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B.S. Physical Geography, Texas State University
M.S. Geography, University of Utah
Ph.D. Geography, University of Utah
Dr. Siebeneck is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science. A geographer by training, she has taught EADP courses such as Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Capstone in Emergency Management, Images of Disaster in Film and Media, International Disasters, and Intro to Emergency Management. Her teaching and research interests include hazards, evacuation and return-entry processes, risk perception and risk communication, emergency management, Geographic Information Science (GIS) and spatial analysis.
Currently, she is working on projects examining geographic and temporal dimensions of risk perception, communication and household behavior during the evacuation and return-entry process. Additionally, as part of a multi-institutional research collaboration, she recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to examine issues pertaining to disaster return-entry, recovery, and resilience following Hurricane Sandy. She has research has been published in a variety of professional journals including Risk Analysis, Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards Review, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, GeoJournal, and Journal of Emergency Management.