DeeDee Bennett

State University of New York at Albany

DeeDee Bennett works as an assistant professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Bennett's primary research areas include emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters, emergency communications, disaster policy, and mobile wireless communications. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level; some of her classes include disaster response and recovery, intergovernmental and cross-sector collaboration during disasters, and vulnerable populations.

Bennett has secured several internal and external research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. She has published in various journals and presented at several conferences related to emergency management, disability, wireless technology, and future studies. Bennett's previous appointments include assistant professor and director of the emergency management and disaster science program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and research scientist at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Bennett received her PhD from Oklahoma State University in fire and emergency management. In addition to bringing expertise in emergency management, Bennett has a unique academic background having received a master's in public policy and a bachelor's in electrical engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.