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

Professional Service

  • Earthquake Spectra. Associate Editor. 05/02/2022 - present
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine . Role: Member. Resilient American Roundtable. 01/24/2022 - present
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Role: Member. Utah Unreinforced Masonry Risk Reduction Strategy Advisory Team. 07/01/2021 - present
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and Envision Utah. Role: Co-Chair. Development Planning Working Group of the Disaster Resilience Initiative for Utah. 01/01/2021 - present
  • Utah Seismic Safety Commission. Member. 01/01/2021 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Panel Reviewer. 01/01/2021 - present
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Utah Chapter. Board Member and Officer of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Utah Chapter. 02/2019 - present
  • Global Planning Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Role: Chair. Student Case Study Competition Committee. 01/2019 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Panel Review. 04/01/2017 - present
  • Gulf Research Program. Role: Reviewer. 2017 Research-Practice Grants Review. 02/01/2017 - present
  • Utah State Hazard Mitigation Team. Member. 01/02/2016 - present
  • Utah State Division of Emergency Management. Role: Reviewer. Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Applications Review. 01/2016 - present
  • Utah State Division of Emergency Management. Role: Advisory. Utah State Recovery Framework Advisory Group. 01/2016 - present
  • ACSP Gill-Chin Lim Travel Award Committee. Chair. 07/2014 - 03/2018
  • Texas Coastal Citizen Planner program (TCCP) Advisory Board. Member. 05/2013 - 05/2014

Internal Service

  • Ph.D. Program Coordinator. 07/01/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Academic Senate . Senator, 08/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Ph.D. Admissions Committee. Member, 01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Ph.D. Curriculum Committee. Member, 01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor, Social Work/City & Metropolitan Planning. Member, 08/2018 - 12/2018. Department service.
  • Coordinator of Year of Resilience event series sponsored by Reaveley Engineers. Organizer, coordinator, 06/2018 - 05/2019. College service.
  • MCMP Curriculum Committee. Member, 01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor, Utah Asia Campus at Songdo. Chair, 01/2018 - 05/2018. Department service.
  • Executive Committee of the Global Change & Sustainability Center. Member, 07/01/2017 - present. University service.

Honors & Awards

  • Career Champion of the Year. University of Utah, 04/01/2021
  • 2016 Top Researcher Honoree, Celebrate U. University of Utah, 04/05/2017

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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