Faculty

Curt Harris, PhD, EMHP
Dr. Curt Harris

Director of IDM
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator

Phone706-583-8082

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

Phone706.224.1035

Michelle Ritchie, PhD
Dr. Michelle Ritchie

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Phone706-542-8684

Morgan Taylor, PhD
Dr. Morgan Taylor

Associate Director of IDM
Assistant Research Scientist
Assistant Director, UGA Medical Reserve Corps

Staff

Austin Dobbs, MA
Austin Dobbs

Emergency Preparedness Manager

Phone706-542-2443

Alyssa Ragan, MPH
Alyssa Ragan

Emergency Preparedness Manager

Phone706-621-0128

Kathy Shelnutt
Kathy Shelnutt

Administrative Grants Manager

Phone706-713-2762

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

Director of Safety
Clinical Operations Manager

Phone706-424-0029

Erin Mumper
Erin Mumper

Public Relations Specialist

Phone706-542-4772

Deborah Herring, RN
Deborah Herring

Nursing Evaluator Coordinator

Phone706-318-0676

Donella Moore
Donella Moore

Administrative Coordinator

Phone706-542-8582

Iris Hector, MPA
Iris Hector

Administrative Specialist

Phone706-542-4798

Renee Morgan
Renee Morgan

EMS Crosswalk Coordinator

Phone478-491-6750

Kelly Nadeau, RN
Kelly Nadeau

Nursing Evaluator Coordinator

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Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication approved for Fall 2024

The University of Georgia has been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication (CRDC), a program that will educate students in skills needed for proactive,

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Prepared For Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Elizabeth Hardister had her eyes set on getting a master’s degree from the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) before she had even declared an undergraduate major. Her

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You Don’t Have to be a Disaster Management Minor to Make a Difference

It’s a common misconception: disaster management is a one-minded field. A branch of public health, disaster management is nothing if not multidisciplinary. It is everywhere and in everything. Its principles