Shannon Van Zandt

Texas A&M University

Shannon Van Zandt is a professor and interim head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, where she is also a fellow in the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center. She has expertise in coastal resilience, social vulnerability to disasters, and low-income housing. Starting in 2008, Van Zandt led a multi-year study of community recovery in Galveston, Texas, after Hurricane Ike, funded by the National Science Foundation. She currently serves as co-PI on four disaster mitigation-related grants from the NSF, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and others. She is co-author of the 2014 book "Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters" from Island Press.