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

Staff

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

Clinical Operations Manager

Phone706-424-0029

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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

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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

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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