Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 10:42:38 AM Sat, 24 Oct 2015 
 Laura Kathryn Siebeneck
 Contact Information
Laura Kathryn Siebeneck
Assistant Professor-Public Administration
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #310617, Rm 204J, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationMail Box: 310617, Chilton Hall, Room No.: 204 J 
Email  laura.siebeneck@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4893   
Keywords Hazards, evacuation and return-entry,mitigation, emergency management, disaster resilience, GIS   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Associate Membership-August 31, 2014   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
PhD Geography University of Utah 2010
MS Geography University of Utah 2007
BS Physical Geography Texas State University 2005
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2015EADP3035002Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness Download Syllabus
Fall 2014EADP3035001Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness Download Syllabus
Summer 3W1 2014EADP4040001International Disasters Download Syllabus
Spring 2014EADP3035001Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness Download Syllabus
Fall 2013EADP4080001Capstone Course in Emergency Management Download Syllabus
Fall 2013EADP3035001Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness Download Syllabus
Spring 2013EADP3035001Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness  
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Laura Siebeneck
My research interests intersect the areas of hazards, emergency management, and GIS.  My research goals aim to advance knowledge and theory pertaining to emergency management strategies and household behavior during the evacuation and return-entry processes during disaster events. Specifically, my research focuses on geographic and temporal dimensions of risk perception, risk communication, and household decision-making during disasters. 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2015-PresentUndergraduate Program CoordinatorEmergency Administration and Planning ProgramPublic Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas
2011-PresentAssistant ProfessorPublic AdministrationPublic Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas
2010-2011LecturerDepartment of Public AdministrationPublic Affairs and Community ServiceUniversity of North Texas
2006-2010Research AssistantCenter for Natural and Technological HazardsDepartment of GeographyUniversity of Utah
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In Press
Factors Explaining Organizational Resiliency during the Thailand Floods of 2011: A Test of Bonding and Bridging Hypotheses.
Andrew, S.A., Arlikatti, S., Siebeneck, L., Pongponrat, K. & Jaikampan, K.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Examining Social, Physical, and Environmental Dimensions of Tornado Vulnerability in Texas.
Siebeneck, L.K.
Journal of Emergency Management.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Using provincial baseline indicators to model geographic variations of disaster resilience in Thailand.
Siebeneck, L.K., Arlikatti, S., and Andrew, S.A.
Natural Hazards 79(2): 955-975
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Information search and decision making in computer-based wildfire simulations.
Drews, F.A., Siebeneck, L.K., Cova, T.J.,
Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Texas Tornado Hazard Analysis.
Siebeneck, L.K., Gaston, R., Byerly, A., Manandhar, R., and Samuel, C.
Report prepared for the Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Services.
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What Utah can learn from Hurricane Ike
The Daily Utah Chronicle. September 22, 2008.

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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2015 2015 Siebeneck, L.K.
Returning after disaster: Issues, strategies, and future research directions. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 21, 2015.
2015 2015 Siebeneck, L.K.
Invited Discussant. Jeanne X. Kasperson Student Presentation Awards Session. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 21, 2015.
2014 2014 Siebeneck, L.K., Simmons, K., and Sutter, D.
Texas Twister: Creating plausible worse-case scenarios of tornado casualties. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. April 9. 2014.
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2012-PresentAssessing Resiliency Among Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities Following the Thailand Floods of 2011.National Science Foundation$73,607Co-PIActive
2008Quick Response Research GrantNatural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO$3,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2013-PresentTornado Hazard Analysis Mitigation GrantTexas Department of Public Safety$60,000Principal InvestigatorActive
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013There's no place like home: The nature of risks associated with shelter emergence and returning after natural disasters.UNT RIG Award$5,987Principal InvestigatorActive
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 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2011-PresentState of Utah / UofU CNTHOther State of Utah Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
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YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2014Bulletin of the American Meteorlogical SocietyRisk Communication, EM
2013-2015Natural HazardsHazards and Evacuation
2013Society and Natural ResourcesRisk Communication, Mitigation
2013-2015Natural Hazards ReviewHazards, GIS
2013American Journal of Preventive MedicineHazards, Risk
2012Journal of Applied GeographyHazards
2012Journal of Health GeographicsHazards
2012Policy StudiesEvacuation and Risk Perception
2011-2012Risk AnalysisHazards and Risk Perception
2011-2013Professional GeographerHazards Geography
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2013-PresentRejina ManandharPh.D. StudentGraduate ResearchGraduated Dec 2015
2012-PresentCarlos SamuelPh.D. StudentGraduate ResearchGraduated Dec 2014
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2014-PresentPAC First FlightMember 
2013-PresentUniversity Undergraduate Curriculum CommitteeDean's Designee, PACSAppointed
2015AAG Hazards, Risk, and Disasters Specialty GroupChairElected
2015Department P-CECMember 
2013-2015Department Representative to College Undergraduate Curriculum CommitteeChair 
2013-2015AAG Hazads, Risk, and Disasters Specialty GroupDirectorElected
2013-2015UNT Sustainability Council Sustainability Leadership and Outreach SubcommitteeChair 
2013-2014Department P-CECMember 
2011-2013Department Elections Judge  
2011-2013Department CDPCMember 
2011Department P-CECMember 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-PresentAssociation of American GeographersMember 
2013-2015Texas Division of Emergency ManagementMemberTechnical Committee, Stakeholder
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2014Professor of the YearUNT Public Administration Student Association
2014-2015FellowEnabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
toggle toggle Additional Information
Manuscripts in Preparation
1. Siebeneck L.K., Cova, T.J, and Manandhar A review of the re-entry process after disasters: Strategies, Issues, and Future Research Directions.
2. Siebeneck, L.K, Simmons, K., and Sutter, D. Modeling tornado fatality vulnerability in Texas.
3. Cova, T

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