Invited Session: Combining Practitioners and Academicians: Conversations from Both Sides

Thur. 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., Centennial E
Concurrent Session 2-3

Enhancing cooperation between the academic and practitioner communities in the emergency management realm is a must. In order to do so, there is need to facilitate conversations from both sides. This session brings researchers and practitioners together to discuss relevant topics, strategies, and obstacles to facilitating inclusive conversations. Examples from the FEMA Special Interest Group on Theory and Research will be used throughout the panel discussion.

Organizers and Moderators: Ray Chang, Oklahoma State University, and Joel Palmer, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Observations of an Academic Practitioner

Hannah Vick, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration: Means or Ends?

Chongming Wang, Jacksonville State University

Working at the Intersection of Research and Practice: Lessons from the Resilient Colorado Initiative

Andrew Rumbach, University of Colorado Denver

The Breakdown from Research to Policy to Practice: Where Do We Go from Here?

Randall Griffin, City of Oswego, New York

Are You Ready for Recovery? Evidence-Base for a Planners' Disaster Recovery Handbook

Judanne Lennox-Morrison, Texas A&M University
Abrina Williams, Texas A&M University
Joy Semien, Texas A&M University
Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M University
Shannon Burke, American Planning Association
Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University

Beyond Internships: Experiential Learning as a Tool for Emergency Management Education

Samantha Penta, State University of New York at Albany
Samantha Phillips, State University of New York at Albany
Amber Silver, State University of New York at Albany
Emily Barrett, State University of New York at Albany