Past Director, Natural Hazards Center
University of Colorado Boulder
Dennis Mileti is a retired professor and chair of the department of sociology and director emeritus of the Natural Hazards Center. He is author of more than 100 publications most of which focus on the societal aspects of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for hazards and disasters. His book "Disasters by Design," published in 1999, involved more than 130 experts to assess knowledge, research, and policy needs for hazards in the United States. He has served on a variety of advisory boards, and was co-founder and co-editor in chief of the Natural Hazards Review, an interdisciplinary all-hazards journal devoted to bringing together the natural and social sciences, engineering, and the policy communities.