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NDPC Welcomes New Chairman

Dr.Karl KimThe NDPC is pleased to welcome our new Chairman, Dr. Karl Kim. Dr. Kim was appointed NDPC Chairman at the Quarterly NDPC Meeting in Portland, Oregon on July 21-25.

Dr. Kim is the Executive Director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii. He is also a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and previously served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In addition, he serves as the Director of the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Program (DMHA), Affiliate Professor in the School of Architecture, and Faculty Member at the Center for Korean Studies.

Dr. Kim is author of more than 90 refereed journal articles and editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention. He is currently authoring and editing a 10-volume series on disaster risk reduction and resilience (Routledge Press). He has received more than $38.8 million in federal, state, and international research grants on transportation, traffic safety, GIS, environmental management, disaster management, and humanitarian assistance.

“I am truly honored to have been sworn in as the newest Chairman for the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium,” said Dr. Kim. “In my time as Chairman, I intend to represent the Consortium with the utmost integrity and assist with its growth and development.”

Dr. Kim will serve as Chairman of the Consortium for three years during which he will play an important role in shaping the consortium’s strategy for addressing 21st century challenges in the areas of disaster preparedness and resilience.

To read the latest thoughts from the NDPC Chairman, be sure to visit the Chairman’s Corner on the NDPC website or click here.

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