Curt Harris, PhD, EMHP
Dr. Curt Harris

Director of IDM
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator


William C. Bell, PhD
Dr. William C. Bell

Senior Research Scientist Emeritus

Kelli McCarthy, MPS, CEM-GA, EMHP
Kelli McCarthy

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty Advisor, Disaster Dogs



Alyssa Ragan, MPH
Alyssa Ragan

Emergency Preparedness Manager


Kathy Shelnutt
Kathy Shelnutt

Administrative Grants Manager


Jim Zerylnick, RN, EMT-P, EMHP, CEM-GA
Jim Zerylnick

Clinical Operations Manager



EMAG 2022 Conference Recap

Our team attended the 2022 Emergency Management Summit and Training Sessions hosted by the Emergency Management Association of Georgia. The conference was from April 13 to April 15 in Savannah


Student Spotlight: Hope Grismer

CURO Research Assistantship awarded to IDM Undergraduate  Hope Grismer is an Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) student who is passionate about looking at the complex effects that geographical and sociodemographic


Leveraging social media during a disaster

New framework can help local emergency managers get the word out During a disaster, many people turn to social media seeking information. But communicating during disasters is challenging, especially using an