BIO

Gary R. Webb
Gary R. Webb is an assistant professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University. His research focuses on the social aspects of natural disasters, technological crises, and other mass emergency situations. He has conducted extensive research on organizational preparedness for, responses to, and recovery from various disasters, including the Northridge earthquake, Hurricane Andrew, and the 1999 Marmara, Turkey earthquake. His publications have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, he has been quoted in national media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Christian Science Monitor, and following the power outages in the northeast U.S. in the summer of 2003 he published an invited essay in the Sunday edition of Newsday.