. "Appendix E Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff." Successful Response Starts with a Map: Improving Geospatial Support for Disaster Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007.
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Successful Response Starts with a Map: Improving Geospatial Support for Disaster Management
Response Team and serves as the Corps’ liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for geospatial data collection and sharing during disasters. He is the past national education chair of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and has presented at two National Academies workshops. Mr. Bruzewicz holds an A.B. in economics and an A.M. in geography from the University of Chicago.
Susan L. Cutter is the director of the Hazards Research Lab, a research and training center that integrates geographical information processing techniques with hazards analysis and management, as well as a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago. She is the co-founding editor of an interdisciplinary journal EnvironmentalHazards, published by Elsevier. She has worked in the risk and hazards fields for more than 25 years and is a nationally recognized scholar in this field. She has authored or edited eight books and more than 50 peerreviewed articles. Dr. Cutter is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), was president of the Association of American Geographers (1999-2000), and is a member of the NRC’s Geographical Sciences Committee.
Paul J. Densham is a reader in geography and a researcher in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London (UCL). His research interests and publications focus on spatial decision support systems, locational analysis, GIS, and parallel algorithms for spatial problems. Prior to joining UCL, he was an assistant professor of geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a research fellow in the U.S. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). He co-led NCGIA’s research initiatives Spatial Decision Support Systems and Collaborative Spatial Decision Making, and led the investigation Parallel Computation and GIS. Dr. Densham has applied spatial decision support systems in his work on dynamic location strategies for emergency service vehicles (with Cadcorp, Ltd.) and other work with the Environmental Systems Research Institute, HSBC, NYNEX Science and Technology, Iowa Department of Education, and planning offices and government shops in India; he has also worked on migration and biodiversity problems. He holds a B.A. in geography and economics from the University of Keele, an M.Sc. in operational research from the University of Birmingham, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Iowa.
Amy K. Donahue is associate professor of public policy at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Donahue’s research focuses on the productivity of emergency response organizations and on the nature of citizen demand