Arizona State University
Melanie Gall is a hazards geographer and certified floodplain manager studying the interaction between natural hazards and society. She co-directs the Arizona State University Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and manages the spatial hazards events and losses database for the United States (SHELDUS). Her expertise lies in risk metrics (e.g., disaster losses, indices, risk assessments), geographic information systems, and hazard mitigation planning. Gall has conducted post-disaster field work in Mozambique, Haiti, New Jersey, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. She teaches courses in emergency management and homeland security using solutions-based, service-learning approaches. She holds a PhD from the University of South Carolina, a master's of science from the University of Salzburg (Austria), and a bachelor's from the University of Heidelberg (Germany).