Professor of Disaster Studies  |  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

Logan Gerber-Chavez


Dr. Logan Gerber-Chavez is an emergency management planning expert specializing in compound hazard planning and work on climate justice and environmental justice in emergency management. She holds a Ph.D. in disaster science and management from the University of Delaware’s Biden
School of Public Policy and Administration and M.S. and B.S. degrees in geography from the University of Oklahoma and Texas A&M University, respectively. She has worked as an advisor to the U.S. Geological Survey on emergency planning for the national
parks system and is currently a professor of disaster studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide. She has conducted research on projects over a variety of topics, including international climate policy, green roofing technology, climatology and micrometeorology, business recovery in disasters, hurricane evacuation decision-making, maternal health and infant feeding in
disasters, international natech disaster management, wetlands regulations for floodplain management, flood buyout programs, and various COVID-19 related projects. Dr. Gerber-Chavez has an awardwinning collection of disaster and climate-related fiction and nonfiction books. She is currently
working on research projects on equity in government funding for emergency management, all hazard planning for remote locations, floodplain development, and climate justice.