Divya Chandrasekhar portrait
  • Associate Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning

Education

  • , Ph.D. in Regional Planning Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • , Master's in Urban Planning Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • , Bachelor in Physical Planning Department of Physical Planning, School of Planning and Architecture

Biography

Divya Chandrasekhar is an Associate Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah with expertise in community recovery from disasters. Her research has examined post-disaster community participation and capacity building, networking and coordination among recovery institutions, and disaster recovery policy in South and Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the U.S. Dr. Chandrasekhar is a member of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission, the Utah State Hazard Mitigation Team and a member of the Roundtable on Risk and Resilience of Extreme Events (Resilient America) of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Her research has been funded by National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Transportation and Communities, the Department of the Interior, and the Natural Hazards Center at Boulder. Dr. Chandrasekhar received her Master's and Ph.D. degree in urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in physical planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.