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Editorial Board

Richard Krieg Round Rock, Texas

Visiting Professor Texas State University.  Former Arthur Rubloff Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Roosevelt University, and Director of its Institute for Metropolitan Affairs.  Was Chicago Commissioner of Health. Director of Policy Analysis and Planning, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. President of the Horizon Foundation, a regional health philanthropy established by Johns Hopkins University. Doctoral and Master degrees from University of Chicago in Public Policy and Administration.  Graduate, Harvard Business School Executive Management Mid-Career Program. 


Bilal Ayyub Baltimore, Maryland

Professor, University of Maryland Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of their Center for Technology and Systems Management. He is Editor of the Journal of Risks and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems.  His research interests include measurement science for resiliency and sustainability, global catastrophic risks as well as civilian defense infrastructure resilience, risk and reliability.  He received his doctoral degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Morgan Bazilian Golden, Colorado

Professor of Public Policy at Colorado School of Mines and Director of their Payne Institute of Public Policy. Lead energy specialist at the World Bank. Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Energy. His book, “Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security” is considered a seminal work in that field.


Chuck Bean Washington DC

Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the independent nonprofit association of 300 elected officials from 22 Washington DC area local governments, the US Congress and the Virginia and Maryland State Legislatures. Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.


Stephen Cauffman Washington DC

US Department of Homeland Security Section Chief, Infrastructure Development and Recovery. Former research engineer with the Community Resilience Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The program developed science-based tools to measure resilience at the community scale. NIST Program Manager for the World Trade Center Investigation. 


Arrietta Chakos San Francisco, California

Principal at Urban Resilience Strategies specializing in disaster policy, urban resilience and comprehensive risk management.  Directed the Acting in Time advanced recovery project at the Harvard Kennedy School. Former Assistant City Manager of Berkeley, California and Senior Advisor to the Association of Bay Area Governments on regional resilience planning.  Member of the Resilient America Roundtable of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Holds an MA in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.


Henry Cooper Clemson, South Carolina

A Director of the Foundation for Resilient Societies. Long-term background in resilient power systems and local initiatives to improve grid resiliency in tandem with the electric power industry. Led the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and was Chief Negotiator at the Geneva Defense and Space Talks. Served as Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, where he oversaw the modernization program for USAF strategic and space systems. 


Madan Dey San Marcos, Texas

Agricultural economist who chairs the Agriculture Department at Texas State University. Extensive research in food and agriculture sector modeling, agriculture and food policy and food economics. International specialist in agricultural sector development. Published widely in agricultural policy and development and has led pioneering inter-disciplinary projects in the US, Asia and Africa.


Noah Dormady Columbus, Ohio

Associate Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. An economist specializing in economic resilience, the economics of disasters and risk and decision analysis. Has led numerous National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security research projects related to disaster resilience, infrastructure dependencies and infrastructure planning.


Willard Fields San Marcos, Texas

Associate Professor, Political Science Department at Texas State University. Research interests include operationalizing sustainability, neighborhood recovery, disaster planning and transportation system resilience. Advocate for expanding the concept of urbanism to encompass a new wave of resilient communities. Board member, American Society for Public Administration.


David Flanigan Columbia, Maryland

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory specializing in development of systems engineering methodologies to evaluate critical infrastructure. Program Vice Chair in Systems Engineering at the JHU Whiting School of Engineering.


Ronald Gibbs Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy where he focuses on policy feasibility analysis. Former executive positions in the Dept of HHS and the National Association of Counties. Harvard Kennedy School of Government graduate who developed the coalition and led the Congressional effort to build the Vietnam War Memorial.


Mary Lasky Chevy Chase, Maryland

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Chairs the InfraGard National Disaster Resiliency Council. Faculty Whiting School of Engineering. Editor of the book “Powering Through: From Fragile Infrastructures to Community Resilience.” A Director of the Community Resilience Foundation.


Richard Little Williamsburg, Virginia

Senior Fellow in the School of Policy Planning and Development and former Director of the Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the University of Southern California.  Former Director of the of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Research Council. He is Editor of the Journal of Public Works Management and Policy.


Pamela Murray-Tuite Clemson, South Carolina

Faculty Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University and the University’s National Science Foundation Resilient Infrastructure and Environmental Systems Project. The project integrates advanced techniques in modeling and simulation as well as other scientific disciplines to identify and mitigate the risks in complex infrastructure systems. Research interests include emergency response, disasters and hazards, resilience, infrastructure interdependence modeling and transportation systems.


Sean O’Keefe Syracuse, New York

Professor, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  Former head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Secretary of the Navy and Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Was Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, Inc., the US based corporate division of the global aerospace corporation and Vice President of General Electric Company. Holds the Howard and Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at Syracuse.


Camille Palmer Portland, Oregon

Faculty Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University. Worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Thermonuclear Applications Group supporting the US Air Force. Current research includes investigating robotic applications to safeguard nuclear power plants. Member of the American Nuclear Society and the Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Nuclear Issues.


Edward Pohl Fayettville, Arkansas

Head of the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Arkansas. He spent 21 years in the United States Air Force with a variety of assignments including Deputy Director of the Operations Research Center at the US Military Academy and Operations Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His primary research interests are risk, reliability, engineering optimization, healthcare and supply chain risk analysis, decision-making and quality.


Kevin Quigley Halifax, Nova Scotia

Directs the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia - which has done much of the critical infrastructure protection work for the Canadian government. Interested in the definition of risk at the science-policy interface and water sector risk.  His book Too Critical to Fail: How Canada Manages Threats to Critical Infrastructure short-listed for 2017 Donner prize for the Best Book by a Canadian in Public Policy.


Craig Rieger Idaho Falls, Idaho

Chief Control Systems Engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory who is pioneering multidisciplinary research in the area of next generation resilient control systems. General Chair of the Annual Resilience Week Symposium. Advocates that resilient solutions require multi-disciplinary teams, with accompanying educational reform and team building challenges.


Liesel Ritchie Stillwater, Oklahoma

Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events at Oklahoma State University.  Member of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine Committee for Measuring Community Resilience. Has been PI or co-PI on more than 80 projects and authored or co-authored more than 75 technical reports for NASA, NIST, NSF, USGS, FEMA, US Department of Agriculture, NOAA and the US Department of the Interior.


Monica Schoch-Spana Baltimore, Maryland

Senior Scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Research interests include public health sector capacity, resilience and disaster engagement potential; disaster resource allocation; community resilience; and high-consequence infectious diseases. Led the Rad Resilient City Initiative to improve local survivability following a nuclear detonation. 


Thomas Sharkey Troy, New York

Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute specializing in operations research methods to manage disruptions in critical infrastructure and supply chains.  Current interests are in multi-disciplinary, community-based solutions that include local knowledge in managing infrastructure and supply chains.


Chuck Wemple Houston, Texas

Executive Director of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the association of local governments for the 13-county Gulf Planning Region, an area of 12,500 square miles and nearly 7 million people. He has extensive experience in transportation planning, community and economic development, housing, business and economic recovery needs following natural disasters.