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The HRRC includes several Staff Members and a network of Core Faculty members who contribute to the leadership and operation of the Center in various capacities. HRRC also serves to connect faculty across Texas A&M who conduct research related to hazard and disasters through our Faculty Fellow program. We also have HRRC Faculty and Research Affiliates across many institutions who support the mission of the Center and collaborate with us on various projects. See our team and students below. If you are interested in becoming a Fellow or Affiliate, contact us.

 



Staff

 

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Michelle Annette Meyer

Director, 2019-Present

Research Interest:

Disaster Research, Environmental Justice and Equity, Volunteering/Emergent Groups, Research Methods, Social Stratification 

Walter Gillis Peacock 

Senior Fellows

Research Interest: 

Urban Planning, Sustainability & Resiliency Issues, Natural Hazards, Hazards Mitigation & Adaptation, Long-term Disaster Recovery, Quantitative Methods

 

 

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Shannon Van Zandt

Senior Fellows

Research Interest: 

Coastal Resilience, Social Vulnerability to Disasters, Low-income Housing, Environmental Equity

George Rogers 

Senior Fellows

Research Interest: 

Sustainability, Risk Analysis & Planning, Technology & Society, Quantitative Methods 

 

 

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Nathanael Rosenheim

Director of Research

Research Interest: 

Spatial Modeling, Data Science, Community Development, Food System Planning

Charlene Shroulote-Durán

Liaison with IfSC

 

 

 

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 David Bierling

Doug Wunneburger

Mapping Lead 

Research Interest: 

Scocial Impacts due to Interactions of Demoraphics, Satially Explicit Policies & Laws.

 

David Bierling

Director of Transportation

Research Interest: 

Hazardous Materials Transportation Analysis, Port Infrastructure, Operations and Environmental Issues, Emergency Response Equipment Test & Evaluation

 

 

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John Thomas Cooper Jr.

Director of Outreach

Research Interest: 

Civic Engagement, Community Development, Disaster Planning/Policy 

Jaimie Masterson

Director of Engagement

Research Interest: 

Community Engagement, Plan Evaluation, Government & Public Policy, Research Communication, Environmental Justice 

 

 

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Galen Newman

Liaison with CHUD

Research Interest: 

Urban Regeneration, Land Use Science, Spatial Analytics, Urban Flood Resilience 

Deidra Davis

Director of Equity and Inclusion

Research Interest: 

Enviromental Justice, Community Engagement, Public Policy and Land Use 

 

 

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Jeewasmi Thapa

Engagement Specialist 

 Yee Zhu

Program Coordinator

 

 

 



Core Faculty

 

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John T. Cooper, Jr.

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Civic Engagement, Community Development, Disaster Planning/Policy 

Mark Fossett

Sociology 

Research Interest: 

Racial & Ethnic Relations, Social Inequality, Social Demography, Urban Sociology, Statistical Methods, Quantitative Techniques

  

 

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Nasir Gharaibeh

Civil & Environmental Engineering 

Research Interest: 

Infrastructure Condition Assessment & Deterioration Modeling, Participatory Methods for Infrastructure Management, Pavement Design, Preservation & Management, Infrastructure Life-cycle Analysis

Dan Goldberg

Geography 

Research Interest: 

GIS, GeoComputation, CyberGIS, Spatial Databases, Spatial Uncertainty, Environmental Exposure Assessment, HealthGIS 

 

 

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Dawn Jourdan 

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Land Use Law, Growth Management, On Premise Signage, Relocation Grief, Climate Change, Historic Preservation, Intergenerational Planning 

 Jaimie Masterson

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Community Engagement, Plan Evaluation, Local Government and Public Policy, Research Communication, Environemtal Justice 

 

 

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 Ali Mostafavi

Michelle Annette Meyer

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest:

Disaster Research, Environmental Justice and Equity, Volunteering/Emergent Groups, Research Methods, Social Stratification 

Ali Mostafavi

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research Interest:

Complex System-of-system Modeling, Resilience of Interdependent Infrastructure, Disaster Resilience & Climate Change Adaptation, Network Dynamics in Project Systems, Water-Energy Nexus in Civil Systems 

 

 

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Galen Newman

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Urban Regeneration, Land Use Science, Spatial Analytics, Urban Flood Resilience 

Walter Gillis Peacock 

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Urban Planning, Sustainability & Resiliency Issues, Natural Hazards, Hazards Mitigation & Adaptation, Long-term Disaster Recovery, Quantitative Methods

 

 

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George Rogers 

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Sustainability, Risk Analysis & Planning, Technology & Society, Quantitative Methods

Nathanael Rosenheim

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Spatial Modeling, Data Science, Community Development, Food System Planning

 

 

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Laura Stough

Education & Humane Development

Research Interest: 

Developmental Disabilities, Disaster Psychology, Learning Sciences, Disaster Recovery, Qualitative methods, Natural Hazards

Shannon Van Zandt

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Coastal Resilience, Social Vulnerability to Disasters, Low-income Housing, Environmental Equity

 

 

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Sierra Woodruff

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest: 

Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Ecosystem Services, Plan Integration, Planning Networks, Multi-level Governance, Hazard Mitigation 

Douglas Wunneburger

Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Research Interest:

Scocial Impacts due to Interactions of Demoraphics, Satially Explicit Policies & Laws

 

 


 

Post-doctoral Researchers

 

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J. Carlee Purdum

Research Interest: 

Sociology of Disaster, Environmental Sociology, Rural Sociology, Emergency Management, Social Vulnerability, Community Recovery, Incarceration

Maria Watson

Research Interest: 

Economic Development, Disaster Recovery, Survey Methods, Small Business, Community Resilience, Disaster Finance & Policy 

 

 



Faculty Fellows

 

Amir Behzadan, Department of Construction Science 

Ann Bowman, The Bush School of Government & Public Service

Shanka Chellam, Civil & Environmental Engineering

• Tyler Fricker, Department of Geography

• Cecilia Giusti, College of Architecture

• Youngjib Ham, Department of Construction Science

Maria Koliou, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Zenon Medina-Cetina, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jason Moats, The Bush School of Government & Public Service

• Forster Ndubisi, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning 

Garett Sansom, TAMU Public Health

Douglass Shaw, TAMU Agricultural Economics

Courtney Thompson, Department of Geography

• Qingsheng Wang, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering

Zhe Zhang, Department of Geography

Lei Zou, Department of Geography

 

 



Faculty & Research Affilliates

 

Kayode Atoba, TAMU at Galveston, The Center for Texas Beaches & Shores 

Phil Berke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of City and Regional Planning

Samuel Brody, TAMU at Galveston, The Center for Texas Beaches & Shores 

Noel M. Estwick, Prairie View A&M University, College of Agriculture & Humane Sciences

Himanshu Grover, University of Washington, Department of Urban Design & Planning

Sara Hamideh, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 

Bryce Hannibal , RDC Administator, Wasatch Front Research Data Center, U.S. Census Bureau 

Marccus Hendricks, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Wesley E. Highfield, TAMU at Galveston, Department of Marine Science

Jen Horney, University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center

Shih-Kai (Sky) Huang, Jacksonville State University, Department of Emergency Management

Fayola Jacobs, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Navid Jafari,  Louisiana State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Laurie Johnson, Consulting & Research

Brant Mitchell, Louisiana State University, Stephenson Disaster Management Institute

Louis Ngamassi, Prairie View A&M University, MIS

Jody Rosenblatt Naderi, Ball State University, Department of Landscape Architecture

Lori Peek, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Sociology 

Ronald W. Perry, Arizona State University, School of Public Affairs

Steven Quring, The Ohio State University, Department of Geography 

Ashley Ross, TAMU-Galveston, Department of Marine Science

Andy Rumbach, University of Colorado-Denver, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Jesse Saginor, Florida Atlantic University, School of Urban & Regional Planning

Keri Stephens, University of Texas-Austin, Department of Communications Studies

Elaina Sutley, University of Kanas, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering 

• Jennifer Tobin, University of Colorado Boulder, Natural Hazards Center

Hung Lung Wei, John Jay School of Criminal Justice (NY)

Tristan Wu, University of North Texas, Emergency Administration and Planning

Yu Xiao, Portland State University, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning 

Yue Ge, University of Central Florida, Department of Public Administration 

Yang Zhang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

 

 


 

Students

PhDs

Alexander Abuabara

Jennifer Blanks

Wayne Day

Donghwan Gu

• Jessica Lee

Leslie D. Lutz 

• Melina Da Silva Matos Sharifan 

Malini Roy

Joy Semien 

Kijin Seong

• Michelle Stanley

Heather Wade

Chandler Wilkins 

Kai Wu

 

Masters

Judanne Lennox

Ryke Moore 

Abrina Williams

 

Undergrads

• Romel Fernandez 

• Jackson Pierce 

• Nathan Young 

 

 


 

 

 

Join the HRRC Family 

If you are interested in becoming a fellow or affiliate with the center, please contact Dr. Michelle Meyer
Email:
mmeyer@arch.tamu.edu
Phone:
979-845-7813 

 

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