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Contributions of Emergency Management Graduate Programs to Disaster Research Jennifer Wilson, Ph.D. Emergency Management Program North Dakota State University.

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1 Contributions of Emergency Management Graduate Programs to Disaster Research Jennifer Wilson, Ph.D. Emergency Management Program North Dakota State University

2 Relationship of Disaster Research to Emergency Management Emergency management is application of disaster research –Cold War need to understand citizen behavior if sovereign was attacked –Practical civil defense roots of modern emergency management –Dual application to natural disasters

3 Gap between Researchers and Practitioners Despite the historical connectedness, well documented gap that currently exists Practitioners do not often have knowledge of research or researchers Researchers have not always addressed operational needs of practitioners Efforts to bridge gap –Natural Hazards Workshop

4 Professionalization of Emergency Management Increase in higher education degrees in emergency management including graduate level Doctoral programs require emergency management research to contribute to the existing body of knowledge

5 Opportunity to Bridge the Gap Disaster researchers can collaborate with new emergency management academic programs –Advisory capacity –Faculty –Research –Other

6 Result Yield a streamlined body of knowledge and more effective application of policies and procedures to serve society and organizations dedicated to disaster reduction Ensure that the legacy of the disaster research community will continue

7 Thanks for your kind attention Contact info: Jennifer Wilson, Ph.D. Arthur Oyola-Yemaiel, Ph.D. (701) (701) Emergency Management Program North Dakota State University P.O. Box 5075 Fargo, ND 58105


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