College Professor and Co-Director, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and College Professor, Arizona State University

Melanie Gall is a hazards geographer studying the interaction between natural hazards and society. She utilizes geospatial analytics and disaster metrics to capture these interactions. Her expertise lies in risk metrics (e.g., disaster losses, indices, risk assessments), hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation planning as well as environmental modeling. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, M.S. from the University of Salzburg (Austria), and a B.S. from the University of Heidelberg (Germany).


  • –present
    co-Director, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Arizona State University


  • 2007 
    University of South Carolina, Geography