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Daniel Klenow, Ph.D., Department Head

Contact Information

Office Location: 428B2 Minard Hall
Office Phone: 701-231-8925
Email Address: daniel.klenow@ndsu.edu 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1977, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Notre Dame
  • 1975, M.A., Sociology, University of Toledo
  • 1972, B.A., Sociology, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • 1970, B.A., Philosophy, University of Minnesota-Duluth

 Current Courses 

  • EMGT 150: Homeland Security: An Exploration
  • EMGT 435/635: Issues in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • EMGT 720: Emergency Management Theory
  • EMGT 730: Advanced Research Methods

Research Areas

  • Emergency management education and accreditation (U.S. and International)
  • International Emergency Management
  • Integrating the empirical and theoretical base of emergency management as a discipline and field of practice
  • Special populations and disaster with emphasis on older population segments
  • Career patterns and decision-making processes that lead to selecting emergency management as a career choice
  • Profiling Tornado Vulnerability

Carol Cwiak, J.D., Ph.D.

UNDERGRADUATE COORDINATOR

Contact Information

Office Location: 428B12 Minard Hall
Office Phone: 701-231-5847
Email Address: carol.cwiak@ndsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • 2009, Ph.D., Emergency Management, North Dakota State University
  • 1995, J.D. Western State University
  • 1993, B.S.L., Western State University
  • 1992, A.S. Victor Valley College


Current Courses 

  • EMGT 261: Disaster Preparedness
  • EMGT 262: Disaster Mitigation
  • EMGT 263: Disaster Response
  • EMGT 461/661: Business Continuity and Crisis Management

Research Areas

  • The professionalization of emergency management - particularly issues relating to identity, power, and dependence in the relationship with the legislative community, the role of professional organizations, the role of higher education, accreditation and certification;
  • Chaos theory's role in understanding vulnerability, critical failures, social movements, and high reliability organizations;
  • The value of youth education in addressing citizen preparedness and expectation management issues;
  • Issues in business continuity and crisis management - particularly reputation management and company liability; and, 
  • The status of emergency management higher education programs.

Gurt Ge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: 428B10 Minard Hall
Office Phone: 701-231-6687
Email Address: yue.ge@ndsu.edu  

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2013, Ph.D., Urban & Regional Science, Texas A&M University
  • 2013, Certificate, Environmental Hazards Management, Texas A&M University
  • 2013, Certificate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Texas A&M University
  • 2003, M.S., Urban Planning & Design, China Academy of Urban Planning & Design
  • 2000, B.S., Urban & Regional Planning, Beijing University

 Current Courses 

  • EMGT 262: Disaster Mitigation
  • EMGT 414/614: Spatial Analysis in Emergency Management
  • EMGT 420/620: Hazard, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment
  • EMGT 762: Mitigation Theory and Practice

Research Areas

  • Planners’ perceptions of policies, tools, and strategies applied in environmental land use planning and natural hazard mitigation.
  • Residents’ behaviors in response to hurricane evacuations.
  • Coastal resiliency and vulnerability assessment.
  • Post-disaster reconstruction and recovery evaluation in China.
  • Spatial analysis using GIS in solving emergency management issues.

Jessica Jensen, Ph.D.

GRADUATE COORDINATOR

Contact Information

Office Location: 428B14 Minard Hall
Office Phone: 701-231-5886
Email Address: ja.jensen@ndsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., 2010, Emergency Management, North Dakota State University
  • M.S., 2007, Emergency Management, North Dakota State University
  • B.A., 2004, Political Science, California State University, Northridge

Current Courses 

  • EMGT 264: Disaster Recovery
  • EMGT 410/610: Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning
  • EMGT 445/645: Vulnerability and Functional Needs in Emergency Management
  • EMGT 443/663: Voluntary Agency Disaster Services
  • EMGT 761: Preparedness Theory and Practice
  • EMGT 763: Response Theory and Practice
  • EMGT 764: Recovery Theory and Practice

Research Areas

  • Development of emergency management as an academic discipline (including its disciplinary nature, core concepts, theory, and curriculum)
  • Synthesis of the findings related to hazards, vulnerability, and associated events from the various academic disciplines conducting research on these topics and integration of the aforementioned findings into the discipline of emergency management
  • Measurement of effectiveness and efficiency in preparedness for, response to, and recovery from hazard events
  • Learning in emergency management (e.g., after-action evaluations)
  • Incident management systems (e.g., National Incident Management System, Incident Command System)

George Youngs, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Office Location: 428C2 Minard Hall
Office Phone: 701-231-8941
Email Address: george.youngs@ndsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1981, Ph.D., Sociology (social psychology and research methods), University of Iowa 
  • 1974, M.A., Sociology, University of Iowa
  • 1971, B.A., Sociology Major and Social Science Secondary Education Major, Drake University

Current Courses 

  • EMGT 101: Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes
  • EMGT 430: Socio-Behavioral Foundations of Emergency Management
  • EMGT 730: Advanced Research Methods

Research Areas

  • Quasi-longitudinal examination of a  flood's impact on resource loss and gain in the context of the Conservation of Resource Model
  • An examination of the impact of resource loss and gain on stress and post-traumatic growth
  • The use of design maps as a pedagogical approach to teaching research designs in emergency management
  • The use of design maps as a framework for constructing mixed-methods

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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 8:32:26 AM