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@UDelaware Hurricane Experts Available

Released: 10/26/2012 3:20 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: University of Delaware
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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 Center
Topics: Social behavior in disasters; coordination among organizations; Lessons from Hurricane Katrina; hurricane evacuation/shelters
Website: http://udapps.nss.udel.edu/experts/327235663-Tricia_Wachtendorf

Joe Trainor, Assistant Professor, Disaster Research Center
Topics: First Responders, disaster planning, disaster response
Website: http://www.udel.edu/DRC/aboutus/bios/Trainor1.html

FLOODING
Kelvin Ramsey, Scientist/Geologist, Delaware Geological Survey, member of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency scientific advisory group
Topics: Historic hurricanes; geologic effects of hurricanes
Website: http://www.dgs.udel.edu/profile/kelvin-w-ramsey

Stefanie Baxter, Geologist/Research Associate, Delaware Geological Survey
Topics: Flooding
Websites: http://www.dgs.udel.edu/profile/stefanie-j-baxter

HEALTH
Amy Cowperthwait, Resource Simulation Center Coordinator, School of Nursing
Topic: Emergency Nursing
Website: http://www.udel.edu/chs/facultystaff/cowperthwait.html

ENGINEERING
Tripp Shenton, Professor and Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Topics: Engineering hurricane-resistant housing
Website: http://www.ce.udel.edu/directories/profiles/shenton.html

Richard Wool, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Topics: Engineering hurricane-resistant housing
Websites: http://udapps.nss.udel.edu/experts/327241381-Richard_P_Wool

http://www.udel.edu/researchmagazine/issue/vol2_no2_security/advanced_roofing.html

AGRICULTURE
Dan Bautista, Director, Lasher Laboratory, Georgetown Campus
Topics: Emergency poultry disease response, testing for poultry integrators
Website: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/Bautista/Bautista.html

Bill Brown, Extension Poultry Agent
Topics: Damage to poultry houses, emergency poultry response
Website: http://www.rec.udel.edu/poultryextension/index.html

Mark Isaacs, Director, Carvel Research and Education Center
Topics: Agriculture
Website: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/Isaacs/Isaacs.html

Gordon Johnson, Extension Specialist, Fruit and Vegetables
Topics: Damage/effect on agronomic crops, farms
Website: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/GordonJohnson

Corey Whaley, Extension Agent, Agriculture
Topics: Agriculture
Website: http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/Whaley/Whaley.html

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