Faculty Profile

Gary Webb

Title
Chair
Department
Emergency Management and Disaster Science
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Delaware, 1998.
Major: Sociology
MS, University of North Texas, 1994.
Major: Sociology
BS, University of North Texas, 1992.
Major: Criminal Justice

Current Scheduled Teaching*

EMDS 5960.001, Directed Reading in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2021
EMDS 5010.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Fall 2021
EMDS 5950.004, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

EADP 4080.001, Capstone Course in Emergency Management, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5960.001, Directed Reading in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Spring 2021
EMDS 5950.002, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
EMDS 5960.001, Directed Reading in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2020
EMDS 5010.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5950.004, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
EMDS 6800.002, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2020 SPOT
EMDS 5620.001, Challenges of Disaster Response, Spring 2020 Syllabus
EMDS 5960.001, Directed Reading in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Spring 2020
EMDS 5950.002, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
EMDS 5960.001, Directed Reading in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2019
EMDS 5010.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5950.004, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
EMDS 6800.003, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2019 SPOT
PADM 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
EADP 3010.001, Introduction to Emergency Management, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
EMDS 5010.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Fall 2018 SPOT
EMDS 6800.002, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2018 SPOT
PADM 6950.711, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2018
PADM 5900.001, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2018
EADP 3045.002, Disaster Response and Recovery, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
EMDS 6610.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Fall 2017 SPOT
EMDS 5800.001, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2017 SPOT
PADM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 8W1 2017
EADP 4080.001, Capstone Course in Emergency Management, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
PADM 6620.001, Challenges of Disaster Response, Fall 2016 SPOT
PADM 6940.003, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2016
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2016 SPOT
PADM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 8W1 2016
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Spring 2016
EADP 3045.001, Disaster Response and Recovery, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6610.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Spring 2016 SPOT
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2016 SPOT
PADM 6620.001, Challenges of Disaster Response, Fall 2015 SPOT
PADM 6940.006, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2015
PADM 5700.005, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2015 SPOT
EADP 4090.001, TERRORISM & EMER MGMT, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6900.700, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2015
EADP 3045.001, Disaster Response and Recovery, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PADM 6610.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Spring 2015
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2015
EADP 3045.001, Disaster Response and Recovery, Fall 2014 Syllabus
EADP 3010.001, Introduction to Emergency Management, Fall 2014 Syllabus
EADP 4810.001, Emergency Management Internship, Summer 5W1 2014
EADP 3045.001, Disaster Response and Recovery, Spring 2014 Syllabus
EADP 3045.001, Disaster Response and Recovery, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PADM 6900.700, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2013
PADM 6700.001, Workshop in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2013
PADM 6700.002, Workshop in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2013
PADM 5500.001, Administrative Research Methods I, Spring 2013
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
EADP 4900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PADM 6900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2013
EADP 3045.001, Disaster Response and Recovery, Fall 2012
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
PADM 6610.001, Emergency Management Theory and Practice, Fall 2012
PADM 5700.005, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2012
PADM 5500.001, Administrative Research Methods I, Spring 2012
PADM 6620.001, Challenges of Disaster Response, Spring 2012
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2012

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Phillips, B. D., Neal, D. M., Webb, G. R. (2017). Introduction to Emergency Management, 2nd ed.. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Webb, G. R. (2012). Introduction to Emergency Management.
Book Chapter
Webb, G. R. (2018). “The Cultural Turn in Disaster Research: Understanding Resilience and Vulnerability through the Lens of Culture.”. Handbook of Disaster Research, 2nd ed.. 109-121. New York: Springer.
Webb, G. R. (2016). Emergency Management and Local Services During Disasters. CQ Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States. 329-335. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Reference/CQ Press.
Webb, G. R. (2014). "Planning, Improvisation, and the Pursuit of Rational Response Operations in Emergency Management." In Issues in Disaster Science and Management..
Webb, G. R. (2009). "Natural Disasters." Pp. 367-375 in C. Bryant and D. Peck (eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience..
Webb, G. R. (2007). "The Sociology of Disaster." Pp. 278-285 in C. Bryant and D. Peck (eds.), 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook..
Webb, G. R. (2006). "Structural Barriers to Using the National Incident Management System."  pp. 347-366 in Learning from Catastrophe..
Webb, G. R. (2006). "The Popular Culture of Disaster: Exploring a New Dimension of Disaster Research." Pp. 430-440 in H. Rodriguez, E. Quarantelli, and R. Dynes (eds.), Handbook of Disaster Research..
Webb, G. R. (2000). "Restoration Activities." Pp. 135-150 in C. Scawthorn (ed.), The Marmara, Turkey Earthquake of August 17, 1999.".
Book Review
Webb, G. R. (1999). Review of The Challenger Launch Decision..
Webb, G. R. (1996). Review of Complexity in Urban Crisis Management..
Journal Article
Williams, B. D., Webb, G. R. (2020). Vulnerability and Disaster: Practitioner Strategies for Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Populations. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Williams, B. D., Webb, G. R. (2019). Social Vulnerability and Disaster: Understanding the Perspectives of Practitioners. Disasters.
Khunwishit, S., Choosuk, C., Webb, G. R. (2018). Flood Resilience Building in Thailand: Assessing Progress and the Effect of Leadership. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 9(1), 44-54.
Adams, A. E., Shriver, T. E., Saville, A., Webb, G. R., G. (2018). Forty Years on the Fenceline: Community, memory, and chronic contamination. Environmental Sociology. 4(2), 210-220.
Webb, G. R. (2014). Cognitive Correlates of Improvised Behaviour in Disaster Response: the Cases of the Murrah Building and the World Trade Center..
Webb, G. R. (2010). "L'Improvisation dans les Interventions d'Urgence : les Relations Entre Cognition, Comportement et Interactions Sociales" (in French; English title "Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior, and Social Interaction," translators C. Blondelot and M. Lemnormand)..
Webb, G. R. (2009). Rethinking the Scope of Environmental Justice: Perceptions of Health Hazards in a Rural Native American Community Exposed to Carbon Black..
Webb, G. R. (2008). Ritual and Disruption: Insights from Early Disaster Research.
Webb, G. R. (2007). "Disaster and De-Ritualization: A Re-Interpretation of Research Findings from Early Disaster Research.".
Webb, G. R. (2006). "Planning to Improvise: The Importance of Creativity and Flexibility in Crisis Response.".
Webb, G. R. (2006). "Unraveling the Economic Consequences of Disasters: Sources of Resilience and Vulnerability.".
Webb, G. R. (2004). "Role Improvising During Crisis Situations".
Webb, G. R. (2002). "Environmental Exposures, Contested Illness, and Collective Action: the Controversy Over Gulf War Illness.".
Webb, G. R. (2002). "Predicting Long-Term Business Recovery from Disaster: A Comparison of the Loma Prieta Earthquake and Hurricane Andrew.".
Webb, G. R. (2002). Sociology, Disasters, and Terrorism: Understanding Threats of the New Millennium. Sociological Focus. 35, 87-95.
Webb, G. R. (2000). "Bringing Culture Back In: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Disaster.".
Webb, G. R. (2000). "Businesses and Disasters: Empirical Patterns and Unanswered Questions.". Natural Hazards Review. 1(2), 83-90.
Webb, G. R. (2000). Guest Editors of a special issue on "The Popular Culture of Disaster".
Webb, G. R. (1994). "A New Role for the Local Emergency Manager: Re-Thinking Crowd Management.".
Magazine/Trade Publication
Webb, G. R. (2007). "Creativity and Improvisation after 19/4 and 11/9: Learning from the Response to Two Extreme Events.".
Monograph
Webb, G. R. (2000). Coping with Y2K: Organizational Adaptation and change at the U.S. Department of Transportation..
Webb, G. R. (1996). Utilization and Impact of Earth Science Information Among Local Governments and Businesses in southern California..
Popular Press Article
Webb, G. R. (2012). Instructors Manual and Test Bank to Accompany Introduction to Emergency Management..
Webb, G. R. (2003). "Disaster Helped Bond Us Again.".
Webb, G. R. (2003). "Volcano."  Film Review..
Scholarly Note
Webb, G. R. (2006). "Response to Disaster Recovery in Moss Point, Mississippi.".
Technical Report
Bennett, D., Bream, K., Kloesel, K., Mendonca, D., Patterson, S., Peek, L., Phillips, B., Tobin, J., Walsh, W., Webb, G., Wyckoff, K. (2018). A Proposed Research Agenda for the Emergency Management Higher Education Community. Washington, DC: Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Garibay, J., Webb, G. R. (2018). Emergency Management/Homeland Security Education Regional Academic Collaborative Region VI: After Action Review/Improvement Plan. Emmitsburg, MD: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Webb, G. R. (Principal), Dash, N., ""An Exploratory Study of Disaster Preparedness Among Native American Communities in the United States"," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $327000 Funded. (2014July 31, 2019).
Webb, G. R. (Co-Principal), ""AOC: Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior, and Social Interaction."," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $710000 Funded. (20062010).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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