Workshop Participants

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The following people have been accepted to the workshop

Alan Benimoff, Engineering Science and Physics and the Masters program in Environmental Science, CUNY College of Staten Island

Activity: Hurricane Risk and Resilience for Staten Island, NY

Kelly Bringhurst, Physical Sciences, Dixie State College of Utah

Course: Introduction to Environmental Science
Real-world example: 30 Homes Lost, Lessons Learned from the 2005 Santa Clara Utah River Flood

Kyle Bryant, Superfund US EPA, Region 4

Real-world example: Emergency Support Functions & The Incident Command System

Marianne Caldwell, Math and Science, Hillsborough Community College

Activity: Hurricane Katrina Flooding Activity
Real-world example: Hurricane Storm Surge Hazards in West-central Florida

Mary Anne Carletta, Biological Sciences, Georgetown College

Activity: Using GIS to Map Emergency Response to Municipal Flooding
Course: Environmental Science and Policy
Real-world example: Adaptation to Drought Conditions

Robert Clayton, Geology, Brigham Young University - Idaho

Activity: Field Trip to Explore Local Natural Disasters
Course: Natural Disasters
Real-world example: Resilience: The Teton Dam Disaster of 1976

Lisa Doner, Environmental Science and Policy, Plymouth State University

Activity: Understanding flood risk at the community level

Anne Egger, Geological Sciences, Central Washington University

Activity: Seismicity and Relative Risk

Ganapathy Pattukandan Ganapathy, Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, VIT University

Activity: Seismic Evaluation of Buildings
Real-world example: 2009 Disastrous Landslides in Nilgiris

Ana Garcia-Garcia, Earth Sciences, Monterey Peninsula College

Activity: Evaluating Rainfall, Landslides, and Weather: Big Sur, California
Real-world example: Locating the Epicenter of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake & Planning Ahead

Tej Gautam, Petroleum Engineering and Geology, Marietta College

Course: Environmental Hydrogeology
Real-world example: Acid Mine Drainage in Lower Salem, OH

Monica Gowan, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic

Activity: Developing student literacy on evolving concepts of risk and resiliency and emerging strategies for living with disaster uncertainty
Real-world example: Disaster Resilience 2015-2025: What will it look like in Cascadia?

Rebekah Green, Environmental Studies, Western Washington University

Activity: Developing a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Strategy
Course: Natural Hazards Planning
Real-world example: Landuse Planning in Landslide Country: The Washington State Oso Slide

Anne Hall, Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University

Activity: Creating a Natural Disaster Blog/VoiceThread to Understand Resilience
Real-world example: Historic Flooding in Atlanta, September 2009

Jennifer Haney, Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences, Bloomsburg University

Activity: Using a Town Meeting Scenario to Explore the Impacts of Hurricane Sandy
Real-world example: Flooding from Tropical Storm Lee in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Carrie Helgeson Nelms, Geosciences, University of Arkansas Main Campus

Activity: Know Your Audience! Audience Analysis Exercise to Increase Audience Centered Communication and Teaching of Risk and Resilience
Real-world example: Land Locked Community Impacted From Sea Level Rise 6200 Miles Away: Teaching an Audience Centered Approach to Risk and Resilience in Environmental Displacement

Tatjana Hocke-Mirzashvili, School of Communication Studies, James Madison University

Activity: Family Stress Theories and Risk Communication to Evaluate and Build Family Resilience
Real-world example: Social Amplification of Risk Framework applied to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita

Eileen Johnson, Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College

Activity: Visualizing the Impact of Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise on Coastal Communities
Real-world example: Coastal Vulnerability in Rural Maine

David Kobilka, Geoscience, Central Lakes College-Brainerd

Activity: Comparison of Two Hurricanes
Real-world activity: New York City and Hurricane Sandy's Storm Surge

Eric Kremers, Emergency Management, Arkansas Tech University

Course: Living in a Hazardous Environment

Julie Lambert, Teaching and Learning, Florida Atlantic University

Real-world example: Key Biscayne: An Island Paradise in Jeopardy?

Pamela McMullin-Messier, Department of Sociology, Central Washington University

Course: Social Ecology
Real-world example: Hazards and Risks in Kittitas County

Adelle Monteblanco, Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Course: Water and Society
Real-world example: Flood Risk in Boulder, Colorado

Andrew Moore, Geology, Earlham College

Activity: Looking for paleotsunami evidence: an example from Cultus Bay, Washington
Course: Geohazards
Real-world example: 10 March 2011; Parallels between northern Japan before the Great Eastern Japan earthquake and the Pacific Northwest of the United States

Lorraine Motola, Emergency & Disaster Management, Metropolitan College of New York

Course: Economics of Hazards & Disasters
Real-world example: Newtown Creek Superfund Site, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

Corrie Neighbors, Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside

Activity: Evaluating Natural Hazards Data to Assess the Risk to your California Home
Course: Natural Hazards and Disasters
Real-world example: Tsunami scenario affecting California coastal communities (USGS SAFRR project)

Carlos Nunez, GE - Environmental Science, Brown Mackie College-Miami

Activity: Virtual Field Trip (VFT) to the USGS Earthquake Hazard Program - Connection between Plate Boundaries and Threats to Life

Katherine O'Neill, Environmental Studies, Roanoke College

Course: Resources and Risks: Humans and the Physical Environment

Michael Phillips, Natural Sciences & Business, Illinois Valley Community College

Activity: Using "Dante's Peak" to Discuss Response to Risk
Real-world example: Flooding in Ottawa, IL

Sian Proctor, Geology, South Mountain Community College

Activity: The Science of Disasters eTextbook Activity
Real-world example: Using the IPCC Report to Teach about Climate

Richard Rueb, Science, Clackamas Community College

Activity: Using the pH Scale and Carbonic Acid Formation to Understand the Effect of Ocean Acidification on Organisms with Calcium Carbonate Shells
Real-world example: Ocean Acidification and the West Coast of North America

Panagiotis Scarlatos, Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, Florida Atlantic University

Marc Settembrino, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Southeastern Louisiana University

Course: Vulnerable Populations & Disasters
Real-world example: Homeless Shelters Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

Charlene Sharpe, Geography, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Activity: Usefulness of Google Earth/Wikimapia as Risk Predictor and Damage/Resilience Assessment Tools

Daniel Spandau, Risk Management, DJS Consulting

Activity: Sea Level Rise and Adaptation
Real-world example: Sea Level Rise and Adaptation

Patricia Stapleton, Social Science & Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Activity: Risk Assessment and Regulation in Christchurch, New Zealand
Real-world example: Earthquake Preparedness in Christchurch, New Zealand

Bill Stigliani, Center for Energy & Environmental Education, University of Northern Iowa

Activity: Calculating Resilience, Tipping Points, and Restoration for Lakes at Risk from Acid Rain
Real-world example: The Story of Big Moose Lake: Resilience, Tipping Point, and Restoration

Danielle Sumy, Earth Science and Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California

Activity: The 2014 La Habra earthquake: Teaching Risk and Resilience in Southern California with Citizen Science
Real-world example: Induced Seismicity in the United States

Bruno Takahashi, School of Journalism and Department of Communication, Michigan State University

Activity: Developing a Risk Communication Strategy
Course: Risk Communication
Real-world example: Teaching Risk and Crisis Communication in the Context of Natural Disasters

Shimon Wdowinski, Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami

Activity: Calculating Sea Level Changes

Carla Whittington, Physical Science (Geology Program), Highline Community College

Activity: Ground Shaking and Damage at Your House
Course: Geologic Catastrophes
Real-world example: Earthquake Scenarios: Evaluating Potential Ground Shaking and Damage

Jun Zhuang, Industrial and Systems Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo

Course: Decision Analysis
Real-world example: Finding a Partner in a Disaster

Guest Speakers

Mark Benthien, director for communication, education and outreach for the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and executive director of the Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA), University of Southern California
Keith Porter, consulting engineer, SPA Risk LLC
Nancy Gassman, Natural Resources Administrator, Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
Ricardo Alvarez, Hurricane risk expert, former Deputy Director International Hurricane Center, Research Affiliate Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES)

Workshop Conveners and Staff

Leonard Berry, Florida Center for Environmental Studies

Real-world example: Sea Level Rise and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

David Blockstein, National Council for Science and the Environment
Cathryn Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Mantha Mehallis, Florida Atlantic University

John Taber, IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology)

Real-world example: Earthquake Risk in Southern California

Monica Bruckner, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Mary Beth Hartman, The Center for Environmental Studies, Florida Atlantic University
Alana Edwards, The Center for Environmental Studies, Florida Atlantic University