Resilience and Recovery at Lamar University

Resilience and Recovery at Lamar University

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from Lamar University have joined together to develop a deeper understanding of the resilience and recovery need of the Southeast Texas Region. The objective of Resilience and Recovery is to collaborate with local governmental, health, industrial, science, and business leaders in an effort to increase knowledge, awareness, and communication.  It is hoped that through these efforts, community resilience will be enhanced and Southeast Texas will be strengthened in its’ preparedness to face future disaster. 

Summit 2021

Recovery and Resiliency: Recovering and Growing as a Community

April 9, 2021 ♦ Virtual Broadcast

The primary focus of the Recovery and Resiliency Summit this year will be recovering and growing as a community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of other disasters/catastrophic events will also be addressed in four tracks: Government/Industry, Heathcare, Science, and Community Preparedness.

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Current Members

Reda Amer, Ph.D.
Director, Lamar Geospatial Center

Ricardo Colon, JD, CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting

Ginger Gummelt, Ph.D., LCSW
Director, Social Work Program

Liv Haselbach, Ph.D., PE, LEED, AP, BD+C
Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Matthew Hoch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Joseph Kruger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Earth and Space Sciences

Praphul Joshi, Ph.D.
Program Director, Masters of Public Health

Paul Latiolais
Director for LU Economic Recovery and Resiliency Program

Jim Mann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Brenda Nichols, DNS
Interim Provost and Vice President

William Rash
Director, EHS & Risk Management

Ruthie Robinson, Ph.D., RN, CNS, FAEN, CEN, NEA-BC
Director of Graduate Nursing Studies

Gevorg Sargsyan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance

James Slaydon, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Finance
Co-PI for LU Economic Recovery and Resiliency Program

Cynthia Stinson, Ph.D., RN
Dishman School of Nursing Chair

Enrique (Henry) Venta, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
PI for LU Economic Recovery and Resiliency Program

Brian Williams, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Public Policy Study

CONTACT US:   Resilience and Recovery at Lamar University ♦ Jim Mann, Ph.D. ♦ 409-880-7892 ♦ jpmann@lamar.edu