Denise D.P. Thompson is an associate professor and MPA-IO Director in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York. She teaches classes mainly in Organization Theory and Management and Public Policy. Her research work and publications focus on disaster risk reduction and governance, social vulnerability, resilience, disaster supply chain management, and logistics. She dedicates a significant portion of her research and consulting time to developing and resource-poor regions in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. Among her publications is her recent book titled “Disaster Risk Governance: Four Cases from Developing Countries.” Dr. Thompson consults in policy development and emergency services standards development. Dr. Thompson also works in program review and development, curriculum development, accreditation, program improvement, and academic assessment initiatives that strengthen student learning outcomes.