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CURRICULUM VITA

Robert A. Stallings
Professor Emeritus


Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California  90089-0626
rstallin@usc.edu


Education

Ph.D., Sociology, 1971 The Ohio State University

M.A.,  Sociology, 1968 The Ohio State University

B.A.,  Sociology, 1966 The Ohio State University


Professional Positions

Professor Emeritus, Sol Price School of Public Policy, 2004–present.

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, School of Policy, Planning, and Development (formerly School of Public Administration), University of Southern California, 1975–2004.

Visiting Scholar, Katastrophenforschungsstelle, Institut für Soziologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 1996.

Joint Appointment, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California, 1987–2004.

Director, Program in Public Policy, School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1994–1995.

Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1989.

Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Evansville, 1971–1975.

Graduate Research Associate, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, 1967–1971.


Books

Promoting Risk: Constructing the Earthquake Threat.  New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1995.

Methods of Disaster Research (ed.).  Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris, 2002.


Monographs

A Program of Studies on Socioeconomic Consequences of Earthquake Predictions.  Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1978. (Co-author)

Communications in Natural Disasters.  Columbus: The Ohio State University, Disaster Research Center, 1971.


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Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

"Methodological Issues."  Pp. 55–82 in Handbook of Disaster Research, edited by Havidán Rodríguez, E. L. Quarantelli, and Russell R. Dynes.  Berlin and New York: Springer-Verlag, 2006.

"Disaster Research."  Pp. 71–73 in The Sage Dictionary of Social Research Methods, compiled and edited by Victor Jupp.  London: Sage Publications, Ltd., 2006.

"Disaster, Crisis, Collective Stress, and Mass Deprivation."  Pp. 237–274 in What Is a Disaster? New Answers to Old Questions, edited by Ronald W. Perry and E. L. Quarantelli.  Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris, 2005.

„Soziologische Theorien und Desaster-Studien”.  Pp. 35–49 in Entsetzliche soziale Prozesse: Theoretische und empirische Annäherungen, edited by Lars Clausen, Elke Geenen, and Elisio Macamo.  Münster: LIT-Verlag, 2003.

"The Problem with the Earthquake Problem."  Pp. 21–28 in Social Problems: Constructionist Readings, edited by Donileen R. Loseke and Joel Best.  New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 2003.

"Methods of Disaster Research: Unique or Not?"  Pp. 21–44 in Methods of Disaster Research, edited by Robert A. Stallings.  Philadelphia, PA: Xibris Corporation, 2002.

"Weberian Political Sociology and Sociological Disaster Studies."  Sociological Forum 17:2 (June 2002): 281–305.

"Disaster and the Theory of Social Order."  Pp. 127–145 in E. L. Quarantelli (ed.), What Is a Disaster? Perspectives on the Question.  London: Routledge, 1998.

"Construyendo el riesgo: Teoria sociologica sobre la amenaza sismica."  Desastres y Sociedad 4 (January-June, 1995): 11–18.

"Hindsight, Organizational Routines, and Media Risk Coverage."  Risk 5:3 (Summer, 1994): 271–280.

"Collective Behavior Theory and the Study of Mass Hysteria."  Pp. 207–228 in Russell R. Dynes and Kathleen J. Tierney (eds.), Disasters, Collective Behavior, and Social Organization.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1994.

"Social Movements and Dramatic Events: Closing a Toxic Waste Landfill."  Journal of Hazardous Materials 27:1 (May, 1991): 27–48.

"Ending Evacuations."  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 9:2 (August, 1991): 183–200.

"Media Discourse and the Social Construction of Risk."  Social Problems 37:1 (Winter, 1990): 501–516.

"Volunteerism Inside Complex Organizations: Off-Duty Hospital Personnel in a Disaster."  Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 18:2 (Summer, 1989): 133–145.

"Conflict in Natural Disasters: A Codification of Consensus and Conflict Theories."  Social Science Quarterly 69:3 (September, 1988): 569–586.

"Sources of Reputation among Schools of Public Administration and Public Affairs."  American Review of Public Administration 18:3 (September, 1988): 309–325.  (with James M. Ferris)

"Public Administration Research: Work in PAR, 1940–1984."  Public Administration Review 48:1 (January/February, 1988): 580–587.  (with James M. Ferris)

"Reply to Professor Guyot."  Public Administration Review 48:4 (July/August, 1988): 835-836.

Reprinted in Jay D. White and Guy B. Adams (eds.), Research in Public Administration: Reflections on Theory and Practice, pp. 110–123.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994.

"Contrasting Local Government Responses to a Tornado Disaster in Two Communities."  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 5:3 (November, 1987): 265-284.  (with Charles B. Schepart)

Reprinted in Richard T. Sylves and William L. Waugh, Jr. (eds.), Cities and Disaster: North American Studies of Emergency Management, pp. 75-90.  First Edition.  Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas Publishing, 1990.


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"Organizational Change and the Sociology of Disaster."  Pp. 239–257 in Russell R. Dynes, Bruna De Marchi, and Carlo Pelanda (eds.), Sociology of Disasters: Contributions of Sociology to Disaster Research.  Milano, Italy: Instituto di Sociologia Internazionale-Franco Angeli, 1987.

"Teaching Sociology in Professional Schools: Stereotypes, Role Conflicts, and Career Implications."  Teaching Sociology 14:3 (July, 1986): 157–161.

"Doctoral Programs in Public Administration: An Outsider's Perspective."  Public Administration Review 46:3 (May/June, 1986): 235–240.

Reprinted in Jay D. White and Guy B. Adams (eds.), Research in Public Administration: Reflections on Theory and Practice, pp. 171–180.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994.

"Reaching the Ethnic Minorities: Earthquake Public Education in the Aftermath of Foreign Disasters."  Earthquake Spectra 2:4 (October, 1986): 695–702.

"Emergent Citizen Groups and Emergency Management."  Public Administration Review 45 (January/February, 1985): 93–100.  (Co-authored with E. L. Quarantelli)

"Evacuation Behavior at Three Mile Island."  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 2:1 (March, 1984): 11–26.

"Social Aspects Related to the Dissemination and Credibility of Earthquake Predictions in Cross-Cultural Perspective."  Pp. 59–67 in Proceedings of Earthquake Prediction.  Tokyo, Japan: Terra Scientific Publishing Company and UNESCO, 1982.

"Analysis of Evacuation Behavior."  Pp. 141–161 in Emergency Preparedness and Response Task Force, Staff Report to the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1979.

"The Structural Patterns of Four Types of Organizations in Disasters."  Pp. 87–100 in E. L. Quarantelli (ed.), Disasters: Theory and Research.  London: Sage Publications, Ltd., and the International Sociological Association, 1978.

Reprinted in Gilbert Siegel (ed.), Breaking With Orthodoxy in Public Administration, pp. 145–167.  Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1980.

"On Theory in Collective Behavior and Empirical Patterns of a Riot Process."  American Sociological Review 41:4 (August, 1976): 749–751.

"Differential Response of Hospital Personnel to a Disaster."  Mass Emergencies: An International Journal of Theory, Planning, and Practice 1:1 (October, 1975): 47–54.

"Patterns of Belief in Social Movements: Clarifications From an Analysis of Environmental Groups."  The Sociological Quarterly 14:4 (Autumn, 1973): 465–480.

"The Community Context of Crisis Management."  American Behavioral Scientist 16:3 (January/February, 1973): 312–325.

"Hospital Adaptations to Disaster: Flow Models of Intensive Technologies."  Human Organization 29:2 (Winter, 1970): 294–302.

Reprinted in Yeheskel Hasenfeld and Richard A. English (eds.), Human Service Organizations, pp. 294–297.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1974.

"Hospital Adaptations to Disaster: Flow Models of Intensive Technologies."   Reprint CAF-005-C, National Association of Social Workers, 1979.


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Book Reviews, Review Essays, and Book Notes

"Review Essay, 'Causality and "Natural" Disasters.' "  Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 35:3 (May, 2006): 223–227.

"Review of 'California Earthquakes: Science, Risk, and the Politics of Hazard Mitigation.' "  Contemporary Disaster Review 1:1 (February, 2003): 17–21.

"Review of 'Disasters and Mental Health: Therapeutic Principles Drawn from Disaster Studies.' "  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 16:3 (November, 1998): 377–378.

"Book Note—'Man-made Disasters.' "  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 16:2 (August, 1998): 225.

"Book Note—'Bush Fire Disaster: An Australian Community in Crisis.' "  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 16:1 (March, 1998): 109.

"Review of 'Soziologie der Prognose von Erdbeben: Katastrophensoziologisches Technology Assessment am Beispiel der Türkei.' "  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 14:3 (November, 1996): 361–363.

"Review of 'Risk: A Sociological Theory.' "  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 14:2 (August, 1996): 257–260.

"Reviews of 'Insurance and Natural Disasters: An Examination of the New Zealand Earthquake and War Damage Commission'; 'Natural Disaster Management in Korea: An Analytical Study with Policy Implications'; 'The Southern California Fires of 1993: Coping in Orange County'; 'Dreading the Next Wave: Nontraditional Settlement Patterns and Typhoon Threats on Contemporary Majuro Atoll'; 'The Hyatt Skywalk Disaster and Other Lessons in the Regulation of Building'; and 'Renewing FEMA: Remaking Emergency Management.' "  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 14:1 (March 1996): 121–124.

"Review of 'Organizing, Role Enactment, and Disaster: A Structural Theory.' "  Social Forces 74:2 (December, 1995): 736–737.

"Review of 'The AIDS Disaster: The Failure of Organizations in New York and the Nation.' "  Administrative Science Quarterly 38:1 (March, 1993): 137–140.

"Review of 'Earthquake Insurance in California: Environmental Policy and Individual Decision-Making.' "  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 10:1 (March, 1992): 245–247.

"Review of 'Religion and Political Change in Latin America.' "  Quarterly Journal of Ideology 11:2 (1988): 116–120.

"Review of 'Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements.' "  Quarterly Journal of Ideology 11:1 (1987): 51–53.

"Review of 'Conquering Disaster: Family Recovery and Long-Term Consequences.' "  Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 15:2 (March, 1986): 236–237.

"Review of 'Interest Groups: Policy and Politics in America.' "  Quarterly Journal of Ideology 10:1 (1986): 61.

"Review of 'Cities in Transition: Class, Capital, and the State.' "  Sociology and Social Research 69:4 (July, 1985): 627–629.

"Review of 'Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership.' "  Sociology and Social Research 69:1 (October, 1984): 127–128.

"Review of Three Studies on Mount St. Helens." International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 2:3 (November, 1984): 421–425.

"Review of 'Research in Social Problems and Public Policy: A Research Annual.' "  Sociology and Social Research 68:1 (October, 1983): 125–126.

"Review of 'The Anarchists.' "  Quarterly Journal of Ideology 6:2 (Summer, 1982): 85-86.
Reprinted in Critical Mass Bulletin 7:4 (1982): 5–6.

"Review of 'The Social Psychology of Civil Defense.' "  Critical Mass Bulletin 7:4 (1982): 6–7.

"A Review Essay on Panel on the Public Policy Implications of Earthquake Prediction, 'Earthquake Prediction and Public Policy.' "  Mass Emergencies 2:4 (December, 1977): 259–267.

"Review of 'Alternative Realities: A Study of Communes and Their Members.' "  Sociology and Social Research 61:2 (January, 1977): 247–249.

"Review of 'The Unpredictable Disaster in a Metropolis.' "  Mass Emergencies 1:2 (February, 1976): 169–170.

"Review of 'Natural Hazard Warning Systems in the United States.' "  Mass Emergencies 1:2 (February, 1976): 174–176.

"Review of 'Concepts and Controversy in Organizational Behavior.' "  Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 3:3 (May, 1974): 245–246.


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Miscellaneous Publications (Selected)

"Reply to Professor Perry's Reaction Paper."  Pp. 222–225 in E. L. Quarantelli (ed.), What Is a Disaster? Perspectives on the Question.  London: Routledge, 1998.

"Neighborhood Retention Following the Northridge Earthquake, or Expectations Unfulfilled: What Was and What Could Have Been."  Pp. IV:119–IV126 in Proceedings of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Conference and Workshop on Research on the Northridge, California, Earthquake of January 17, 1994.  Berkeley, CA: CUREE, 1998.  (with Elliott Mittler)

"Disasters as Social Problems? A Dissenting View."  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 9:1 (March, 1991): 69–74.

Post-Impact Field Studies of Disasters and Sociological Theory Construction.  Boulder: Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, 1987.

"Comments on Disaster Research in the United States: Its Funding and Its Future."  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 4:1 (March, 1986): 75–77.

"How to Tell if Your City is Prepared for Disaster."  Western Cities 60:5 (May, 1984): 3–4, 26.

"Preparing for Disaster."  Public Management 66:3 (March, 1984): 18.

"The 'June Bug' Bites Again."  Critical Mass Bulletin 7:4 (June, 1982): 18.

Managing Nuclear and Nonnuclear Emergencies: A Comparative Analysis.  Washington, D.C.: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1980.  (Co-authored as consultant to the Committee on United States Emergency Preparedness, National Academy of Sciences).


Papers Presented at Professional Meetings and Seminars (Selected)

"Natural Disasters and the Politics of Causality: Explanation and Responsibility in the Context of Multiple Catastrophes."  Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March 2006.  (With JoEllen F. Karabasz)

"Threats to Cities: Large-Scale Disasters and September 11, 2001."  Paper presented at the Institute for Civic Enterprise Seminar, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, 4 September 2002.

"Disasters, Epidemics, Terrorism, and Other Calamities: Resurrecting Simmel's Form and Content."  Paper presented at the Vth European Congress of Sociology, Helsinki, August 2001.

"A Weberian Program for Disaster Research."  Paper presented at the IVth European Conference of Sociology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 1999.

"What is a Disaster? A Weberian Answer."  Paper presented at the XIVth World Congress of Sociology, Montréal, Québèc, August 1998.

"Switzerland's 'Holocaust Assets' Crisis: Its Relevance for a Theory of the Social Order and Disasters."  Paper presented at the XIVth World Congress of Sociology, Montréal, Québèc, August 1998.

"Social System Causes of Aviation Disasters: The Crash of a Birgenair Boeing 757."  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Ontario (Canada), August 1997.

"Neighborhood Retention Following the Northridge Earthquake, or Expectations Unfulfilled: What Was and What Could Have Been."  Paper presented at the California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, Northridge Earthquake Research Conference, August 1997.  (With Elliott Mittler).


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"Sociological Theories and Disaster Studies."  Inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Risk and Disaster, University of Delaware, Department of Sociology, Disaster Research Center, April 1997.

"Natural Hazards: A Partially-Constructed Social Problem."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Study of Symbolic Interaction, Los Angeles, August 7, 1994.

"Constructing Risk: A Sociological Theory of the Earthquake Threat."  Paper presented at the Thirteenth World Congress of Sociology, Bielefeld, Germany, 18 July 1994.

"Why the Risk of Earthquakes is Not a Social Problem: An Analysis of Claims and Claims-Making."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, 1993.

"Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Local Governmental Responses to Earthquake Hazard Mitigation."  Paper presented at the Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Denver, 1992.  (With Gregory E. Dawley and Kenneth L. Danger)

"An Analysis of Earthquake Mitigation in California: Local Government and Unreinforced Masonry Buildings."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, 1992.

"Media Discourse and the Reconstruction of Risk: U. S. Newspaper Coverage of Major Airline Disasters."  Paper presented at the Twelfth World Congress of Sociology, Madrid, 1990.

"Risk as Personal Knowledge."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Spokane, 1990.

"Newspaper Coverage of Dramatic Events and the Reconstruction of Risk: A Collective Behavior Approach."  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 1989.

"Keynoting and the Social Construction of Risk: The Influence of Four Hazardous Events on Newspaper Coverage of Public Policy Issues." Paper presented at the 1988 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Symposium on Science Communication, Los Angeles, December, 1988. (With Ford Burkhart)

"Community Emergency Management: How Is Research Being Used to Promote and Guide Better Practices?" Paper presented at the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, 1988.

"Acts of Nature, Human Agency, and Public Problems: An Examination of Public Keynotes." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1988.

"Conflict in Natural Disasters: A Codification of Sociological Theory." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Eugene, Oregon, 1987.

"An Outsider's Thoughts on NASPAA's Doctoral Research Recommendations." Paper presented at the Plenary Session on Research and Doctoral Education, Annual Conference of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Kansas City, 1986.

"Reporting to Work Voluntarily: Multivariate Analysis of the Mobilization of Standby Resources in Disaster." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Denver, 1986.

"Teaching Sociology in Professional Schools: Stereotypes, Role Conflict, and Career Implications." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Albuquerque, 1985.

"Disaster Research: Its Funding and Future." Paper presented at the Sociology of Disaster Session, International Research Committee on Disasters, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 1984.

"Integrating Emergency Response: Research Insights for Local Managers." Paper presented at the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, 1983.

"The Sociology of Disaster after Forty Years." Paper presented at the Tenth World Congress of Sociology, Mexico City, 1982.

"Prospects for Post-Earthquake Recovery." Paper presented at the National Science Foundation Hazards Research, Policy Development, and Implementation Incentives workshop, Policy Research Center, Redlands, California, 1982.

"Preliminary Analysis of Gubernatorial Emergency Declarations in California, 1950–1975." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, 1980.

"The Influence of Ethnicity on the Credibility of Earthquake Predictions." Invited paper for presentation to the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, 1980.

"Social Aspects Related to the Dissemination and Credibility of Earthquake Predictions in Cross-Cultural Perspective." Paper presented to the International Symposium on Earthquake Prediction, UNESCO, Paris, France, 1979.

"Collective Behavior within a Captive Population: The Response of Inmates in a Juvenile Detention Hall to an Earthquake." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, 1977.  (Co-authored with William Freeling)

"Collective Behavior and the Prediction of an Earthquake: Preliminary Considerations." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Sacramento, 1977.

"Demographic Characteristics and the Extent of Involvement of Environmentalists in a Social Movement Organization." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, 1976.

"Relationships among Social Movements: A Summary of Propositions and an Empirical Assessment of Intermovement Mobility." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, 1975.

"Toward the Further Convergence of Collective Behavior and Social Organization: Interorganizational Models for the Study of Social Movements." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montréal, Québèc, 1974.

"Villainous Images and Social Movements: The Intensity of Environmental Conflicts." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montréal, Québèc, 1974.

"A Comparative Study of Community as Crisis Management System." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New Orleans, 1972.

"A Test of the Professional Service Ideal." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., 1970.


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Research Reports (Selected)

"Neighborhood Retention Following the Northridge Earthquake, or Expectations Unfulfilled: What Was and What Could Have Been."  Paper presented at the California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering Northridge Earthquake Research Conference, August 1997.  (With Elliott Mittler).

"Sociological Theories and Disaster Studies."  Newark, Delaware: Disaster Research Center Preliminary Paper 249, 1997.

„Die Konstruktion von Risiko: Auf dem Weg zu einer soziologischen Theorie der Erdbebenbedrohung”.  Katastrophenforschungsstelle, Institut für Soziologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel 1996.

The Northridge Earthquake "Ghost Towns."  Final Report for National Science Foundation Grant No. CMS-9416196, 1995.

Testing Hypotheses about Earthquake Mitigation: Local Government and Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in California.  Final Report for National Science Foundation Grant No. BCS-9015258, 1991.  (With Kenneth L. Danger and Gregory E. Dawley).

National Science Foundation Field Report: The Miamisburg (Ohio) Train Derailment and Toxic Fire of July 8, 1986.  Los Angeles: School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1986.

Public Policies for the Management of Prisons in Earthquake Disasters.  Paper prepared for the published proceedings of the National Science Foundation workshop, "Hazards Research, Policy Development, and Implementation Incentives: Focus on Urban Earthquakes."  Policy Research Center, Redlands, California, 1982.

Intergovernmental Problems in Policy Implementation: A Case Study of Seismic Standards in California Building Codes.  Los Angeles: School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1981.  (Co-authored with William Petak and Arthur Atkisson)

Preliminary Analysis of Gubernatorial Emergency Declarations in California, 1950–1974.  Los Angeles: Center for Public Affairs, University of Southern California, Working Paper No. 30, 1979.

Social Movements as Emergent Coalitions: An Interorganizational Approach.  Los Angeles: Center for Public Affairs, University of Southern California, Working Paper No. 14, 1977.

"Crises as Collective Behavior: A Paradigm for the Comparative Analysis of Urban Riots."  Chapter One in Russell R. Dynes and E. L. Quarantelli (eds.), "Organizational Responses to Major Community Crises"."  Final Report for National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. R01 MH 15399-01,05, 1975.

Organizational Change and the Concept of Structure.  Columbus, Ohio: Disaster Research Center, 1971.

Natural Disasters and Organizational Change: A Comparative Analysis of Three Cities.  Columbus, Ohio: Disaster Research Center, 1970.  (Co-authored with Thomas R. Forrest and Steven H. Vargo)

A Description and Analysis of the Warning Systems in the Topeka, Kansas, Tornado of June 8, 1966.  Columbus, Ohio: Disaster Research Center, 1976.

"A Description and Analysis of the Warning Systems in the Topeka, Kansas, Tornado of June 8, 1966."  Pp. 58-69 in Benjamin F. McLuckie, The Warning System in Natural Disaster.  Columbus, Ohio: Disaster Research Center, Research Report No. 9, 1971.  (Reprint of 1967 report)


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Other Professional Activities (Selected)

Presider, E. L. Quarantelli Theory Award Presentation and Public Lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, N.Y., 2007.

Organizer and Presider, Session on Disaster Research, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, N.Y., 2007.

Organizer and Presider, Session on Disaster Research, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, 2004.

Presider, E. L. Quarantelli Theory Award Presentation and Public Lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003.

President, International Research Committee on Disasters (RC 39), International Sociological Association, 2002-2006.

Editor, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 1996–2002.

Chair, "Disaster Impacts, Public and Organizational Response: Empirical Research on Recent and Historic Disasters," paper session at the XIVth World Congress of Sociology, Montréal, Québèc, August 1998.

„Geisterstädte infolge des 1994 Northridge Erdbebens”.  Zur Einführung in die Katastrophensoziologie, Institut für Soziologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 10 Februar 1996.

Book Review Editor, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 1994–1996.

Guest Lecture, "Earthquakes: You, the Earth, and Society."  Richter Seismological Laboratory, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 1987.

Editorial Board, Quarterly Journal of Ideology, 1984–1990.

Discussant, Complex Organization Session, Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Jose, California, 1983.

Discussant, Sociology of Disaster Session, Tenth World Congress of Sociology, Mexico City, August, 1982.

Discussant, Collective Behavior Session, Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, California, 1982.

Discussant, Collective Behavior Session, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, 1980.

Chair, "Panel on Post-Disaster Response: Short-term Reconstruction."  National Science Foundation-Natural Hazards Research Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, 1979.

Organizer, Social Movements Session, Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Anaheim, California, 1979.

Referee, research proposals to the American Council of Learned Societies, 1977.

Member, Committee on the Socioeconomic Effects of Earthquake Predictions, Commission on Sociotechnical Systems, National Research Council-National Academy of Sciences, 1976–1979.

Referee, research proposals, National Science Foundation, (Sociology; Decision, Risk, and Management Science; Regional Environmental Management; Earthquake Engineering; Societal Response to Natural Hazards; Biological and Critical Systems programs; and Earthquake Hazards Mitigation Program, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems), 1974–2004.

Chair, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Session, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, 1975.

Panelist, "The Future of Collective Behavior and How to Get There."  North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, 1975.

Discussant, Social Movements Session, North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1974.

Chair, "Methodological Issues in the Study of Collective Behavior and Social Movements."  Panel discussion, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, London, Ontario, 1972.


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Public Service (Selected)

Interviewed on ABC-TV, "World News Now," January 2, 1996.

Speaker, "Northridge Earthquake—One Year Later," conference for public officials sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of California Office of Emergency Services (OES), Universal City, January 17–20, 1995.

Interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio, social effects of the Northridge earthquake, March 1994.

Advisor, Southern California Edison, seminar on nuclear reactor accidents, 1993.

Speaker, "Earthquake: Surviving a Southern California Catastrophe," American Society of Civil Engineers seminar, 1992.

Policy Advisory Board, Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Project (SCEPP), 1983–1986.

Volunteer Consultant, Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), 1982.

Speaker, "Funding for Survival."  Sixteenth Annual Aviation Safety Symposium, San Diego, California, 1978.

Panelist, Lutheran Domestic Disaster Preparedness Conference, Encino, California, 1978.

Volunteer Consultant, City of San Diego, San Diego Technology Action Center, seismic safety planning, 1978.

Speaker, "Research Findings Relevant to the Effectiveness of Local Emergency Operations Centers in Natural Disasters."  Talk given to city officials, West Covina, California, 1977.

Panelist, First Annual Emergency Planning Seminar for School Officials, Los Angeles Community College District, 1977.

Testimony to the Mayor's Task Force on Earthquake Prediction, Subcommittee on Psychological and Social Impacts, City of Los Angeles, 1977.

Technical Advisor, "The National Disaster Survival Test."  NBC-TV, Guenette-Asselin Productions, Beverly Hills, California, 1977.

Volunteer Consultant, State of California, Office of Emergency Services, long-term disaster assistance training program, 1977.

Keynote Speaker, Engineering Executive Program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, California, 1976.

Speaker, "Research Relevant to Disaster Planning."  Defense Civil Preparedness Agency Career Development Program, San Francisco, 1976.

Interviewed on NBC Today Show, special report on earthquake prediction, 1976.

Speaker, "Research on Disasters: The State of the Art."  Defense Civil Preparedness Agency Career Development Program, San Rafael, California, 1976.

Guest Speaker, Graduate Seminar in Earthquake Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, 1975.




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