Welcome to the DRC Website
DRC is located at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, USA. With almost fifty years of experience, we are widely recognized as one of the pioneering institutions in the area of disaster research. In particular, we are known for our insights into human behavioral and social scientific issues; for the development of new research methodologies; for our commitment to graduate and undergraduate research training; and for our portfolio of over six-hundred field studies in the aftermath of disasters, catastrophes, and community crises. Our faculty members are commonly called upon by local, national, and international governments as well as the news media for consultation and commentary on critical contemporary events and issues related to disasters and emergency management.
While DRC has always worked with scholars from other disciplines, universities, and countries, we recently reaffirmed our commitment to an integrated multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research agenda. Some of the tangible signs of this focus include: the appointment and integration of several engineers to the DRC core faculty and the development of new interdisciplinary MA and PhD graduate programs in Disaster Science and Emergency Management in partnership with the School of Public Policy and Administration.
We encourage first time visitors to use this site as a way to get acquainted with The Disaster Research Center (DRC) a world renowned research organization. We also encourage friends of the center to return periodically and see what is new. Our faculty and staff are always working on exciting studies, outreach projects, and field studies.
As always, if you have questions you can click on the Contact the DRC tab on the right.
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