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  • Associate Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning

Professional Service

  • Entity: Earthquake Spectra Associate Editor. 2022 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Resilient American Roundtable. 2022 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Utah Unreinforced Masonry Risk Reduction Strategy Advisory Team. 2021 - present
  • Entity: Utah Seismic Safety Commission Member. 2021 - present
  • Role: Co-Chair. Entity: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and Envision Utah Development Planning Working Group of the Disaster Resilience Initiative for Utah. 2021 - present
  • Entity: National Science Foundation Panel Reviewer. 2021 - present
  • Entity: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Utah Chapter Board Member and Officer of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Utah Chapter. 2019 - present
  • Role: Chair. Entity: Global Planning Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Student Case Study Competition Committee. 2019 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: National Science Foundation Panel Review. 2017 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Gulf Research Program 2017 Research-Practice Grants Review. 2017 - present
  • Entity: Utah State Hazard Mitigation Team Member. 2016 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Utah State Division of Emergency Management Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Applications Review. 2016 - present
  • Role: Advisory. Entity: Utah State Division of Emergency Management Utah State Recovery Framework Advisory Group. 2016 - present
  • Entity: ACSP Gill-Chin Lim Travel Award Committee Chair. 2014 - 2018
  • Entity: Texas Coastal Citizen Planner program (TCCP) Advisory Board Member. 2013 - 2014

Internal Service

  • Ph.D. Program Coordinator. 2020 - present. service.
  • Academic Senate. Senator, 2019 - present. service.
  • Ph.D. Curriculum Committee. Member, 2019 - present. service.
  • Ph.D. Admissions Committee. Member, 2019 - present. service.
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor, Social Work/City & Metropolitan Planning. Member, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Coordinator of Year of Resilience event series sponsored by Reaveley Engineers. Organizer, Coordinator, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • MCMP Curriculum Committee. Member, 2018 - present. service.
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor, Utah Asia Campus at Songdo. Chair, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Executive Committee of the Global Change & Sustainability Center. Member, 2017 - present. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Career Champion of the Year. University of Utah, 2021
  • 2016 Top Researcher Honoree, Celebrate U. University of Utah, 2017

Affiliations

  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Utah Chapter (EERI Utah), Member, 08/15/2015 - present
  • ACSP Gill-Chin Lim Travel Award Committee (ACSP), Chair, 07/2014 - present
  • American Planning Association (APA), Member, 09/2003 - present

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