Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 10:46:32 AM Thu, 20 Aug 2015 
 Nicole  Dash
 Contact Information
Nicole Dash
Associate Dean-College of Public Affairs and Community Service, Associate Professor-Sociology
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 311157, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationChilton Hall, Room No.: 209 
Email  dash@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2230    Fax No: (565) 369-7035   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Comparative Sociology; Dissertation: Understanding Decision-Making in Risky Settings: Re-thinking Hazard-Related Perceptions and Action Florida International University. Miami, Florida 2002
Master of Arts Comparative Sociology; Thesis: Inequality in disaster: the case of Hurricane Andrew and Florida City Florida International University. Miami, Florida 1995
Bachelor of Science Sociology Florida State University, Tallahasee, Florida 1989
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015SOCI3560900Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI4240001Sociology of Sexuality Download Syllabus
Fall 2014SOCI3560900Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Spring 2014SOCI3550900Collective Behavior Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI3560950Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI3560900Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI3550950Collective Behavior Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI3550900Collective Behavior Download Syllabus
Fall 2012SOCI3560200Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Fall 2012SOCI3560001Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Spring 2012SOCI3550200Collective Behavior Download Syllabus
Spring 2012SOCI3550001Collective Behavior Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SOCI3550200Collective Behavior Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SOCI3550001Collective Behavior Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SOCI4240001Sociology of Sexuality444 
Fall 2011SOCI3560001Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI3560001Sociology of Disasters Download Syllabus
Fall 2009SOCI3560001Sociology of Disasters444 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2010-PresentAssociate Dean College of Public Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2009-2010Interim Department Chair, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program AdvisorDepartment of Sociology and Department of Applied Gerontology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2008Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program AdvisorDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2004-2008Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program AdvisorDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2002-2004Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2002Adjunct Instructor, Sociology of SexualityDepartment of Sociology Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
2000-2002Project Manager; Project: Hurricane Loss Reduction for Residences and Mobile Homes in Florida. Agency: State of Florida Department of Community Affairs. Funded: $1.4 million.International Hurricane Center Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1996-2002Research Associate  International Hurricane Center and Laboratory for Social and Behavioral Research University, Miami, Florida
1998-1999Instructor, Certificate Program in Hazard Mitigation International Hurricane CenterFlorida International University, Miami, Florida
1998Adjunct Instructor, Research Methods, Required Course for Sociology Majors and MinorsDepartment of Sociology Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1994-1996Graduate Research AssociateDisaster Research Center University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
1994Graduate Instructor, Instructor of Record, Introduction to SociologyDepartment of Sociology Florida International University
1992-1994Graduate Research Assistant, Hurricane Andrew Disaster Research Team  Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1993Graduate Teaching Assistant, Domestic ViolenceDepartment of Sociology Florida International University
1992Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to SociologyDepartment of Sociology Florida International University
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
“Chapter 4: Social Class” in Social Vulnerability to Disaster. Brenda Phillips, Lynn Pike, Alice Fothergill and Deborah Thomas (eds.)
Dash, Nicole, Brenda McCoy and Alison Herring
CRC Press. Chapter accepted, book release date June 2009
Book chapters
“Chapter 5: Race” in Social Vulnerability to Disaster. Brenda Phillips, Lynn Pike, Alice Fothergill and Deborah Thomas (eds.)
Dash, Nicole
CRC Press. Chapter accepted, book release date June 2009
Book chapters
Benefit-Cost Analysis of FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants
Rose, Adam, Keith Porter, Nicole Dash, Jawhar Bouabid, Charles Huyck, John Whitehead, Douglass Shaw, Ronald Eguchi, Craig Taylor, Thomas McLane, L. Thomas Tobin, Philip Ganderton, David Godschalk, Anee Kiremidjian, and Kathleen Tierney
Natural Hazards Review. 8(4): 97-111
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Evacuation Decision making and Behavioral responses: Individual and Household
Dash, Nicole and Hugh Gladwin
Natural Hazards Review, 8(3), 69-77
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Lasting Effects of Hurricane Andrew on a Working-Class Community
Dash, Nicole, Betty H. Morrow, Jauanita Mainster, and Lillian Cunningham
Natural Hazards Review, 8(1):13-21
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
-Present“Technical, Social, and Environmental Issues in Hazards and Disasters” Book SeriesEditorial Advisory Board 
2004-2008National Science FoundationReviewer 
2001-2006Natural Hazards ReviewReviewer 
2002Free InquiryReviewer 
2000Environmental HazardsReviewer 
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2008 2008 Dash, Nicole. “Evacuating Transient Populations”
National Earthquake Conference, Seattle, WA, April 23-26, 2008.
2008 2008 Dash, Nicole. Panelist. “Teaching Disasters”
Natural Hazards Workshop, Broomfield, CO, July 13-15, 2008.
2007 2007 Peacock, Walter G., Yang Zhang and Nicole Dash. “Long-Term Housing Recovery Following Hurricane Andrew: Does the Cuban Enclave Make a Difference?”
American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, New York, New York. August 11-14.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2006-2007“Agency within Disaster Preparedness and Response: The Role of Poverty and Disability” (Linda Holloway and Doug Henry, Co-PIs)NSF SGER Katrina Grant$29,943Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2005-2006Eve, Susan, Nicole Dash and Kevin Yoder. “Research Methods: Common Threads Across Disciplines”Learning Enhancement Grant$8,000OtherCompleted
2005“Replacement Program for Existing Mobile Homes - A Comprehensive Report”International Hurricane Research Center, Miami, FL$10,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2004-2005“Survey of Pre-1976 Mobile Home Owners in Florida”International Hurricane Research Center, Miami, FL$18,002Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003“Florida Mobile Home Replacement Program”International Hurricane Center, Miami, FL$14,999Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2001“Comparing Community Response to Hurricanes Georges and Andrew in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, FL” Betty Morrow, Principal InvestigatorNational Science Foundation$96,145Co-PICompleted
1999-2000“Residential Construction Mitigation Program Database Management, Year 2”Florida Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Development$16,868Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-2000“Residential Construction Mitigation Program Database Management”Florida Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Development$45,641Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-2000"Academic Review of the Residential Construction Mitigation Project" Walter G. Peacock, Principal Investigator. Betty Hearn Morrow, Richard Olson, Ricardo Alvarez, Jose Mitrani, and Hugh Gladwin, Co-Principal InvestigatorsFlorida Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Development$75,000Co-PICompleted
 Dash, Nicole. Purpose: to transform course to blended format to improve student successUNT Quality Enhancement Program for Large Enrollment Courses: SOCI 3560$12,000OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2007Maia CuddheaMasters Student, Committee Chair 
2007Natialie JohnsonMasters Student, Committee Member 
2007Megan HuntMasters Student, Committee Member 
2007Veronica MartinezMasters Student, Committee Member 
2007Michelle DietertPh.D Student, Committee Member, TWU Student 
2007Helen PottsPh.D Student, Committee Member 
2006Omar EbertMasters Student, Committee Member 
2005-2006Remington PoylmeyerHonor’s Student ThesisGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2004Chawana MwangekaMasters Student, Committee Member (Non-thesis option completed, December 2004) 
2004Chris KellyNSF Research Methods ProgramGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingProject title: “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharisin: The Inscribing Laser-Gaze of Homoelisics”
2003Stacie StoutmeyerMasters Student, Committee Chair 
 Karen KaiserMasters Student, Committee Chair (Non-thesis option completed) 
 Paul DentonMasters Student, Committee Chair 
 Qi SunPh.D Student, Committee Member 
 Courtney QueenPh.D Student, Committee Member 
 Elizabeth FisherMasters Student, Committee Member 
 Holly PottlePh.D Student, Committee Member, TWU Student 
 Lyndsay PattyPh.D Student, Committee Chair 
 Emily McDonaldPh.D Student, Committee Member 
 Karen KaiserPh.D Student, Committee Chair 
 Alison HerringPh.D Student, Committee Chair 
 Amy DewittPh.D Student, Committee Member 
 Trevalyn GruberMasters Student, Committee Member, TWU Student 
 Deborah CosimoPh.D Student, Committee Member, Minor Professor 
 Ellie HallMasters Student, Committee Member 
 Spencer AcadiaPh.D Student, Committee Member 
 Caazana HunterMasters Student, Committee Member (Non-thesis option completed) 
 Huseyin CinogluPh.D Student, Committee Member 
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2006-PresentUniversity TA/TF Committee  
2004-PresentStudent Services Committee School of Community Service
2004-Present Undergraduate Program AdvisorDepartment of Sociology
2004-PresentWeb Development Committee Department of Sociology
2003-PresentUniversity Commission on the Status of Women  
2003-PresentCurriculum Committee Department of Sociology
2003-2004Curriculum Committee School of Community Service
2002-2003Service Learning Committee School of Community Service
-2002, 2007New Faculty Search Committee Department of Sociology
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 International Research Council on DisastersMember 
 Southwestern Social Science AssociationMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2006“Development of a Disaster Vulnerability Index in the Context of Coastal Hazards”UNT Junior Faculty Summer 2006 Research Fellowship Program
2005“Understanding Risk Perception in Highly Vulnerable Populations”UNT Junior Faculty Summer 2005 Research Fellowship Program
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
1993-1997Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region IV, Atlanta, GeorgiaGIS Specialist, Reservist
1996Disaster Resistant Communities Program, International City/ County Management Association, Washington, DCConsultant
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
20052005 Workshop to develop a Social Science Research Agenda for the Hurricane Forecast. Pomona, CaliforniaInvited participant 
20042004 Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop. Funded travel and participation. Honolulu, HI, August 10-12Invited participant and rapportuer 
20042004 Disaster Research and the Social Sciences: Lessons Learned and Future Trajectories. April 30- May 1, 2004, University of Delaware, Newark, DEInvited participant 
20022002 Hazards Research and Applications WorkshopInvited participant and presenter 
19991999 Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, July 11-14, Boulder, ColoradoInvited participant and presenter 
19981998 Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, July 12 - 15, Boulder, ColoradoInvited participant and presenter 
19971997 Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, July 13 - 16, Denver, ColoradoInvited participant and poster session organizer 
1997US/Japan Workshop on Emergency Information, Emergency Management, and Rapid Damage Assessment, September 17-19, 1997, Wilmington, DelawareInvited participant and speaker 
19961996 Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, July 7 –10, Denver, ColoradoInvited participant and presenter 
1996National Science Foundation Earthquake Information Network Workshop, January 21-23, 1996, Oakland, CaliforniaInvited participant 
19951995 National Academy of Sciences Workshop Series on High Performance Computing and Communications, High Performance Computing and Communications in Crisis Management, June 12-13, Newport Beach, CaliforniaInvited participant 
toggle toggle Additional Information
KERA Radio, The Talk Show, August 30, 2006. “Hurricane Katrina One Year Later.”

Scotland on Sunday, UK. (Scotsman, UK) September 10, 2005. “Facing up to the Flood.”

Rueters, UK. September 7, 2005. “Katrina Bares Racial Gulf; Experts see little change.” Picked up off the wire by a variety of international newspapers including Swissinfo, Switzerland and The Toronto Star.

Washington Post. September 5, 2005. “More than One City is a Phoenix.”

ABC News " Dallas. September 3, 2005. Live interview with during Saturday morning news program.

BBC Radio Live Interview. September 1, 2005.

Guardian Unlimited, UK August 31, 2005. “Restoring Basic Services Will Take Weeks.”

NBC5 " Dallas. “UNT Professor Says Katrina Could Kill Thousands.” Interview as Hurricane Katrina was approaching New Orleans.

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