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DeeDee Bennett


Dr. Bennett is an Assistant Professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at SUNY - University at Albany. Her primary research areas include emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters, emergency communications, disaster policy, and mobile wireless communications.

She teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level; some of her classes include, disaster response and recovery, intergovernmental and cross-sector collaboration during disasters, and vulnerable populations.

Since joining UNO, Dr. Bennett has secured several internal and external research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. She has published in various journals and presented at several conferences related to emergency management, disability, wireless technology, and future studies.

Dr. Bennett received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University's Political Science Department in Fire and Emergency Management. In addition to bringing expertise in emergency management, Dr. Bennett has a unique academic background having received both her M.S. in Public Policy and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.