David McEntire on the nation's response to the September 11th World Trade Center attacks

Monday, November 17, 2003

Dr. McEntire discusses the private sector's role in the aftermath of 9/11:
"But by in large, for example in the World Trade Center Disaster, the government really relied on the private sector to help them accomplish some of the functions that they needed help with, whether it's public education and warning, or whether it's debris removal or what have you, the private sector plays an important role."
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Dr. McEntire on the federal government's response to 9/11:
"Because of the events of 9/11 there have been some dramatic changes in the federal government in its policies and its organization. Of course the new Department of Homeland Security has been created and it appears that all of our attention, whether it be in terms of laws or resources are being dedicated to homeland security."
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Dr. McEntire explains the interdisciplinary nature of disaster study:
"One of the things that we are finding in disaster studies is that it's a very interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field. So it includes not only sociologists and geographers, but others from public administration, criminal justice, from engineering fields, anthropology and so on and so forth."
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David McEntire

Assistant professor of emergency administration and planning

Phone 940-565-2996
Email dmcentir@scs.cmm.unt.edu

College School of Community Service
Department Public Administration

Expertise
Disaster Prepardness Planning and reponse, Emergency Management, Terror Response, Disasters in Developing Nations, Disasters, Disaster Relief

Education
Ph.D. International Studies, University of Denver, 2000MA, international politics/disaster relief and mitigation, University of Denver, 1995BA, international relations, Brigham Young University, 1991BA, Spanish, Brigham Young University, 1991

Activities
Coordinator of UNT's Institute of Emergency Administration and Planning in the Department of Public Administration.Received research grants from the National Science Foundation. Presented papers at the National Hazards, and published research in the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Disaster Prevention and Management, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, and Journal of International and Public Affairs. Presented at the International Emergency Society Conference, received a grant from FEMA to develop instructor's guide.


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