Dr. John C. Pine retired in 2015 from Appalachian State University, where he served as Director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy & Economics (RIEEE) and Professor, Department of Geography and Planning from 2009 through 2015. He joined the Appalachian faculty after serving 30 years at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he directed the graduate and undergraduate Disaster Science and Management Program, and as Professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology and the Department of Environmental Sciences. His research on disasters and emergency management centers on emergency planning, hazards and risk assessment, and risk management. He has worked with federal, state and local entities to identify strategies to enhance community preparedness and ensure the resilience of communities impacted by disasters.
His recent publications include Natural Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters from Taylor Francis Publishers in 2014 (second edition), Technology and Emergency Management by John Wiley (2016, 2nd Edition) and Tort Liability Today by the Public Risk Management Association (2005). He has served on the Board of Visitors for FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His publications have been included in: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, Disasters, Journal of Race and Society, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Oceanography, Journal of Emergency Management, Natural Disaster Review, Journal of Environmental Health and the Journal of Hazardous Materials. He received his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Athens in 1979.