Degrees in Emergency & Disaster Management

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Tim Frazier - EDM Faculty Director (tim.frazier@georgetown.edu)
Photo of Tim Frazier - EDM Faculty Director (tim.frazier@georgetown.edu) Dr. Tim Frazier is an Associate Professor and the Faculty Director of the Emergency and Disaster Management program at Georgetown University. Dr. Frazier holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Geography from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-640 Natural Hazards & Disasters
MPEM-510 Capstone Prep
MPEM-600 Natural Hazards
MPEM-610 Capstone Prep II

Albert Gembara
Photo of Albert Gembara Albert Gembara is a Humanitarian Assistance Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development – Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). OFDA is the office that is responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S. Government’s response to ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPEM-800 International Disasters

Attila Hertelendy
Dr. Attila Hertelendy has just over fifteen years of educational experience ranging from classroom and online settings, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also has several years of experience in University administration. He received a Ph.D ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-500 Ethics & Critical Dec Making
MPEM-501 Theory & Regional Collab Frmwk

Gregg Jones
Photo of Gregg Jones Gregg Jones specializes in crisis management, insurgency, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, spontaneous crisis voluntarism effects, the future of war, humanitarian emergency response, and civil – military operations. Gregg teaches courses he developed in crisis management decision – making and strategic readiness choices. He is ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-600 Theory & Legal Framework
MPEM-500 Theory & Legal Framework
MPEM-700 Terrorism & WMD
SEST-668 Nat Sec Crisis Decision Making

David Kang
Photo of David Kang David Kang currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Planning and Exercise Division, Response Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this role Mr. Kang oversees the development of the nation’s interagency and joint local, state ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-610 Project Mgmt & Budgeting
MPDM-690 Hazard Mitigation Planning

David Kaufman
Photo of David Kaufman David J. Kaufman is the Vice President and Director for Safety and Security at CNA, a non-profit organization that provides in-depth research, analysis and results-oriented solutions to government leaders. He is responsible for executive management, development, and execution of CNA ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPEM-900 Capstone

John Laine
Photo of John Laine Dr. John Laine has over 25 years of professional experience to include over 10 years in the emergency management field. Dr. Laine worked as an intern / advisor at President William Jefferson Clinton Foundation when President Clinton was assigned as the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-600 Theory & Legal Framework
MPDM-670 Socio-Cultural Dimensions

Monique Lewis
Photo of Monique Lewis Ms. Monique Lewis has an extensive background in international disaster preparedness, working with Ambassadors, Deputy-Chief of Missions, General Officers, and International Organizations in over 15 countries. In this role, she conducted national-level assessments of Partner Nations in Europe and Asia ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-500 Ethics & Critical Dec Making
MPDM-670 Socio-Cultural Dimensions
MPDM-680 Quant & Qual Methods for EDM

Charmel Menzel

This instructor has taught:
MPDM-630 GIS for Emergency Mgmt

Pamela Mertens
Photo of Pamela Mertens Dr. Pamela Mertens is a former United States Marine Corps Combat/Crime Scene Photographer and Naval Reservist. While in military service, of almost 14 years, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida, a ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-500 Ethics & Critical Dec Making

Sarah Miller
Photo of Sarah Miller Sarah K. Miller is the contract Zone 3 Emergency Management Coordinator, serving the 16 cities of south King County, Washington. Immediately prior to this position, she served as the Emergency Manager for the City of Auburn, Washington (near Seattle) for ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-500 Ethics & Critical Dec Making
MPDM-610 Project Mgmt & Budgeting
MPDM-620 Risk Perception Awareness

Laura Olson
Photo of Laura Olson Dr. Laura Olson works with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit as a Senior Consultant where she conducts Post-Disaster Needs Assessments, designs Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies and recovery frameworks in developing country contexts ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPEM-600 Natural Hazards

Alexander Peterson
Photo of Alexander Peterson Alexander Peterson specializes in geographic and whole community approaches to emergency and disaster management. He is the research manager for the Hazards & Climate Impacts Research Center and co-founder of a startup with specialty in land use planning and hazard analytics. In both roles, Alexander focuses on applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies to bridge the academic-practitioner divide commonly found in the discipline. Alexander has worked with communities, counties, and state and federal agencies across the United States to increase collaboration, build partnerships, and enhance resilience. Alexander is involved in numerous research and planning projects, including the following: • Comprehensive hazard mitigation plan evaluations and updates • Understanding how revisions to the National Flood Insurance Program affects local economies and populations • Coupling hazards, social vulnerability, and public health and healthcare in risk assessments • Formulating post-disaster recovery theory and modeling frameworks • Analyzing the relationship between biophysical and human systems vulnerability to climate change • Researching sea-level rise impacts on critical infrastructure His past research and work experience includes climate change impacts on ecosystem services; energy system vulnerability to climate change; modeling and analyzing drought and drought impacts; and utilizing remote sensing to ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-630 GIS for Emergency Mgmt
MPDM-640 Natural Hazards & Disasters
MPDM-690 Hazard Mitigation Planning

Tracy Reines
Photo of Tracy Reines Tracy Reines has led responses to close to 200 disasters in 75 countries since her work with the American Red Cross began in 2000, including deploying people, supplies, services, and funding. As the Director of the American Red Cross International ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-500 Ethics & Critical Dec Making

Jeffrey Stern
Photo of Jeffrey Stern Dr. Jeffrey Stern is a lecturer in the Georgetown EDM program, where he developed and taught the curriculum for the WMD/Terrorism module and has provided counseling to graduate students completing capstone theses. In 2014, Dr. Stern was appointed by ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-500 Ethics & Critical Dec Making
MPDM-600 Theory & Legal Framework
MPDM-650 WMD & Terrorism

Hannah Vick
Photo of Hannah Vick For more than a decade, Hannah Vick has led External Affairs teams during response and recovery field operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), specializing in public information and external stakeholder outreach. She currently serves as the Senior Policy ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPDM-620 Risk Perception Awareness
MPDM-900 Capstone

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