Brian J. Gerber is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University. He is Co-Director of the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and is Director of the Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security degree program. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales (Australia), a Senior Sustainability Scholar with the Wrigley School of Sustainability, Arizona State University and a PLuS Alliance Fellow.
Dr. Gerber’s research interests and publications include work on disaster policy and management, homeland security policy, and environmental regulation, publishing in a variety of journals in those areas. He has held various administrative leadership positions, including directing a policy research institute and several graduate degree programs. At present, he sits on the executive committee of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, is an editorial board member of several academic journals and is Editor-in-Chief of Natural Hazards Governance, Oxford University Press.
Dr. Gerber has led catastrophic incident planning projects, has designed, led and facilitated various emergency exercises, and has conducted key program evaluations and policy analyses on topics ranging from large-scale disaster evacuations to pandemic preparedness. His applied work on disaster management has included partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, as well as with numerous nonprofit organizations, both in terms of research and evaluation and direct volunteerism during disaster incident response. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Colorado Department of Public Safety, among others.