cal Partner Agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Mr. Brown received an M.S. in agricultural engineering from Oklahoma State University and pursued graduate work in biosystems and agricultural engineering and water resources at the University of Minnesota. He is the past chair of the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management and served on its executive board for six years. Since 2004 he has co-chaired the Mapping and Engineering Standards Committee for the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM).


John Dorman is the director of the Geospatial and Technology Management Office in the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of all geospatial data, applications, and information technology infrastructure. Mr. Dorman previously served as the statewide planning administrator for the Office of State Budget, Planning, and Management, where he oversaw statewide programmatic and performance planning and budgeting, the North Carolina Geodetic Survey, the State Data Center, and the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. Following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, North Carolina became the first state in the nation to be designated a cooperating technical state under FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partners program. From this designation, the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) was created and placed under Mr. Dorman’s supervision. In 2005, Mr. Dorman was given responsibility for managing all information technology infrastructure and applications in the Division of Emergency Management. Mr. Dorman is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in political science.


Gerald E. Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering and an affiliate professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. His 38-year career in the military included positions such as commander of the Army Corps of Engineers District in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and professor and founding head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and dean of the Academic Board at the U.S. Military Academy. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1990 and retired from active duty in 1995. Dr. Galloway earned his M.S.E. at Princeton and his Ph.D. in geography (specializing in water resources) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A civil engineer, public administrator, and geographer, Dr. Galloway’s current research focuses on the development of U.S. national water policy in general and national floodplain management policy in particular. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he was vice president, Geospatial Strategies, for the ES3 Sector of the Titan Corporation. He is a member of the NRC Water Science and Technology Board and the Committee to Review the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST) U.S. Ocean Research Priorities Plan. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.


Bisher Imam is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a senior researcher at the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He received a Ph.D. in watershed hydrology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Imam’s research focuses on (1) use of remote sensing data and GIS to study the impacts of climate variability on water resource availability and hydrologic responses of both urban and natural watersheds, (2) representation of spatial variability of hydrologic properties and processes in hydrologic models, (3) uncertainty analysis in hydrologic models, and (4) bridging the gap between science and applications. Prior to joining UCI, Dr. Imam was the associate director of the Hydrologic Data and Information System at the University of Arizona, where he led efforts to improve online visualization of and access to remote sensing data within a hydrologically relevant framework. Earlier, he contributed to the development, testing, and evaluation of the Water Quality Decision Support System during his work as a researcher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southwest Watershed Research Center in Tucson, Arizona. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and occasionally to private firms on issues related to hydrologic data and modeling.


Wendy Lathrop is president of Cadastral Consulting, LLC; a licensed professional land surveyor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland; and a licensed professional planner in New Jersey. She is also



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