Janet Dilling, PhD
Senior Fellow | Teaching Professor
Janet Dilling was the Founder and first Director of the Center for Disaster Risk Policy and remains a Senior Fellow. An Army officer and Emergency Management Practitioner before coming to the University, Dr. Dilling brings to the Center extensive real world experience in emergency management. She has been the Principal Investigator and Project Manager for the Center on millions of dollars of contracts and grants for counties, states, federal government agencies, and the private sector. She has led design and development teams on several high profile emergency management web solutions for the state and federal government, many of which have been recognized with innovation awards and national media coverage. With a long history of working on exercises, she has participated in the design, development, and conduct of hundreds of exercises for all levels of government, the military, and the private sector. She also led the design and development of a computer assisted exercise system called TEST (Tabletop Exercise System Technology) at the University that has been used by CDRP to exercise thousands of practitioners on a myriad of hazards.
Some of Dr. Dilling's research interests over the years have been focused on computer aided communication and virtual organizations in emergency management, informal settlements in high risk areas in developing countries, and climate change. Dr. Dilling is also one of the principal faculty members of Florida State University's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Academic Program.
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