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2015Ph.D., Disaster Science and Managementhttps://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Alex Greer.jpgAssistant Professor, Oklahoma State University<p>Alex Greer (M.S. '15) is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Oklahoma State University. Alex received his B.S. in Sociology and Geology from East Tennessee State University in 2010, his M.S. in Disaster Science and Management from the University of Delaware in 2012, and his PhD in Disaster Science and Management from the University of Delaware in 2015. During his time at the University of Delaware, Alex worked as a Research Assistant at the Disaster Research Center, where he was a member of a number of research projects and field experiences that prepared him for his current position. He was recognized as a University Graduate Fellow in 2012 and was the recipient of the Marvin B. Sussman Prize for his dissertation in 2015. Alex currently teaches in the Fire and Emergency Management Program, primarily focusing on the four phases of emergency management.</p><p>Alex conducts interdisciplinary, mixed methods research on a number of elements of disaster science. Recent projects focused on: the relationship between issue framing and oil spill policy, household residential decision-making following disasters and the role infrastructure plays in this process, archival disaster research on mental health response, and the development of a community resilience index. Alex has engaged in quick response fieldwork after a number of events, including the Moore tornado of 2013, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.​</p>https://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=20
1998M.A., Urban Affairs and Public Policyhttps://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Angela Gladwell.jpgDeputy Assistant Administrator for the Risk Management Directorate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency<p>Ms. Angela Gladwell (MA '98) is the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Risk Management Directorate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The Risk Management Directorate leverages partnerships across the public and private sector to compel the public to manage the impacts of high consequence events.  Specifically, the Directorate analyzes hazards, assesses impacts, and communicates and manages risks to all hazards, and includes programs such as RiskMAP, Mitigation Planning, Levee and Dam Safety, the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program, and HAZUS, among others.  ​</p><p>Ms. Gladwell is in her 18th year with FEMA.  Before joining the Risk Management Directorate this year, she spent the last decade as the Director of the Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (OEHP). During this time, she significantly matured FEMA’s environmental compliance function to meet the rapidly evolving nature of emergency management programs and operations as a result of major disaster events, including 9/11, and Hurricanes Katrina, Ike and Sandy, and subsequent legislative change.  Ms. Gladwell has a Master of Art’s Degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Historic Preservation.</p>https://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=25
2016M.S., Disaster Science and Managementhttps://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Anthony Cario.jpgEmergency Management Specialist, <p>Anthony Cario is an Emergency Management Specialist in the Research and Analytics Division at FEMA Headquarters - Washington, D.C.  In this position, he serves on a deployable analytic field team and provides guidance on the delivery of disaster recovery programs and services.  Anthony extracts, compiles, and interprets quantitative and qualitative data from many types of source materials for strategic decision making.  In addition, he uses data for presenting and delivering reports in a number of interactive formats.</p><p>Anthony received a B.S. in Management and a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Delaware in 2010.  In 2016, he received a M.S. in Disaster Science and Management from the University of Delaware.  While completing his graduate degree, Anthony worked as a Research Assistant at the Disaster Research Center, assisted emergency management activities with the University of Delaware Office of Campus; Public Safety, and interned with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in Geneva, Switzerland.  Following graduation, Anthony worked as a Technical Assistance Specialist for IMPAQ International (2016-2017).  In this role, he supported the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, a federally funded program that responds to behavioral health needs of disaster survivors.</p>https://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=42
1971PhD.https://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Bob-Favicon-Blogger-1l16how.jpgProfessor Emeritus, University of Southern California<p>​University of Evansville, 1971-1975 (Chair, Department of Sociology)</p><p>University of Southern California, 1975-2004 (Professor, now named the Price School of Public Policy with joint appointment in the Department of Sociology)</p>https://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=47
1985Ph.D., Sociologyhttps://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Brenda Phillips.jpg Dean, Indiana University South Bend<p> </p><p>Brenda Phillips, Ph.D., is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Indiana University South Bend, where she will be guest lecturing on gender and disasters in the Women and Gender Studies program, and on socio-behavioral response and recovery in our Natural Disasters course. She is an author of Disaster Recovery, Introduction to Emergency Management, Qualitative Disaster Research and Mennonite Disaster Service.   She has co-edited Social Vulnerability to Disasters and Women and Disasters.  Her published research, funded by the National Science Foundation, can be found in a variety of journals including the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Disaster Prevention, Disasters, Humanity and Society, the Journal of Emergency Management, Natural Hazards Review, and Environmental Hazards. </p><p>Dr. Phillips has been invited to teach, consult, or present in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Venezuela, Canada, Sweden, and the People’s Republic of China.  Dr. Phillips earned the Blanchard Award for excellence in emergency management education and the Myers Award for work on the effects of disasters on women.  She was inducted into the International Women’s Hall of Fame for Emergency Management and Homeland Security in 2013.</p>https://www.drc.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=39

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