Monica Gowan

Health Sciences Research

Central Washington University

Dr. Monica E. Gowan has a PhD in Health Sciences (University of Canterbury), a Master of Science in Geology (Western Washington University), a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (University of Minnesota), and a Bachelor of Arts (Gustavus Adolphus College) with a double major in geography and geology. Monica is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a licensed geologist in Oregon and Washington, and a licensed engineering geologist in Washington. She is a certified professional geologist through the American Institute of Professional Geologists.  Her research interests are at the nexus between natural phenomena and human agency, with a focus on integrative disaster resilience. Her professional work experience spans the academic, research, private consulting, government, and non-profit sectors.  She has served in numerous leadership roles within her professional communities and is a former Councilor of the Geological Society of America.  

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Developing student literacy on risk, resilience, and strategies for living with disaster uncertainty part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this guided research and critical thinking activity, students prepare a research paper comprised of two parts: 1) a "state-of-the-science" review and synthesis of selected literature from risk and resilience research (provided) and 2) a brief critical appraisal of how current knowledge is (or could be) applied to building disaster resilience in a real-world scenario. Part 2 will be set in a student-selected hazard context (coastal hazards, flooding, or earthquake), employment sector (academia, government, private industry, services, non-profit), and geopolitical sphere of influence (e.g., Resilience to earthquake disaster in the student population at Universidad de Lima, Peru).

Essay (1)

Disaster Resilience 2015-2025: What will it look like in Cascadia? part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Monica Gowan, Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic Summary The current blueprint for global disaster risk reduction (known as HFA, or the Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015, Building the Resilience of Nations ...