Dr. Gary Webb

Professor and Chair
(940) 369-5815
Chilton Hall 122D
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • M.S., University of North Texas
  • B.S., University of North Texas


  • EADP 3010 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • EADP 3045 Disaster Response and Recovery
  • EADP 4080 Capstone Course in Emergency Management


  • Emergency Management Theory and Practice
  • Challenges of Disaster Response

Dr. Gary Webb is Professor and Chair of Emergency Management and Disaster Science.  Prior to coming to UNT, he was a faculty member in the sociology department and the Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events at Oklahoma State University.  He has also held research positions at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center. 

Dr. Webb has conducted extensive research on organizational preparedness for and response to numerous disasters in the United States and abroad.  His research has been supported by various agencies, including the U.S. National Science Foundation, and it has appeared in a variety of professional journals, including the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and DisastersInternational Journal of Emergency Management, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Environmental Hazards, Natural Hazards Review, and others.

Most recently, he co-authored Introduction to Emergency Management, 2nd Edition (Forthcoming 2017, CRC Press).  His research has also been featured in national media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and Christian Science Monitor, and he has been invited to teach or present his research to international audiences in Denmark, France, South Korea, The Netherlands, and Turkey.  Dr. Webb has received multiple teaching awards, including the 2011 Oklahoma State University Regents Distinguished Teaching Award.

Curriculum Vitae: 
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