CURRICULUM VITAE
Name:   Earl J. "Jay" Baker Current:  Associate Professor
Position:  Coordinator, Environmental Studies Major Birthdate:  September 3, 1948
BirthPlace: Alexandria, Louisiana Citizenship: U.S.A.

Education:

B.S., Mathematics, B.A., Geography, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1966-1970

M.S., Geography, Florida State University, 1970-72
Thesis: Cognitive Factors Relating to Response and Adjustment to Hurricane Hazard, Major Professor: Donald J. Patton

Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado, 1972-74
Dissertation: Toward an Evaluation of Policy Alternatives Governing Hazard-Zone Land Use: An Economic Model, Major Professor: Gilbert F. White
 

HONORS: University of Colorado Graduate School Fellowship, 1972-74

Neil Frank Award, National Hurricane Conference, 1987
 

Academic Positions

Research/Teaching Assistant
Department of Geography Florida State University
1970-71

Half-time Instructor
Department of Geography
Florida State University
1971-72

Research Coordinator
The New Florida Atlas Project
Department of Geography
Florida State University
Summer, 1972

Research Geographer
Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards Program
University of Colorado
Institute of Behavioral Science
1972-74

Research Associate
Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center
(FREAC)
Florida State University
Summer, 1974

Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Florida State University
1974-1979

Visiting Professor
Department of Geography
University of Wyoming
Summer, 1977
 

Research Specializations:

Human Response to Environmental Hazards
n Beliefs and concerns about hazards
n Behavioral responses to hazards
n Cognitive evaluation of risk

Hazard Policy:
Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness
n Warning and Evacuation
n Development of Hazardous Areas
n Post-storm redevelopment
n Public education programs

Policy Evaluation Methods
n Benefit-cost analysis
n Trade-off functions and the weighting of goals
n Assessment of public preferences for policy options
n Effects and effectiveness of policies and programs

Behavioral Geography; Environmental Perception
n Mental maps
n Hazard perception
n Trade-offs in environmental preference
n Judment Policy Capturing
 

Courses Taught:
 
 

Environmental Science
Geography and Human Behavior
Living in a Hazardous Environment
Physical Geography
  Disaster Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation
Research Methods
Land Use Analysis
Research Seminar in Natural Resource Management
 

Publications:
 

And Yuk Lee, "Alternative Analyses of Geographical Contingency Tables," The Professional Geographer, Vol. 27 (1975); pp. 170-188.

"Some Problems in Evaluating Land Use Policy Alternatives: Measuring Intangibles and Making Methodologies Useful," Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 7 (1975); pp. 32-36.

"Public Attitudes toward Hazard Zone Controls," American Institute of Planners Journal, Vol. 33; pp. 401-408, 1977.

"Geographical Variations in Hurricane Risk and Legislative Response," Coastal Zone Management Journal, Vol. 5, pp. 263-283, 1979.

"Predicting Response to Hurricane Warnings: A Reanalysis of Data from Four Studies," Mass Emergencies, Vol. 4, pp. 9-24, 1979.

(Principal Author with West, Moss and Weyant) "Impact of Offshore Nuclear Power Plants:  Forecasting Visits to Nearby Beaches," Environment and Behavior, Vol. 12, pp. 367-407, 1980.

"Evacuation Behavior in Hurricanes," International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Vol. 9, pp. 287-310, 1991.

"Public Response to Hurricane Probability Forecasts," The Professional Geographer, 47 (2) pp. 137-147, 1995.

(with M. Boswell et al., “A Quantitative Method for Estimating Probable Public Costs of Hurricanes,” Environmental Management, vo. 23, No. 3, pp. 359-372, 1999.
 

"Coastal Ecology and Hazard Mitigation," Bulletin of the Coastal Society, Vol.  3, pp. 6-8, 1979.

"The Role of the Private Sector in Hurricane Forecasting and Warning," Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 65, pp. 973-974, 1984.

"Hurricane Elena:  Preparedness and Response in Florida, Florida Policy Review, 17-23, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1986.

"What People Really Do in Hurricanes," Hazard Monthly, 1989.

"Coastal Development Invites Hurricane Damage," USA Today Magazine, pp. 68-70, May, 1993.

"Hurricane Andrew: Warning and Evacuation in Southeast Florida," Governing Florida, pp. 3-8, 31, vol. 3, No.3, 1993.

with R. A. Pielke, J. Kimple, et al., “Societal Aspects of Weather,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, pp. 867- 876, vol. 78, no. 5, May 1997.
 

And Donald J. Patton, "Attitudes Toward Hurricane Hazard on the Gulf Coast," in G.F. White (ed.) Natural Hazards: Local, National and Global.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1974.

"Management and Regulation of Areas Subject to Natural Hazards," in Lounsbury et al. (eds.) Land Use: A Spatial Approach.  Dubuque, Iowa:  Kendall/Hunt, 1981.

(with S. West) "Public Reactions to Nuclear Power," in Kidd and Saks (eds.) Advances in Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 2, pp. 101-130, 1983.

(with R. Platt) "The Management of Floodplains in Nonmetropolitan Areas," in Platt and Macinko (eds.) Beyond the Urban Fringe, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983.

"Deciding Whether to Evacuate a Beach Community," in R. Platt (ed.) Cities on the Beach.  University of Chicago Department of Geography Research Paper No. 222, 1986.

"Living with Hurricanes Along the Florida Shore," in Florida Environmental Issues, supplement to Chiras, Environmental Science,  Redwood City, CA:  Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co., 1991.

"Empirical Studies of Public Response to Tornado and Hurricane Warnings in the United States," in J. Nemec et al. (eds.) Prediction and Perception of Natural Hazards, 65-73, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.

"Beliefs about Hurricane Andrew, Construction, and Evacuation," in Ronald A. Cook and Mehrdad Soltani (eds.) Hurricanes of 1992, pp. 31-36, New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994.

“Hurricane Evacuation in the United States,” in R. Pielke and R. Pielke (eds), Storms, Routledge (in press).
 
 

Collaborator with Waltraud Brinkman, et al., Hurricane Hazard in the U.S.: A Research Assessment.  Program on Technology, Environment, and Man Monograph #NSF-RA-E-75-007.  Boulder: University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, 1975.

Collaborator with Richard A. Warrick, et al., Drought Hazard in the United States: A Research Assessment.  Program on Technology, Environment, and Man Monograph #NSF-RA-E-75-004.  Boulder: University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, 1975.

And Gordon McPhee, Land Use Management in Hazardous Areas:  A Research Assessment.  Program on Technology, Environment, and Man Monograph #NSF-RA-E-75-008.  Boulder: University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, 1975.
 

National Academy of Sciences,
National Research Council Reports

"Warnings, Responses, Storm Effects, and Recovery," Chapter 5 in Hurricane Alicia -- Galveston and Houston, Texas.  Washington:  National Academy Press, 1984.  (Report of the National Research Council Committee on Natural Disasters, other parts written by other Hurricane Alicia Study Team members).

Appendix IV and parts of Chapters of 2 and 3 in Multiple Hazard Mitigation.  Washington:  National Academy Press, 1984.  (Report of a workshop conducted in 1983 by the Committee on Natural Hazard Vulnerability and Hazard Mitigation for the National Research Council Advisory Board on the Built Environment, other parts written by other members of the committee.  Ken Mitchell, primary author.)

Chapter 3, (Preparedness and Response), in Natural Disaster Studies:  Hurricane Elena, Gulf Coast, Vol. 2., National Research Council Committee on Natural Disasters, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1991.

"Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery," with D. Wenger, Chapter 3 in Wind and the Built Environment:  U.S. Needs in Wind Engineering and Hazard Mitigation, Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1993.

"Evacuation Decision Making and Public Response" and "Response and Recovery" in Natural Disaster Studies:  Hurricane Hugo, South Carolina, Vol. 3., National Research Council Committee on Natural Disasters, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1994.

"Issues in Detection and Warning Systems:  Uncertainty and Disagreement, in Facing the Challenge, U.S. National Report to the IDNDR World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction,  Washington, D.C:  National Academy Press, 1994.
 

"Spatial Variation in Coastal Development and Legislative Response," A.M.S. Eleventh Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Proceedings, 1978.

"Trends in Societal Response to Coastal Hazards," Shorelines Past and Present, Vol. 1, pp. 1-20, Tallahassee: Florida State University Department of Geology, 1980.

"The Status of Floodplain and Wetland Regulations in the U.S.:  Reducing Impacts on Aquatic Systems," pp. 402-422, in Jolankai and Roberts (eds.) Proceedings, Programme on Man and Biosphere Workshop on Land Use Impacts on Aquatic Systems.  Budapest, Hungary:  MAB, 1984.

(Principal Author with T. Michael Carter) "The Importance of Information in Public Response to Hurricane Warnings," Conference Papers, AMS Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, American Meteorological Society.  Boston, pp. J 39-J 44, 1985.

"Emergency Preparedness and Public Response in Southeast Florida in Andrew," in Lessons of Hurricane Andrew, Orlando:  National Hurricane Conference, 1993.

"Public Response to Hurricane Opal:  Preliminary Findings,"  pp 22-31 in Hurricane Preparedness:  Facing the Reality of More and Bigger Storms,  Tallahassee, FL:  National Hurricane Conference, 1996.

"The Importance of Dissemination and Instruction in Hurricane Warnings," in Chung and Housner (eds.), Natural Disaster Reduction '96, Washington, DC:  American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996.
 

"The Hurricane and Its Impact," National Weather Digest, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1979.

"Floods: A Geographical Perspective," The Professional Geographer, Vol. 32, pp. 104-105, 1980.

"Catastrophic Coastal Storms," Journal of Environmental Management, 1990.

"Environmental Hazards:  Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster," Professional Geographer, 1994.
 
 


And Gordon McPhee, Land Use Management in Hazardous Areas.  Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 94th Cong. 1st Sess. Committee Print.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975.

And Gordon McPhee, "Natural Hazards," Chapters 9 in Readings on Land Use Policy.  Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 94th Cong. 1st Sess.  Committee Print.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976.

Toward an Evaluation of Policy Alternatives Governing Hazard-zone Land Use, Natural Hazard Research Working Paper No. 28.  Boulder: University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, 1976.

And others, Social Impact of Hurricane Eloise on Panama City Florida.  Technical Paper.  Gainesville: State University System of Florida Sea Grant Program, 1976.

A Longitudinal Study of Public Attitudes Toward Hazard Zone Land Use Controls.  Technical Paper.  Gainesville:  State University System of Florida Sea Grant Program, 1976.

Collaborator with G.F. White, et al., Natural Hazards Management in Coastal Areas.  Washington:  N.O.A.A.  Office of Coastal Zone Management, 1977.

And others, Impact of Offshore Nuclear Generating Stations on Recreational Behavior at Adjacent Coastal Sites.  NUREG-0394.  Washington: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, December, 1977.

with J. Louviere.  "A Theoretical and Empirical Comparison of Methods for Evaluating Alternatives in Multi-Attribute Planning Contexts," Technical Report, Iowa City:  University of Iowa Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, 1979.

Editor, Hurricanes and Coastal Storms, Evacuation, Mitigation, and Awareness, Florida Sea Grant College Report No. 33, Gainesville, Florida, 1980.

"Coping with Hurricane Evacuation Problems," in E.J. Baker (ed.) Hurricanes and Coastal Storms, Florida Sea Grant College Report No. 33, Gainesville, Florida 1980; pp. 13-18.

"Growth Management Solutions to Hurricane Evacuation Problems," Environmental Hazards Center Technical Report, Tallahassee: Florida State University Institute of Science and Public Affairs, 1980.

Plans and Regulations for Dealing with Hazardous Materials Incidents in Leon County, Florida.  Tallahassee: Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center, 1980.

Public Response to Hurricane Probability Forecasts, NOAA Technical Memorandum NWSFCST 29, Washington, D.C.:  1984.

"Public Response in Hurricane Alicia:  Probabilities and the People of Galveston," in Perspectives on Hurricane Preparedness, Washington:  Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1984.

Behavioral Assumptions for Hurricane Evacuation Planning in the Apalachee Region of Florida, F.S.U. Institute for Science and Public Affairs, for the Apalachee Florida Regional Planning Council, 1984, 50 pp.

Hurricane Probabilities and Public Response in Hurricane Alicia, University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, 1984, 35 pp.

Evacuation Decision Making and Public Response in Hurricane Hugo, University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, 1990, 16 pp.

"Warning and Evacuation" in Natural Disaster Survey Report: Hurricane Andrew: South Florida, Silver Spring, MD: NOAA, 1994.

"Florida Use of NWS Products and Response in Hurricane Opal," Chapter 3 in Hurricane Opal: September 27-October 6, 1995, Service Assessment, Silver Spring, MD:  National Weather Service, 1996.
 

Papers Presented at Conferences

"Loss-Management Strategies in Hazard-Zone Policy Decisions," Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers.  Biloxi, Miss.:  November, 1974.

"Some Problems in Evaluating Land Use Policy Alternatives:  Measuring Intangibles and Making Methodologies Useful," 71st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin: April 1975.

Panel Discussant, Special Session on Geographers in Government.  71st Annual Meeting of the A.A.G.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin: April 1975.

"Projecting Resource Depletion," Florida Council of Social Studies.  Jacksonville, Florida: October 1975.

And Jordan Louviere, "A Comparison of Techniques for Estimating Weights in Goals-Achievement-Type Evaluations," 72nd Annual Meeting of the A.A.G., New York:  April 1976.

"Integrating Information in the Field," Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Division of the A.A.G., Manhattan, Kansas: October 1976.

"Changes in Attitudes toward Hazard-Zone Land Use Controls after a Hurricane," 73rd Annual Meeting of the A.A.G., Salt Lake City:  April 1977.

"Spatial Variation in Coastal Growth and Legislative Response," American Meteorological Society Eleventh Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, December 12-16, 1977, Miami.

And Jordan Louviere, "Weighting Goals in Planning," 74th Annual Meeting of the A.A.G., New Orleans, April 1978.

"Land Use Management in Hazardous Areas," Workshop on the Integration of Natural Hazards into the Comprehensive Planning Process, Tallahassee, February 1979.

"Predicting Response to Hurricane Warnings," 75th Annual Meeting of the AAG, Philadelphia, April, 1979.

"Coping with Hurricane Evacuation Problems," National Conference on Hurricanes and Coastal Storms, Orlando, Florida, May 1979.

"Evolution of Policy for Coping with Coastal Hazards," Fifth Biennial Conference on Coastal Sedimentology, Tallahassee, Florida, January 1980.

"Floodplain Management in the United States: Changes and Problems in Policy," Australian Water Resources Council Conference on Floodplain Management, Canberra, May 1980.

"Issues in the Management of Floodplains," Association of American Geographers Conference on Land Use Issues in Non-Metropolitan America, June 1980, College Park, MD.

"Why People Don't Always Get Out of the Way of Hurricanes," National Conference on Hurricanes and Coastal Storms, Orlando, May, 1982.

"The Pro's and Con's of Vertical Evacuation," National Hurricane Conference," Tampa, May, 1983.

"What People Really Do in Hurricanes," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, April, 1983.

"The Use of Seismic Risk Information in Land Use Planning," Natural Hazards Research Applications Workshop, Boulder, July, 1982.

"Modeling Choices Between Work and Environmental Attributes," International Symposium on Forecasting, Philadelphia, June, 1983.

"The Role of Probabilities in Public Response to Hurricanes," Natural Hazards Research Applications Workshop, Boulder, July, 1983.

"Contingency Planning for Hazardous Materials Incidents," Conference on Applied Geography, Toronto, October, 1983.

with E.A. Fernald.  "The State of the Art in Wetlands and Floodplains Management," Workshop on Land Use Impacts on Aquatic Systems, Budapest, October, 1983.

"Factors Influencing Evacuation Response," SEAAG Annual Meetings, Orlando, November, 1983.

"The Importance of Information in Affecting Public Response to Hurricane Warnings," Annual AMS Meeting on Meteorology of the Coastal Zone, Miami, January, 1984.

"The Role of Private Meteorological Firms in Hurricane Warnings," Annual AMS Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami, January, 1984.

"A Comparison of Predicted Public Reactions to Hurricane Probability Forecasts and Actual Reactions in Alicia," Annual Meeting of the AAG, Washington, D.C., April, 1984.

The Role of Information in Public Response to Warnings," American Meteorological Society Fifteenth Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami Beach, Fl, January, 1984.

"The Private Sector in Hurricane Forecasting and Warning," (part of special panel), A.M.S. Fifteenth Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami Beach, Fl, January, 1984.

"Response to Hurricane Alicia:  The First Use of Hurricane Probabilities," Sixth National Hurricane Conference, Tampa, FL, May, 1984.

"Hurricane Preparedness Needs," Hurricane Awareness '84, Houston, Texas, June, 1984.

"Cooperation and Conflict in Hurricane Forecasts and Warnings," American Meteorological Society Weathercasters' Conference, Clearwater, Fl, July, 1984.  (special panel)

"Impact of Coastal Research on NOAA Policy," Paper Presented at National Workshop on Natural Hazards," Boulder, CO, 1984.

"Planning for Vacationers in Resort Areas," National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans, 1985.

"Warning Response in Hurricane Diana, National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans, 1985.

"Public Response Issues in the 1985 Hurricane Season," National Hurricane Conference, Houston, TX, 1986.

"Spontaneous Evacuation,"  National Workshop on Natural Hazards, Boulder, CO, July, 1986.

"The Use of Computers in Analyzing and Communicating Hurricane Forecast Uncertainties," World Meteorological Organization Caribbean Region Hurricane Conference, Orlando, Fl, April, 1987.

"Sensitivities of Clearance Time Calculations to Behavioral Assumptions," National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, Fl, April 1987.

"The Role of Risk Information in Public Response," National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, Fl, April, 1987.

"Behavioral Inputs for Evacuation Transportation Modeling," AAG Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, April, 1987.

"Fatal Errors in Deriving Behavioral Assumptions for Evacuation Planning," National Hurricane Conference, Atlanta, GA, 1988.

"Enhanced GDS -- A Graphic Decision System for Hurricane Response," Society for Computer Simulation, San Diego, CA, 1989.

"Hurricane Response Comparisons Between Atlantic and Gulf States," AAG Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 1989.

"Recovery from Hurricane Hugo," National Hurricane Conference, Houston, TX, 1990.

"Public Preparedness for Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina," National Hurricane Conference," Houston, TX, 1990.

"Hurricane Evacuation in Southeast Florida," AAG Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, 1991.

"The State of State and Local Government Preparedness for Hurricane Evacuations," National Hurricane Conference, 1991.

"Evacuation Decision-making Methods," National Hurricane Conference, Miami, FL, 1991.

"Computer Support in Hurricane Response:  Enhanced GDS," National Hurricane Conference, Miami, FL  1991.

"Hurricane Response Decision Making," National Hurricane Conference, Norfolk, VA. 1992.

"Shelter Selection Criteria and the Roles of Local Government and the Red Cross," National Hurricane Conference, Norfolk, VA. 1992.

"Redevelopment Opportunities and Constraints in a Post-Storm Environment," Hurricane Recovery and Redevelopment Planning Workshop, Sarasota, FL. 1992.

Panel Presentation on Hurricane Andrew.  American Meteorological Society Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. 1993.

"Progress in Hurricane Evacuation Research and Practice," AAG, Atlanta, April, 1993.

"South Florida:  Decision Making by Emergency Management Officials and Public Response in Hurricane Andrew", Plenary address, National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, April, 1993.

"Public Response Considerations in Planning for Refuges of Last Resort," National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, April, 1993.

"Evacuation in Hurricane Andrew," National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, April, 1993.

"Use and Accuracy of Evacuation Study Products in Hurricane Andrew," Natural Hazards Research Applications Workshop, Boulder, July, 1993.

"Beliefs about Hurricane Andrew, Construction, and Evacuation," American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami, December, 1993.

"The Relationship between Magnitude of Disaster and Difficulty of Recovery," Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, 1994.

"Factors Affecting Evacuation Rates in Hurricane Andrew in Southeast Florida," National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans, 1994.

"Behavioral Factors in Evaluating Vertical Evacuation and Refuge of Last Resort," National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans, 1994.

"Effect of Hurricane Andrew on Evacuation Behavior in Inland Areas," AAG, Chicago, 1995.

Panelist, "The Role of Experts and Sources of Local Knowledge in Hazard Analysis," AAG, Chicago, 1995.

"Evacuation Behavior by Residents in Non-coastal Counties," National Hurricane Conference, Atlantic City, 1995.

"Public Response to Evacuation Orders in Erin, Felix, and Opal, National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, 1996.

"Evaluating a Hurricane Education Campaign:  The Realities of Public Education," National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, 1996.

"Assessment of Research on Prediction, Warning, and Planning for Hurricanes," Natural Hazards Research Applications Workshop, Denver, 1996.

"The Importance of Dissemination and Instruction in Hurricane Warnings, Natural Disaster Reduction '96, Washington, DC, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996.

“Challenges of the New Red Cross Policy on Sheltering,” Plenary Presentation, National Hurricane Conference, Houston, TX, April 22-25, 1997.

“Evacuation Responses When a Watch or Warning Has Yet to Be Issued and When Forecasts Conflict with the “Official” Forecast,” National Hurricane Conference, Houston, TX, April 22-25, 1997.

“Public Response in Hurricanes in 1995 and 1996: Erin, Opal, Bertha and Fran,” National Hurricane Conference, Houston, TX, April 22-25, 1997.

“Using Forecast Products as Decision Tools:  Accounting for Forecast Error,” National Hurricane Conference, Norfolk, VA, April 6-10, 1998.

“The Importance of Documenting Public Behavior in Post-storm Evacuation Assessments,” National Hurricane Conference, Norfolk, VA, April 6-10, 1998.

“Making Timely Decisions from Available Information,” National Hurricane Conference, Norfolk, VA, April 6-10, 1998.

“Public Response in Hurricane Georges on the Central Gulf Coast,” National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, FL, March 29-April 2, 1999.

“Public Response in Hurricane Bonnie in North Carolina,” National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, FL, March 29-April 2, 1999.

“Estimating the Average Annual Cost of Hurricane Evacuation to Local Government,” National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, FL, March 29-April 2, 1999.
 

Professional Service Activities

Program Coordinator, 1976 Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Geographers.

Session Chairman, "Methodology," S.E. Division of the A.A.G., Fredericksburg, VA, November 1976.

Session Chairman, "Perception of Residential and Neighborhood Environments," 74th Annual Meeting of the A.A.G., New Orleans, April 1978.

Chairman, Southeastern A.A.G. Committee on Career Employment and Public Relations, 1978-1979.

Witness before U.S. Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on the matter of Floating Nuclear Plants and Resort Economics, Summer 1978.

Director, Workshop for Florida Local Planners on "Integration of Natural Hazards into Comprehensive Plans," February 1979.

Conference Director, National Conference on Hurricane and Coastal Storms, May 1979.

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Committee on Multiple Hazard Mitigation, 1983.

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Disaster Survey Team for Hurricane Alicia, 1983.

"Anticipating Public Response in Hurricane Evacuation Planning," Louisiana Emergency Management Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, June, 1984.

"Vertical Evacuation Policy Considerations," Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, Washington, August, 1984.

"Hurricane Preparedness Concerns in Florida," Testimony before Florida House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Management, June, 1984.

Teaching Evacuation Planning for Multiple Hazards at National Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, MD, 1985.

Course development for National Emergency Management Institute, 1985.

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Disaster Survey Team for Hurricane Elena, 1985.

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Disaster Survey Team for Hurricane Gilbert, 1988.

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Team Leader, Disaster Survey Team for Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina, 1989.

Florida House of Representatives Speaker's Task Force on Emergency Management, 1990-91.

Executive Committee, National Hurricane Conference, 1982- Present.

Vice Chair, National Hurricane Conference, 1989-91, 1996-Present.

Chair, National Hurricane Conference, 1991-1993.

Chair, Evacuation Program Committee, National Hurricane Conference, 1991-Present.

Member, National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council Committee on Natural Disasters, 1986 - 1991.

Member, Governor's Disaster Planning and Response Review Committee (a.k.a. Lewis Committee), 1992-93.

Member, NOAA Disaster Survey Team for Hurricane Andrew, 1992-93.

Chair, Association of American Geographers Hazards Specialty Group, 1993-95.

Member, U.S. Weather Research Program Committee on Societal Impacts of Weather and Weather Forecasting, 1996.

Member, National Weather Service Disaster Survey Team for Hurricane Opal, 1995.

Member, National Centers for Environmental Prediction Review Panel for the Tropical Prediction Center, 1997.

Member, Advisory Board, Routledge Series on Hazards and Disasters, 1996 - Present.
 

University Contracts and Grants

P.I., "Impact of Offshore Nuclear Generating Stations on Recreational Behavior at Adjacent Coastal Sites," U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Co-P.I., "Social Impact of Hurricane Eloise," NOAA Sea Grant Program.

P.I., "A Longitudinal Post-Disaster Study of Attitudes Toward Hazard Zone Regulation," NOAA Sea Grant Program.

P.I., "Growth Management Solutions to Hurricane Evacuation Problems," NOAA Sea Grant Program.

P.I., "Hurricane Awareness and Preparedness," Federal Disaster Assistance Administration.

P.I., "Societal Response to Environmental Hazards Project," FSU Center for Excellence in Policy Science.

P.I., "Replication of 'A Longitudinal Post-Disaster Study of Attitudes Towards Hazard Zone Regulation,' " NSF "Quick Response Project".

P.I., "Warning Response as a Function of Location in the Warning Area," NSF "Quick Response Project".

P.I., "Comparison of Methods for Incorporating Risk into Public Policy," FSU Policy Sciences Program.

P.I., "Public Response to Warnings of Hurricane Allen in Galveston," NSF "Quick Response Project".

P.I., "The Effect of Hurricane Probability Forecasts on Public Response," National Weather Service.

P.I.,  "Behavioral Inputs for Evacuation Planning," Apalachee Regional Planning Council.

P.I., "Implications of Post-Hurricane Surveys for Preparedness Planning," Federal Emergency Management Agency.

P.I., "Public Response to Probability Forecasts in Hurricane Alicia, American Red Cross, Quick Response Project.

P.I., "Recovery in Hurricane Hugo," NSF Quick Response Project via U. of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science.

P.I., "Public Response to Hurricane Andrew in South Florida:  Evacuation, Perception, and Attitudes Toward Construction Standards," NSF.

A.I., "Development of a Tax-Fee Based Mechanism for Funding Emergency Management Based on Differential Risk," Florida Sea Grant Program.

A.I., "Assessment of Post-Storm Mitigation Policy Decision Making Following Hurricane Opal," Florida Sea Grant Program.
 

University Service
 

Member, Academic Policy Committee, Florida State University College of Social Sciences, various terms

Doctoral directive status, Urban and Regional Planning, 1980-present

College of Social Sciences Promotions and Tenure Committee, 1981-1983, 1985-87, 1992-1994

Committee on the Future of the Institute for Social Research, 1983

FSU Faculty Senate, 1983-84

Committee on Geography, Urban and Regional Planning Cooperative Ph.D., 1983

College of Social Sciences, Promotion and Tenure Committee, various terms

College of Social Sciences, Policy and Academic Affairs Committee, various terms

Graduate Coordinator, Dept. of Geography, 1993-96

Graduate Assistantship Coordinator, Dept. of Geography, 1996-97.

Executive Committee, Dept. of Geography,  1991-1994, 1998-Present

Chair, Machinery Committee, Dept. of Geography, 1991-Present

Member, various position search committees, Dept. of Geography

University Committee on Student Conduct, 1994-98.

Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Science Degree Initiative, 1997-1998.

Coordinator, Environmental Studies Major, 1997-Present.
 

Consulting Contracts:

Coastal Hazards Handbook, University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science (NOAA OCZM), 1976.

Community Adoption of Floodplain Land Use Controls, Woodward-Clyde Consultants (NSF), 1977.

Hurricane Awareness, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1979.

Perceived Risk as a Basis for a Buffer Zone around the Botany Bay Industrial Complex, Implementation and Management Group (New South Wales, Australia Department of Environment), 1980.

Locational, Economic, and Job Attribute Tradeoffs in Hiring in the Mining Industry, Implementation and Management Group (CRA Australia), 1981.

Earthquake Damage and Land Use Planning, Rice Center (NSF), 1982-83.

Tri-State Area Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1984.

Hurricane Preparedness Support for Mariner Resorts, via Hazards Management Group, Inc. for Mariner Group of Affiliate Companies, 1984.

Grand Strand Area Hurricane Evacuation Study, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., Charleston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1985.

Eastern North Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1985.

Southern South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Charleston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1986.

Litigation Support for Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering Issues re. Collier DRI, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Collier Enterprises, 1986.

Middle Atlantic/Northeastern U.S. Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Philadelphia, Norfolk, Baltimore, New York, and New England Districts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1988.

Southern Oahu Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1988.

Treasure Coast (FL) Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, 1988.

Northeast Florida Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council, 1988.

Tampa Bay (FL) Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, 1988.

Litigation Support in Sussel v. City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, et al., via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for attys for Honolulu and Oahu, 1989.

Withlacoochee (FL) Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, 1989.

Post-Hugo South Carolina Behavioral Assessment, via Hazards Management Group, Inc. for Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1989.

Litigation Support for Evacuation Issues re. Keewaydin Development, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Burke, Bosselman, and Weaver, attys., 1989.

Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1990.

Southeast Florida Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1990.

Lee County (FL) Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Lee County Board of County Commissioners, 1991.

Hurricane Evacuation Decision Support for Pan-Am Games, via Hazards Management Group, for travel contractor to U.S. Olympic Committee, 1991.

Windward Oahu Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1992.

Hurricane Evacuation Curriculum Development for FEMA Emergency Management Institute, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Universal Systems, Inc. (USI) (for FEMA), 1992.

Post-Andrew Southeast Florida Behavioral Assessment, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1992.

Post-Andrew Southeast Louisiana Behavioral Assessment, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1992.

Treasure Coast Region Post-Andrew Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1993.

Effect of Hurricane Andrew on Future Evacuation Behavior, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Wilmington, NC District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1993.

Apalachee Region (FL) Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1994.

Litigation Support re. Evacuation and Sheltering Issues in the Florida Keys, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Mattson and Tobin, 1993-94.

Cedar Key Region (FL)  Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1995.

Apalachee Region (FL) Inland Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Florida Department of Community Affairs, 1995.

Leeward Oahu Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1995.

Evaluation of Effectiveness of Tampa Bay Hurricane Guide, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Greenhorne and O'Mara, for Federal Emergency Management Agency, July-October 1995.

Southeastern North Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc. for Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1995.

Public Response to Felix in Southeastern North Carolina, via Hazards Management Group, Inc. for Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1995.

Tri-State (Florida, Alabama, Georgia) Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., 1995.

Assessment of Behavioral Analyses for Statewide Hurricane Evacuation Planning in Florida, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., 1996.

Instructor's Guide for All Hazards Course, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1996.

Northeast Florida Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council, 1998.

Eastern North Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis Update, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Wilmington District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1998.

Tampa Bay Regional Hurricane Evacuation Study Behavioral Analysis, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, 1998.

Hurricane Georges Evacuation Behavior Assessment, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Mobile District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1999.

Hurricane Bonnie Tourist Response Behavioral Assessment, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., for Wilmington District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1999.
 
 

Enhanced GDS (Graphic Decision System) for Hurricanes, commercial PC software for hurricane response decision support, via Hazards Management Group, Inc., 1984-Present.