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

Staff

Haylie House
Haylie House

Administrative Specialist

Phone706-542-4798

Alyssa Ragan, MPH
Alyssa Ragan

Emergency Preparedness Manager

Phone706-621-0128

Kathy Shelnutt
Kathy Shelnutt

Administrative Grants Manager

Phone706-713-2762

Mollie Tolbert
Mollie Tolbert

Public Relations Specialist

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

Clinical Operations Manager

Phone706-424-0029

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Flooding & Climate Change

Climate change is driving more inland and coastal flooding across the U.S., sometimes in communities with no history of flooding. How does a heating planet contribute to more flooding, and

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Experiential Learning through Immersive Research in Iceland

One thing that the University of Georgia’s Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) stresses is giving students the opportunity to learn by doing. For two weeks this past May and June,

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. During this month, we amplify the importance of reducing stigma and advocate for policies to