tion and technologies for improved emergency response and recovery. He has been engaged in earthquake preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery in southern California for 25 years.
Peter Gordon is a professor in the Department of Economics and in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gordon’s research interests encompass urban and suburban sprawl and transportation networks, and the integration of transportation networks and regional economic models to estimate earthquake costs. Dr. Gordon has a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles; an M.A. from the University of Southern California; and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephanie A. King is director of risk analysis at Weidlinger Associates, specializing in seismic hazard and risk analysis for regional and site-specific applications, and the use of these techniques to assess damage and loss due to natural and manmade hazards. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she developed automated computer techniques for probabilistic seismic hazard and risk assessment of large regions.
Howard Kunreuther is the Cecilia Yen Koo professor of decision sciences and public policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and serves as co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events as they relate to technological and natural hazards. He is a distinguished fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and received the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001, and he is a recipient of the Elizur Wright Award for the publication that makes the most significant contribution to the literature of insurance.
Stuart Nishenko is senior seismologist in the Geosciences Department of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in San Francisco, California, where he co-manages PG&E’s Earthquake Risk Management Program and the University of California at Berkeley Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Lifelines program on behalf of the California Energy Commission. He received his B.Sc. degree, magna cum laude, in geology from the City College of New York (1975) and M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in geophysics from Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory.
Adam Z. Rose is a professor in the Department of Geography and former head of the Department of Energy, Environmental, and Mineral Economics at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Rose’s research has been primarily in the areas of energy, environmental, and regional economics. He is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson fellowship and the American Planning Association’s Outstanding Program Planning Honor