as a former responder with the American Red Cross and now in her research on archiving of disaster-related materials, especially the archiving and cultural heritage preservation of materials after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. In this new role, she will continue to expand the scope and content of the E.L Quarantelli Resource Collection, data archive, and collection of disaster-related artifacts. She will also take an important lead in strategic planning and oversight for the collection, which remains one of the premier repositories of disaster-related material in the world. A warm welcome to Valerie Marlowe!
James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf
Directors, Disaster Research Center