Dean's Speaker Series

edwin levine

Date:  Friday, April 29th, 2016

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Venue:  Science Library (SL 212)

Edwin Levine is the Response Operations Supervisor – East representing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (O R & R).  His work involves overseeing the Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) from Maine to Texas.  Previously he was the SSC in the coastal region from Connecticut through Delaware where he served as a liaison and advisor to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on matters relating to chemical and oil spills.  From April 2010 to January 2011 he worked on the Deep Water Horizon oil spill response and has provided support in planning and response activities at spill sites in Central and South America, Europe, and East Asia.  Mr. Levine received his Master of Science degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.



Ronald R. Hagelman III

Date:  Friday, May 6th, 2016

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Venue:  Science Library (SL 212)


Ronald R. Hagelman, III is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Geography at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.  His research interests include natural hazards, disaster recovery and reconstruction, urban environments, and local food systems.  The title of his PhD dissertation was on The Spatial Evolution of Urban Flood Hazard in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hagelman has secured extra-mural funding from agencies like the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support research relating to disaster reconstruction and climate change particularly in coastal areas.  He has published extensively in peer-reviewed geography journals and has collaborated on a number of books related to natural hazards. 



Dr. Wendy Lascell

Dr. Wendy Lascell of SUNY Oneonta presented on the topic of hazard mitigation on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in LH07 as part of the Dean's Speaker Series organized by the Department of Geography. The title of the presentation was:Restoration or Despair? New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Lascell is an Assistant Professor of Geography at SUNY Oneonta. Her research interests include natural hazards, coastal zone management, and medical geography. She has conducted field research in Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Maine and is currently working on a project involving local communities in Peru. Dr. Lascell's work incorporates aerial photography and geographic information systems to improve geographic literacy among students and the community.


Last Updated: 9/27/16