Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment at WWU
At Huxley College, I am associate director of the Resilience Institute where I administer, support or lead a variety of research projects. In the recent past, I have lead projects on school preparedness and recovery, community perceptions of risk and preparedness in Snohomish County, and levee accreditation and protection in Washington State. I have also co-lead a three year project working with farmers on identifying threats to small and medium-sized farms and resilience strategies they employ to adapt to these threats. We recently completed a project with the Washington State Division of Emergency Management, building an online tool for exploring social and physical impacts of 20 likely earthquakes in our state.
Along side these local and regional project, my colleague Scott Miles and I have expanded our research into international community resilience by observing disaster recovery in Haiti and Japan, and examining social vulnerability to landslides in Guatemala with an international poverty-reduction organization.
For more information on our Institute’s mission and research, visit our Resilience Institute website.