Dr. Brian J. Gerber is an Associate Professor and the Executive Director of the Buechner Institute for Governance, located in the School of Public Affairs. He is also the director of the concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security in the School's MPA program.
Dr. Gerber received his PhD from Stony Brook University (SUNY) in 2000. His research specialization areas include disaster policy and management, homeland security policy and administration, and environmental regulatory policy. He has published articles in journals such as Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal, Political Research Quarterly, Public Finance and Management, Public Performance and Management Review and Urban Affairs Review, among others. Previously, he has served as Research Director for the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute at Louisiana State University, has been a Research Associate with West Virginia University's Regional Research Institute, was a Research Fellow with the National Science Foundation's "Next Generation of Hazards Researchers" program and has served as a subject matter expert on a variety of projects. At present he serves as the chair of the Denver Board of Environmental Health and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Policy Studies Journal. His publications with co-authors received national research article-of-the-year awards in 2008 and 2009.
Dr. Gerber has extensive experience performing policy analysis and evaluation work for the state and local government agencies, as well as major national nonprofits engaged in disaster relief and recovery work. He has garnered over $2.9 million via research grants since 1999, from funders such as the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Emergency Management concentration