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Jessica Murphy
Jackson State University

Project Name:

Community Resilience: Education and Training Endeavors (CREATE 2.0)

Other Research Participants/Partners:

Dawn McLin (Co-PI), Don Spann (Co-PI), April Tanner (Co-PI), Elayne Hayes Anthony (Senior Advisor), National Weather Service (NWS) (Partner), Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) (Partner), Mississippi Insurance Commission (Collaborator), JSU Public Safety and Local Law Enforcement (Collaborators), and University of Alabama (Collaborator/Advisors)

Project Description:

The CREATE-Next Generation project results from the 2021 CREATE 2.0 project, which provided weather preparedness virtual town hall meetings to over 100 Mississippi participants in July-September 2021. In addition, the CREATE 2.0 afforded opportunities to visit local middle and high schools to explain degree programs related to Emergency Management (e.g., Emergency Management Technology, Psychology, Journalism and Media Studies, Computer Science and Meteorology). The CREATE-Next generational project’s goal is to assist the State of Mississippi in creating education, training, and preparedness for weather-related disasters, with a specific emphasis on the needs of underserved communities. Moreover, the CREATE-Next Generation project will serve as a model for other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in promoting community resilience and developing the next generation of Emergency Management professionals.

Research Interests:

Emergency/Disaster Preparedness, Community Resilience with Natural Disasters, Technology and Emergency Management, and Technology Education


Contact Info:

Phone: (619) 979-1145