The Natural Hazards Center sends congratulations and warm wishes to Dennis Wenger on the occasion of his retirement from the National Science Foundation. Throughout his distinguished career, Wenger has helped build and support the hazards and disasters research community—first at the University of Delaware and its Disaster Research Center, then later at Texas A&M University’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, and
finally as a program officer in the NSF Hazards Program. Wenger continues to make contribution to the field through the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and in many other ways.
We’d also like to extend a warm welcome also to Wenger’s successor, David Mendonça, who is Center’s new program officer and head of the Hazards Program at NSF.