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Amer Hamad Issa Abukhalaf

Research Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate, University of Florida

Amer Hamad Issa Abukhalaf is a Ph.D. student at the Design, Construction, and Planning College at the University of Florida. Amer works as a research assistant at the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER), and he researches disasters and emergency management with a focus on resilience at U.S institutions of higher education. Contact Information (Amer.abukhalaf@ufl.edu; Eng.amer_hamad@live.com)

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Research assistant, University of Florida
  • 2016–2019
    Project Manager , BBTS-USA
  • 2011–2016
    Structural Design Group Leader , AIC

Education

  • 2021 
    University of Florida, PhD. Student in Design, Construction, and Planning
  • 2018 
    Ashland University, Master's degree in Operations Management and Logistics
  • 2018 
    Ashland University , Master's degree in Project Management
  • 2011 
    Hashemite University , Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering

Publications

  • 2021
    E-International Relations, Chmutina, K., Sadler, N., von Meding, J. and Abukhalaf, A.H.I. (2021). How the English Language Dominates Disaster Research and Practice. E-International Relations. Retrieved from https://www.e-ir.info/2021/01/18/how-the-english-language-dominates-disaster-research-and-practice/
  • 2021
    International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Abukhalaf, A. H. I., & von Meding, J. (2021). Psycholinguistics and emergency communication: A qualitative descriptive study. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 55, 102061. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102061
  • 2020
    Disaster Prevention and Management, Chmutina, K., Sadler, N., von Meding, J. and Abukhalaf, A.H.I. (2020), "Lost (and found?) in translation: key terminology in disaster studies", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-07-2020-0232
  • 2020
    Natural Hazard , Abukhalaf, A. H. I., & von Meding, J. (2020). Communication challenges in campus emergency planning: The case of hurricane dorian in florida. Natural Hazards (Dordrecht), 104(2), 1535. doi:10.1007/s11069-020-04231-1

Professional Memberships

  • Delta Mu Delta
  • Sigma Lambda Chi