@UDelaware Hurricane Experts Available

Article ID: 595485

Released: 26-Oct-2012 3:20 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Delaware

Expert Pitch
  • Several experts at the University of Delaware are available to talk about Hurricane Sandy.

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

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

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


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