DeeDee Bennett Ph.D. is a Research Scientist in the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her primary research areas include, emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters, emergency communications, disaster policy, and mobile wireless communications. Dr. Bennett has authored and presented articles in several places such as the International Journal of Emergency Management, an Introduction to Emergency Management text book and co-authored a chapter on "New Ideas for Practitioners" in the second edition of Social Vulnerability to Disasters textbook. Dr. Bennett has also presented at several conferences including FEMA Higher Education Conference, the Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, and the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop.
Dr. Bennett has taught at the undergraduate-level courses on the Introduction of Emergency Management at Oklahoma State University. Additionally, she has lectured several classes on Preparedness, Warnings, and Protective Action; Social Vulnerable Populations during disasters; Social Media use during Disasters; and Qualifying Exam Preparation and Study Strategy. Dr. Bennett received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University's Political Science Department in Fire and Emergency Management and was the first female student to receive this degree at OSU.
In addition to bringing expertise in emergency management, Dr. Bennett has a unique academic background having received her M.S. in Public Policy and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.