Teaching Improved Approaches for Better Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations Higher Ed Conference, June 3, 2008 Emily Bentley, J.D., and Deden Rukmana, Ph.D. Homeland Security & Emergency Management Program Savannah State University. Session Concept.
Teaching Improved Approaches for Better Outcomes for Vulnerable PopulationsHigher Ed Conference,June 3, 2008Emily Bentley, J.D., and Deden Rukmana, Ph.D.Homeland Security & Emergency Management ProgramSavannah State University
Education: Content development for Social Diversity Issues in HSEM & Risk & Vulnerability Assessment courses; special topics courses as indicated by research
Research: Social vulnerability & disaster public education research in Chatham County, Ga.
Professors and Departments
Emily Bentley, J.D., Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Deden Rukmana, Ph.D., Urban Studies & Planning
Karla Sue Marriott, Ph.D., Chemistry
The HSEM program uses an integrated, comprehensive approach, addressing both emergency management and homeland security.
Students gain knowledge and skills to improve communities’ capabilities to prepare for, prevent, mitigate effects of, respond to and recover from all types of disasters, whether natural or human caused.
Throughout the project, we will capture the activities and challenges so that it can result in a model or guidelines for other local governments/EMAs to follow in looking at social vulnerability and related approaches for planning and disaster public education for their most vulnerable constituents.