Enrico L. Quarantelli
Enrico L. (Henry) Quarantelli is a founding director of the Disaster Research Center and currently a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. He was Co-Director of DRC (both at Ohio State University and University of Delaware) for almost 30 years. He has served on numerous domestic and foreign disaster-related committees and journal editorial boards. He was the first president of the ISA International Research Committee on Disasters, founder and first editor of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, and given the Charles E. Fritz Career Achievement Award in 1995. Quarantelli has been principal investigator on over 40 research projects, has authored or edited 27 books and monographs, as well as authored of 94 chapters in books, 107 articles and over 100 other publications on disaster topics. His current research includes such topics as future social trends in disasters and catastrophes; the computer revolution and effects on disaster planning and disaster research; anti-social behavior in crises; and theoretical problems of conceptualizing disasters.