Dr. Joanne Nigg
Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center
166B Graham Hall
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Dr. Joanne M. Nigg is a Professor of Sociology and a former Director of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Since 1975, she has been involved in research on the societal response to natural, technological, and environmental hazards and disasters. Currently, she is a core faculty member of the Disaster Research Center.
Dr. Nigg headed a multidisciplinary team that conducted a Congressionally-required public risk assessment for the proposed high level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. She was also a member of the Research Committee (which set the cross-disciplinary research agendas ) for the NSF-funded Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.
Dr. Nigg is the author, co-author or editor of seven books and over 100 articles, book chapters, reports or papers on individual, organizational, and governmental response to, preparation for, mitigation of, and recovery from natural and technological threats and disasters.