Natural Disasters Experts

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer


Henri Grissino-Mayer is a professor of geography and director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science. He uses dendrochronology, the science of tree rings, to learn about the past environment.

Dawnie Steadman

Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Forensic Anthropology Center

Dawnie Steadman is a professor of anthropology who specializes in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and human rights investigations.

Robert Hatcher

Distinguished Scientist, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Bob Hatcher is a distinguished scientist and professor of earth and planetary sciences. He is an expert in geology, earthquakes, landslides, and other geological events in Appalachia and the Southeast.

Susan Speraw

Research Professor of Nursing

Susan Speraw is an expert in global disaster nursing and created a program that aimed to meet the challenge of educating 21st century nurses for leadership in disaster response, recovery, and humanitarian relief.