this opportunity widely with any appropriate colleagues, students or
Senior Advisor, Disability Issues to FEMA
FEMA Office of Disability Integration & Coordination
T. Cooper, Jr., Ph.D
Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach, Texas
Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at Colorado State
and Research Associate, The Natural Hazards Center at the University
2014 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship
1. To provide participants with an overview of how
racism, sexism and ableism impact our ability to prepare for, cope
with and recover from disasters.
2. To provide participants with knowledge about the
long-term impact of socioeconomic inequality on global
3. To provide participants with a few examples of how
disaster researchers and practitioners can help to reduce inequality
before, during and after a disaster.
There will be a special introduction to the webinar by Dr. Lori Peek,
Professor of Sociology, Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the
University of Colorado-Boulder and member of the Bill Anderson Fund
Board of Directors. Dr. Peek recently authored A Just Resilience in
August 2017 as an editorial in response to the current Administration's
announcement of plans for infrastructure improvements alongside its
response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Marcie Roth established Inclusive Emergency Management
Strategies (IEMS) LLC after transforming nationwide whole community
inclusion from inside FEMA. She brought over 30 years of strategic
leadership across local, national & global disability advocacy and
civil rights initiatives. IEMS designs & delivers customized tools,
resources & technical assistance to anticipate & resolve whole
community inclusive emergency management challenges across local,
national & global stakeholders. IEMS manages the Partnership for
Inclusive Disaster Strategies. The Partnership is a national emergency
management stakeholder coalition with state & territory affiliates
& a shared mission of equal access & full inclusion for the whole
community before, during & after disasters.
John T. Cooper, Jr., Ph.D
Dr. Cooper is the new
Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach at Texas
A&M. He previously served as Professor of the Practice in Landscape
Architecture and Urban Planning, where his work focused on helping future
planners understand principles related to the design of collaborative
planning programs. Before returning to A&M, Dr. Cooper was a program
director at MDC, a nationally respected non-profit based in Durham, NC.
At MDC he managed a $2.5 million FEMA funded effort to understand
barriers to increased disaster awareness and preparedness in marginalized
communities. He also serves as a board member for a number of
organizations, including the Coastal Hazard Center of Excellence at UNC -
Chapel Hill, the Bill Anderson Fund, and the US Endowment for Forestry
and Communities. He holds a Ph.D in City & Regional Planning from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Urban
Planning from Texas A&M.
Jennifer is a Ph.D
candidate in the department of sociology at Colorado State University and
a program and research associate at the Natural Hazards Center at the
University of Colorado-Boulder. She was previously the director of
research and engagement at the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at
CSU. She earned her bachelor's in sociology and women's studies in 2005
and a master's in sociology in 2008. Her master's thesis research drew on
qualitative interviews with local disaster recovery workers and single
mothers who were displaced to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina. Tobin is
the recipient of the 2014 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship.
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