Dr. Sandra Knight

Dr. Sandra KnightSenior Research Engineer, University of Maryland

Project: Development and Testing of a Project Management Curriculum for Emergency Managers

Other Education Participants/Partners: John Hart Cable, Gerald E. Galloway, Lewis E. Link and Gregory Baecher, University of Maryland

Project Description: To offset and better manage the escalating costs and complex demands of natural hazards, both emergency manager and engineering/construction practitioners should integrate their skills to deliver resilient projects and programs in a disaster environment. The goal of this educational work plan is to develop and test an educational and training curriculum that prepares professional to manage and deliver disaster-related projects, by merging the unique challenges of emergency management with the capabilities and technologies introduced by applying project management processes. By incorporating modern project management organizational processes, technologies, and skills, emergency managers will be able to manage and execute disaster-related projects and meet resilience goals more effectively and efficiently. By building disaster-resilient concepts and emergency protocols and goal into project management processes, project managers will be equipped to contribute to a more sustainable and disaster-resilient future.

Project Abstract

Research Interests: Water policy, flood risk management

Presentations and Reports:
2016 Annual Meeting presentation
2017 Annual Meeting presentation
2018 Annual Meeting presentation
Year 1 Annual Report

Year 2 Annual Report

CRC News/In the News:
Maryland researchers host project management training for disaster responders
Education program to teach project management skills in emergency response settings
Could Washington, D.C. survive if a major hurricane hits?
A deeper look into the levee system on the National Mall
How do cities rebuild after hurricanes like Harvey and Irma?
‘500-year’ flood events are happening more often than you think
The myth of the 100-year flood
Climate change has ‘loaded the dice’ on the frequency of 100-year floods
Facing at least $10 billion in flood insurance claims: Former FEMA deputy admin.
Could Texas-level flooding happen in DC?
What Is A 500-Year Flood? Post-Harvey Rainfall Is Drowning Parts Of Texas
A ‘500-year flood’ could happen sooner than you think. Here’s why.

Dr. Knight explains her project:


Contact information:
Email: skknight@umd.edu
Phone: 601-831-2520
Website: http://cdr.umd.edu/people/sandraknight.html