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DeeDee M. Bennett Gayle

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Associate Professor
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, State University of New York

DeeDee Bennett Gayle is an Associate Professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany, State University of New York. As director of the Social Vulnerability Lab, her research interests include emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters, emergency communications, disaster policy, and mobile wireless communications. Dr. Bennett Gayle’s work is published in various journals and she has presented at several conferences related to emergency management, disability, wireless technology, and future studies. She has secured several sponsored projects, including from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Bennett Gayle received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in Fire and Emergency Management. She has a unique academic background having received both her M.S. in Public Policy and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM).

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