Finale doctoral lecture series talk to feature noted researcher and author, Ann-Margaret Esnard
The final lecture in this academic year’s Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will feature Ann-Margaret Esnard, associate dean for research in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and a distinguished university professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University.
The lecture series gives doctoral students the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading scholars in a variety of fields related to public policy. Esnard is the fourth and final speaker scheduled to visit campus during the 2019-20 academic year, two in each semester. The lecture series is geared to graduate students, faculty and alumni of our Ph.D. program, and it is open to public.
The lecture will take place on Monday, March 16, in the Raleigh Building, Room B0001, from 1-2:30 p.m.
The first three lectures featured:
- Norma Riccucci, Ph.D., Board of Governors Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration Rutgers University at Newark
- Callie Rennison, Ph.D., a noted professor and criminologist at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs
- Lance Freeman, Ph.D., a professor in the Urban Planning Program and the Director of the doctoral program in Urban Planning at Columbia University in New York City
Esnard’s expertise encompasses urban planning, disaster planning, vulnerability assessment, and GIS/spatial analysis. Dr. Esnard has been involved in a number of research initiatives including NSF-funded projects on topics of population displacement from catastrophic disasters, school recovery after disasters, long-term recovery, and community resilience. Her talk is entitled Post-Disaster Community Recovery: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Research Approaches.
In addition to journal publications and book chapters, she is the coauthor of the 2014 book Displaced by Disasters: Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World (2014); co-editor of the 2017 book Coming Home after Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery; and co-author of the 2019 book on Geospatial Applications for Climate Adaptation Planning (2019).
Esnard has served on a number of state and national committees including the Disasters Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council’s Committee on Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience, and the State of Florida Post Disaster Redevelopment Planning initiative, and the Committee for Measuring Community Resilience led by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.