L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



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


  • Emeregency 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 management communication, community resilience, and competency-based education. She has published in Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Affairs Education, 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, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the Public Administration Research conferences, as well as presented for the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a case study created for diversity education-related training.
Her professional efforts were acknowledged via selection as the American Society for Public Administration's Founders Fellow in 2017, selection as an International Scholar Workshop participant in Chennai, India, and Early Career Editorial Board Member for Natural Hazards Review. She also serves as a board member for ASPA's Section on Emergency and Crisis Management along with being part of their Social Media and Newsletter committees.
In 2020, Haupt's book, with Dr. Claire Connolly Knox, on Cultural Competence for Emergency and Crisis Management: Concepts, Theories, and Case Studies became available for purchase. This text offers educators a roadmap for successfully engaging participants in various aspects of cultural competency knowledge, skills, and abilities.