Russell R. Dynes
Russell R. Dynes is an emeritus research professor at the Disaster Research Center, Department of Sociology, University of Delaware, USA. He is the co-founder and former co-director of the DRC. He received hi B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. form the Ohio State University. He has served as Chair of the department of sociology at the Ohio State University and the University of Delaware. From 1977-82, hw was Executive Officer at the American Sociological Association in Washington, DC. From 1976-79, he chaired the Committee on International Disaster Assistance, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, and in 19779, he served as head of the Task Force on Emergency Preparedness and Response for the President’s Commission of the Accident at Three Mile Island. From 1986-90, he served as President of the Research Committee on Disasters for the International Sociological Association. He has been a Fulbright lecturer in Egypt, India and Thailand, as well as a visiting professor at University College, Cardiff. He is the author or editor of ten books and well over 100 articles, mostly on disaster related topics.