Graduate Catalog
2018-2019
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Disaster Resilience
Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
Academics and College of Business administration. Known as Commerce Hall 1957-69; renamed Pamplin Hall in May 1969. Building completed Fall 1957; cost $734,645; 49,060 sq. ft. Named after Robert Boisseau Pamplin (1911-2009) and Robert Boisseau Pamplin Jr. (1941- ) who was a member of the Class of 1964.
Disaster Resilience-IGEP c/o Dr. Christopher W. Zobel, Co-Director Pamplin Hall, Room 1007, Virginia Tech 880 West Campus Drive Blacksburg Virginia 24061
Pamplin Hall
Degree(s) Offered:
• IGEP
IGEP Degree in Disaster Resilience
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
Blacksburg
National Capital Region
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540/231-1856
Application Deadlines:
Fall: Aug 01
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Graduate Program Director : Christopher Zobel
Professors: Jennifer Irish; Marie Paretti; Christopher Zobel
Associate Professors: Margaret Cowell (Alexandria); Robert Weiss; Yang Zhang
R.B. Pamplin Professor of Business Information Technology: Christopher Zobel

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program in Disaster Resilience

Interdisciplinary efforts to build resilience to disasters have not succeeded as desired. Although we now have better models, better technology and better communication, our vulnerability to disaster and risks continues to grow.  One of the key reasons for this is the way we live. Concentrations of people, power, technology, education, and knowledge lower resilience and create more complex connections that can be disrupted.

Virginia Tech's Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program in Disaster Resilience is working to improve disaster resilience and sustainability by changing the interdisciplinary paradigm.

Instead of feeding information and experience into a core of knowledge, the Disaster Resilience IGEP's goal is to have the disaster perspective inform the disciplines. We are tapping the power of scenarios to create a shared experience among many disciplines. This experience will help shape a perspective of resilience that informs everyday decisions in widely distributed activities.

  • The primary goal of our collaborative effort is to prepare graduate students to become thought leaders in promoting resilience concerns in a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Focusing on the trans-disciplinary paradigm, our effort leverages the strengths of several world-class academic units at Virginia Tech to produce a well-rounded perspective and understanding of the full complexity of disaster risk, resilience, and mitigation.
  • Our approach concentrates on investigating the main drivers of vulnerabilities, recognizing their complex interactions, and generating informed risk minimization strategies.
The current departments and colleges at Virginia Tech from which the core faculty in the program are as follows:
  1. Business Information Technology (in the College of Business)
  2. Civil and Environmental Engineering (in the College of Engineering)
  3. Geosciences (in the College of Science)
  4. Urban Affairs & Planning (in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies)
New students can be admitted directly into the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program in Disaster Resilience, but they will transition into one of the participating academic departments for their core coursework and degree completion, while continuing to participate in Program activities.  The Disaster Resilience program does not currently offer a dedicated graduate degree.  
Offered In (Blacksburg, National Capital Region)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program in Disaster Resilience does not currently offer a dedicated graduate degree.  Participants will participate in interdisciplinary program activities such as seminars and workshops, but will work towards receiving a PhD degree from one of the following core participating departments:
  • Business Information Technology (in the College of Business)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (in the College of Engineering)
  • Geosciences (in the College of Science)
  • Urban Affairs & Planning (in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies)

DR-IGEP Facilities

DR IGEP facilities correspond to those available to each of the faculty members in their home departments.
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