University of Kansas
Elaina Sutley is an assistant professor in structural engineering at the University of Kansas. Her research is at the intersection of engineering, social science, and public policy. Sutley is a researcher in the National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, where she is engaged with the field study and housing recovery modeling efforts. Sutley was recently awarded four National Science Foundation (NSF) projects to investigate damage after Hurricane Michael, study earthquake resilience in Nepal, and assess local hazard mitigation and recovery planning in the United States, as well as a prestigious CAREER award on convergence research for community disaster resilience. She is the chair of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) design of wood structures committee, the balloteer for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7 wind load subcommittee, and the chair of the NSF natural hazard engineering research infrastructure user forum, as well as being an active member on other SEI and ASCE committees.