Morris Ratner

Academic Dean and Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: ratnerm@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8853 / Office 354-200

Higher Education Administration Civil Procedure Legal Ethics Law Practice Management Complex Litigation

Nabil Al-Tikriti

Associate Professor of History & American Studies · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Al-Tikriti has firsthand experience with Middle Eastern affairs, as a researcher, humanitarian and election monitor.

Forced Migration (Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons) Genocide Higher Education Humanitarian Affairs History of the Ottoman Empire

Mika McKinnon

Geophysicist · Independent

Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer, public speaker, irrepressible educator.

Disaster Risk Reduction Geophysics Science and Policy Science Fiction Science Fiction Film and Tv

William Luther, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Expertise is in monetary economics and alternative currencies, including Bitcoin.

Unemployment Economics Bitcoin Monetary Economics Alternative Currencies

Josette Banks

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology · Loyola Marymount University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, California.

Psychotherapy Group Therapy Mental Health Crisis Intervention Clinical Supervision

John Higgs

President · Frontline Research

I'll show you how to develop a straightforward mindset to be aware of your surroundings, make simple plans, and know when to execute them.

Personal Security

Dr. Sandra Hirst

Director · International Federation on Ageing

A career spent building capacity in the field of gerontological nursing and improving benchmarks in support of professional nursing practice

Gerontology Seniors and Healthcare Gerontological Nursing

Ken Foote, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography · University of Connecticut

Ken Foote has studied sites associated with individual murders, as well as those associated mass murder and many other events.

Natural Disasters Violence and Tragedy Memorials Individual Murders Genocide

J. Adam Langley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Adam Langley, PhD, focuses his research on how ecosystems respond to, and may determine the severity of, environmental change.

Biology Coastal Wetland Sustainability Carbon Cycling Global Change Ecology

Charles Figley

Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair and Professor of Disaster Mental Health and Professor of Social Work · Tulane University

Charles Figley is an internationally-known trauma expert, social work professor and head of the Tulane Trauma Institute.

Crisis Counseling Compassion fatigue Disasters and Mental Health Trauma Disasters

David I. Levine

Professor | Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Chair in Business Administration | Chair, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Causes and effects of investments in health and education Causes and effects of high wages, workplace diversity, and employee involvement Obstacles to good management

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Fluid mechanics expert, with a penchant for nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems

Fluids in motion Turbulence and flow control Viscous pumps and microturbines Micro- and nanotechnology Large-scale disasters

Nancy Pineda-Madrid

Associate Professor and T. Marie Chilton Chair of Catholic Theology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Systematic Theology North American Pragmatism and Religious Thought Feminist Theologies (U.S. and Third World) Soteriology U.S. Latino/a Theologies

Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD

Associate Professor; Director of the Center for Global and Public Health | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN is an expert in environmental health, global health, and public health nursing

Climate Change Immigrant Health Public Health Community & Public Health Nursing Epidemiology

Terry David Church, DRSc, MA, MS

Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Terry David Church is an expert in biorepository regulation and ethics, and drug addiction and regulation of controlled substances.

Continuity Planning Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer supportive care Regulatory Practices for Continuity and Disaster Planning Drug Addiction Biorepository Regulation

Mark Skidmore

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in Public finance and budgeting, regional economics, economics of natural disasters

Economics of Natural Disasters Public Finance and Budgeting Regional Economics

Gisli Olafsson

Emergency Response Director · NetHope

Leading expert in the use of technology in disaster response. Expert and author in the area of crisis leadership.

Technology Use in Disasters Digital Volunteers Crisis Leadership

Frances J. Richmond, PhD

Director of the International Center for Regulatory Science & Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

An expert in implantable medical devices, clinical trial regulatory issues, and regulation of pharmaceuticals and medical device products.

Regulatory Science Implantable Medical Devices Regulatory Issues and Clinical Trials Regulation of Medical Products

Prof. Sarah Harper

Director and Professor of Gerontology · Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University

Sarah trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change

Addressing Inequalities Global Migration Public Policy Longevity Global Population Ageing

Jason Kaiser

Assistant Professor of Geology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in volcanoes and understanding how and why magma accumulates in the Earth’s crust

Structural Geology Chemistry of Minerals Potential Natural Disasters in Southern Utah Potential Geological Hazards in Southern Utah Volcanology