L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Brie Haupt

Brittany 'Brie' Haupt

Brittany 'Brie' Haupt is an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School.

Scherer Hall, Room 213 Phone: (804) 828-1431 Email: hauptb@vcu.edu


  • Emergency management
  • Cultural competence & crisis communication
  • Competency-based education
Brittany “Brie” Haupt, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Department. Her previous educational achievements developed her passion for increasing her cultural competency and becoming trained in diversity education and multiculturalism, as well as intercultural dialogue and community development. Her research interests include cultural competency, emergency and crisis management, emergency management communication, and community resilience. She has published in:
  • Public Administration Review, 
  • Journal of Public Affairs Education, 
  • Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Disaster Prevention and Management, 
  • Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy, 
  • Journal of Emergency Management, and 
  • Frontiers in Communication section on Disaster communications
In addition, she has presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conference, the Public Administration Theory Network international conference, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the Public Administration Research conferences, regional conferences, as well as presented for the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a case study created for diversity education-related training.
Additional professional service and acknowledgments include: 
  • American Society of Public Administration's Section on Emergency and Crisis Management Board Member and Chair of Communications Committee,
  • Public Administration Theory Network Board Member, Co-Secretary, and Co-Chair of Social Media Committee,
  • Early Career Editorial Board Member for Natural Hazards Review,
  • American Society for Public Administration's Founders Fellow in 2017, and
  • International Scholar Workshop participant in Chennai, India.
Haupt's award-winning book with Dr. Claire Connolly Knox on Cultural Competence for Emergency and Crisis Management: Concepts, Theories, and Case Studies is available for purchase. This text offers educators a roadmap for successfully engaging participants in various aspects of cultural competency knowledge, skills, and abilities. This text received the American Society of Public Administration's Section on Democracy and Social Justice's 2021 Book of the Year Award.