Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 04:46:01 PM Mon, 26 Jan 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
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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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
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In Press
Environmental factors that influence wildfire protective-action recommendations.
Drews, F.A., Musters, A., Siebeneck, L.K., and Cova, T.J.
International Journal of Emergency Management
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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
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.
Risk Communication After Disaster: Re-entry Following the 2008 Cedar River Flood.
Siebeneck, L.K., and Cova, T.J.
Natural Hazards Review 15(2):158-166.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
"No Man’s Land” to “A Stronger Community:” Communitas as a Theoretical Framework for Successful Disaster Recovery.
Brian K. Richardson, Laura K. Siebeneck, Sara Shaunfield, Beth Kaszynski
International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 32(1):194-219.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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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
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.
2014 2014 Siebeneck, L.K.
Accounting for observer bias in tornado risk and vulnerability assessments: The case of Texas tornadoes.  Poster presented at the Natural hazards Workshop, Broomfield,CO. June 22-June 25, 2014.
2013 2013 Siebeneck, L.K., Arlikatti, S., Andrew, A., Pongporat, K., and Jaikampan, K
Cross comparison of disaster resilience in rural, suburban, and urban communities in Thailand. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. April 11, 2013.
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
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
2012-PresentAssessing Resiliency Among Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities Following the Thailand Floods of 2011.National Science Foundation$73,607Co-PIActive
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013-PresentThere'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
2013Natural HazardsHazards and Evacuation
2013Society and Natural ResourcesRisk Communication, Mitigation
2013Natural 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 Research 
2012-PresentCarlos SamuelPh.D. StudentGraduate Research 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2013-PresentAAG Hazads, Risk, and Disasters Specialty GroupDirector 
2013-PresentUNT Sustainability Council Sustainability Leadership and Outreach SubcommitteeChair 
2013-PresentDepartment P-CECMember 
2011-2013Department CDPCMember 
2011-2013Department Elections Judge  
2011Department P-CECMember 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-PresentAssociation of American GeographersMember 
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