The following list of University of Delaware experts are available. Their expertise includes: disaster management, disaster response, flooding, engineering for hurricane resistance, effects on agriculture and historic hurricane data.
Each is available via email. UD's media relations contact can provide cell phone numbers upon request.
DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER - Members of the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center are world renowned for their knowledge related to disasters and disaster response.
Tricia Wachtendorf, Associate Director, Disaster Research CenterTopics: Social behavior in disasters; coordination among organizations; Lessons from Hurricane Katrina; hurricane evacuation/sheltersWebsite: http://udapps.nss.udel.edu/experts/327235663-Tricia_Wachtendorf
Joe Trainor, Assistant Professor, Disaster Research CenterTopics: First Responders, disaster planning, disaster responseWebsite: http://www.udel.edu/DRC/aboutus/bios/Trainor1.html
FLOODINGKelvin Ramsey, Scientist/Geologist, Delaware Geological Survey, member of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency scientific advisory groupTopics: Historic hurricanes; geologic effects of hurricanesWebsite: http://www.dgs.udel.edu/profile/kelvin-w-ramsey
Stefanie Baxter, Geologist/Research Associate, Delaware Geological SurveyTopics: FloodingWebsites: http://www.dgs.udel.edu/profile/stefanie-j-baxter
HEALTHAmy Cowperthwait, Resource Simulation Center Coordinator, School of NursingTopic: Emergency NursingWebsite: http://www.udel.edu/chs/facultystaff/cowperthwait.html
ENGINEERINGTripp Shenton, Professor and Chair, Civil & Environmental EngineeringTopics: Engineering hurricane-resistant housingWebsite: http://www.ce.udel.edu/directories/profiles/shenton.html
Richard Wool, Professor of Chemical EngineeringTopics: Engineering hurricane-resistant housingWebsites: http://udapps.nss.udel.edu/experts/327241381-Richard_P_Wool
AGRICULTUREDan Bautista, Director, Lasher Laboratory, Georgetown CampusTopics: Emergency poultry disease response, testing for poultry integratorsWebsite: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/Bautista/Bautista.html
Bill Brown, Extension Poultry AgentTopics: Damage to poultry houses, emergency poultry responseWebsite: http://www.rec.udel.edu/poultryextension/index.html
Mark Isaacs, Director, Carvel Research and Education CenterTopics: AgricultureWebsite: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/Isaacs/Isaacs.html
Gordon Johnson, Extension Specialist, Fruit and VegetablesTopics: Damage/effect on agronomic crops, farmsWebsite: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/GordonJohnson
Corey Whaley, Extension Agent, AgricultureTopics: AgricultureWebsite: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/Whaley/Whaley.html