Graduate Faculty and Staff

Dr. Laura Olson, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, ICDRM

Department:

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Address: 1776 G. St., N.W. (Suite 101) Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: +1 (202) 725 7456
Fax: +1 (202) 994 0245
Email: lolson@gwu.edu
Website: http://www.gwu.edu/~icdrm

Office Hours:

Please call to make an appointment

Research Areas:

  • Social Vulnerability, Community Recovery, Sustainable Development, and Disasters
  • Social Theory, Disaster Sociology
  • Organizational Resilience and Learning in Post-Disaster Contexts: Response and Adaptation to Sudden Internal and External Changes
  • Performance Evaluation of Disaster Management Programs

Professional Experience:

  • May 2006 – present: GWU ICDRM - Senior Research Scientist

  • September 2005 – April 2006: Arlington County (VA) Office of Emergency Management

  • January 2004 – September 2005: GWU ICDRM - Research Associate

  • August 2002 - December 2003: GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership - Homeland Security Research Fellow

  • October 2000 - August 2002: Center for Global Understanding, Edinburgh, Scotland - Senior Consultant on Balkan Reconstruction

Publications:

List of Publications