Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware
Over the past two decades, Tricia Wachtendorf's research has focused on multi-organizational coordination before, during and after disasters,transnational crises, and social vulnerability to disaster events. Dr.Wachtendorf has engaged in quick response field work after such eventsas the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the tsunamis affecting India, SriLanka (2004) and Japan (2011), Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Sandy(2012), as well as the earthquakes in China (2008) and Haiti (2010). Withnumerous research grants from agencies such as the National ScienceFoundation, she has published widely on improvisation in disasters aswell as disaster convergence. Her most recent funded research projectsexamine the temporal nature of household and emergency managementdecision-making during hurricane events, investigate humanitarianlogistics during disaster response, and explore stigma and the role triagein the aftermath of public heath emergencies.
Certificate of Merit, The Mountbattan Maritime Book Prize (Fall, 2017)International Travel Award, Institute for Global Studies (Summer, 2010)PRESENT Exemplary Use of Technology in Teaching (Summer, 2008)PRESENT Summer Faculty Institute (Summer, 2006)CONNECT Seminar Fellowship Program (Summer, 2005)Global Citizenship Faculty Fellows Program (Summer, 2005)
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Delaware (2004)；M.A. in Sociology,University of Delaware (2000)；B.A. in Psychology, University ofManitoba, Canada (1996)