Georgia State University
Ann-Margaret Esnard is a distinguished university professor of public management and policy, and the associate dean for research and strategic initiatives in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her expertise includes urban planning, disaster planning, vulnerability assessment, and GIS/spatial analysis. She has been involved in a number of research initiatives, including National Science Foundation-funded projects on the topics of population displacement from catastrophic disasters, school recovery after disasters, long-term recovery, and community resilience. Esnard is the coauthor of the 2014 book "Displaced by Disasters: Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World," co-editor of the 2017 book "Coming Home after Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery," and co-author of the 2019 book "Geospatial Applications for Climate Adaptation Planning."
Esnard has served on a number of state and national committees including the Disasters Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council’s Committee on Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience, the Committee for Measuring Community Resilience, and the State of Florida Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning initiative.