Invited Session: Highlights from the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

Thur. 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Interlocken C
Concurrent Session 4-1

The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) is the academic journal of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Disasters (ISA-RC39). For decades, foundational scholars in our field have used this journal as a primary outlet for communicating disaster science. This invited session includes presentations from recent papers published in both regular issues and a two-part special issue on higher education and disaster management, which focuses on “Innovative Teaching Techniques and Practices in Hazards and Disaster Studies” and “Curricular Innovations in Hazards and Disaster Studies.”

Organizers and Moderators: Tristan Wu, Oklahoma State University and Sky Huang, Jacksonville State University

What's Governance Got to Do with It? Exploring Decisions About Emergency Response Aid Allocation to Africa

Lauren Dent, University of North Texas

Knowledge, Attitude, Preparedness, and Skills: A Disaster Training Approach for High-Risk Communities

Joy Semien, Texas A&M University
Earthea Nance, Texas Southern University

Paved with Good Intentions: A Social Construction Approach to Alignment in Disaster Donations

Mary Nelan, University of North Texas
Samantha Penta, State University of New York at Albany
Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware

Interdisciplinary Citizen Science and Design Projects for Hazard and Disaster Education

Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Texas A&M University
Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M University
Nasir Ghariabeh, Texas A&M University
Marccus Hendricks, University of Maryland, College Park
Ryun Jung Lee, Texas A&M University
Saima Musharrat, Fehr & Peers
Galen Newman, Texas A&M University
Garett Sansom, Texas A&M University
Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University