Message from the Director
The Center for Disaster Management was established in 2009 by Dean John Keeler to advance the field of emergency management through research, analysis, education, and collaboration with scholars and practitioners. It was built on the work done by Dr. Louise Comfort since 1994, focused on building resilience to hazards by understanding the complex interactions between the physical, engineered, and sociotechnical systems in disasters. I was fortunate to be a graduate student researcher for Dr. Comfort in 2009, and am delighted to be returning to GSPIA a decade later to direct the Center. Read more.