Faculty Profile

Laura Siebeneck

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

    

Education

PhD, University of Utah, 2010.
Major: Geography
MS, University of Utah, 2007.
Major: Geography
BS, Texas State University, 2005.
Major: Physical Geography

Current Scheduled Teaching*

EADP 2020.001, Images of Disasters in Film and Media, Fall 2021 Syllabus
EMDS 5950.003, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
EMDS 5800.002, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* 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*

EMDS 5950.001, Master's Thesis, Summer 2021
EMDS 5120.001, Applied Statistics in Disaster Science, Spring 2021 SPOT
EMDS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 2020.001, Images of Disasters in Film and Media, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5950.003, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
EMDS 5120.001, Applied Statistics in Disaster Science, Spring 2020 Syllabus
EADP 2700.001, Current Issues in Emergency Management, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5950.003, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
EMDS 5800.002, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 6800.002, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5120.001, Applied Statistics in Disaster Science, Spring 2019 SPOT
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4040.001, International Disasters, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus
COMM 5820.001, Seminar in Communication Processes, Summer 5W1 2018
EMDS 5800.001, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Summer 5W1 2018
COMM 4829.001, Topics in Interpersonal/Organizational Studies, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus
EADP 4080.001, Capstone Course in Emergency Management, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 2700.001, Current Issues in Emergency Management, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2017 SPOT
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2017 SPOT
EADP 2700.001, Current Issues in Emergency Management, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4040.001, International Disasters, Summer 3W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2016 SPOT
PADM 5510.001, Administrative Research Methods II, Spring 2016 SPOT
EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2015 SPOT
PADM 6710.003, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2015 SPOT
PADM 5510.001, Administrative Research Methods II, Spring 2015
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PADM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2014
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2014
EADP 4040.001, International Disasters, Summer 3W1 2014 Syllabus
PADM 5700.004, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2014
PADM 5510.001, Administrative Research Methods II, Spring 2014
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2014 Syllabus
EADP 4080.001, Capstone Course in Emergency Management, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PADM 6940.002, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2013
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PADM 5510.001, Administrative Research Methods II, Spring 2013
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2013
PADM 6900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PADM 6940.001, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2012
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2012
PADM 5700.004, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2012
PADM 6710.004, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2012
PADM 5510.001, Administrative Research Methods II, Spring 2012
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2012
EADP 2700.001, Current Issues in Emergency Management, Fall 2011
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2011
EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Summer 5W1 2011
PADM 5700.006, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2011
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Summer 10W 2011
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2011
EADP 3010.001, Introduction to Emergency Management, Spring 2011
EADP 3010.002, Introduction to Emergency Management, Spring 2011
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2010
EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2010
EADP 3010.002, Introduction to Emergency Management, Fall 2010

* 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 Chapter
Fuchs, S., Frazier, T., Siebeneck, L. K. (2018). Physical Vulnerability. Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards. 32-52. Cambridge University Press.
Encyclopedia Article
Siebeneck, L. K. (2010). Hurricanes, risk, and hazards.. Encyclopedia of Geography.
Journal Article
Siebeneck, L. K., Cova, T. (2021). The disaster return-entry process: issues, strategies, and future research. Disaster Prevention and Management.
Cova, T. J., Li, D., Siebeneck, L. K., Drews, F. K. (2021). Toward Simulating Dire Wildfire Scenarios. Natural Hazards Review. 22(3), 06021003.
Li, D., Li, Y., Nguyen, Q., Siebeneck, L. K. (2020). A study on the GIS Professional (GISP) certification program in the U.S.. 9(253), . International Journal of Geo-Information. https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/9/523/pdf
Yu, D. J., Schoon, M., Hawes, J. K., Lee, S., Park, J., Siebeneck, L. K., Ukkusuri, S. (2020). Toward general principles for resilience engineering. Risk Analysis.
Siebeneck, L. K., Schumann, R., Kuenanz, B., Lee, S., Benedict, B., Jarvis, C., Ukkusuri, S. (2020). Returning Home After Superstorm Sandy: Phases in the Return-Entry Process. Natural Hazards. 101(1), 192-215.
Li, D., Cova, T. J., Dennison, P. E., Wan, N., Nguyen, Q. C., Siebeneck, L. K. (2019). Why do we need a national address point database to improve wildfire public safety in the US?. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 39, .
Samuel, C., Siebeneck, L. K. (2019). Roles Revealed: An examination of the emergency managers adopted roles in hazard mitigation planning and strategy implementation. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 39, .
Siebeneck, L. K., Richardson, B. K. (2019). From Machu Picchu to Masaya Volcano: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Offering Study Abroad Courses on International Disasters and Crisis Communication. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 37(1), 44-56.
Siebeneck, L. K., Schumann, R., Britt-Janet, K. (2019). GIS Applications in Emergency Management: Infusing Geographic Literacy in the Classroom. Journal of Emergency Management. 17(2), 119-135.
Kendra, J., Siebeneck, L. K., Andrew, S. A. (2018). Disaster Movies in the Classroom: Pedagogical Value and Teaching Approaches. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 36(3), .
Manandhar, R., Siebeneck, L. K. (2018). Return-Entry Risk Communication Challenges: Experience of Local Emergency Management Organizations following Superstorm Sandy. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 36(2), 120-148.
Cova, T., Dennison, P., Li, D., Drews, F., Siebeneck, L., Lindell, M. (2017). Warning triggers in environmental hazards: who should be warned to do what and when?. Risk Analysis. 37(4), 601-611.
Nicoll, K., Cova, T. J., Siebeneck, L. K., Eric, M. (2016). Assessing "preparedness elevated": seismic risk perception and household adjustment in Salt Lake City, Utah.. Journal of Geography and Natural Hazards. 6(168), 2167-0587.
Andrew, S. A., Arlikatti, S., Siebeneck, L. K., Pongponrat, K., Jaikampan, K. (2016). Sources of Organizational Resiliency during the Thailand Floods of 2011: A Test of Bonding and Bridging Hypotheses. Disasters. 40(1), 65-84.
Siebeneck, L. K. (2016). Examining Social, Physical, and Environmental Dimensions of Tornado Vulnerability in Texas. Journal of Emergency Management. 14(2), 139-151.
Siebeneck, L. K., Arlikatti, S., Andrew, S. A. (2015). Using Provincial Baseline Indicators to Model Geographic Variations of Disaster Resilience in Thailand. Natural Hazards. 79(2), 955-975.
Drews, F. A., Siebeneck, L. K., Cova, T. (2015). Information Search and Decision Making in Computer-Based Wildfire Simulations. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. 9(3), 229-240. SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1555343415586478
Drews, F. A., Musters, A., Siebeneck, L. K., Cova, T. J. (2014). Environmental factors that influence wildfire protective-action recommendations. International Journal of Emergency Management. 10(2), 153. Inderscience Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijem.2014.066187
Lin, C., Siebeneck, L. K., Lindell, M., Prater, C., Huang, S., Wu, H. (2014). Evacuees' information sources and reentry decision making in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Natural Hazards. 70, 86882.
Richardson, B. K., Siebeneck, L. K., Shaunfield, S., Kaszynski, E. (2014). From "No Man's Land" to a "Stronger Community": Communitas as a Theoretical Framework for Successful Disaster Recovery .. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 32(1), 194-210.
Siebeneck, L. K., Cova, T. J. (2014). Risk Communication After Disaster: Re-entry Following the 2008 Cedar River Flood.. Natural Hazards Review. 15(2), 158-166.
Lin, C., Siebeneck, L. K., Lindell, M. K., Prater, C. S., Wu, H., Huang, S. (2014). Evacuees’ information sources and reentry decision making in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Natural Hazards. 70(1), 865-882. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-013-0853-1
Siebeneck, L., Lindell, M. K., Prater, C., Wu, H., Huang, S. (2013). Evacuees’ reentry concerns and Experiences in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Natural Product Communications. 65, 2267-2286.
Cova, T., Theobald, D., Norman, J., Siebeneck, L. K. (2013). Mapping wildfire evacuation vulnerability in the western U.S.. GeoJournal. 78(2), 278-285.
Siebeneck, L. K., Lindell, M. K., Prater, C. S., Wu, H., Huang, S. (2013). Evacuees’ reentry concerns and experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Natural Hazards. 65(3), 2267-2286. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-012-0474-0
Huang, S., Lindell, M. K., Prater, C., Wu, H., Siebeneck, L. (2012). Household Evacuation Decision Making in Response to Hurricane Ike. Natural Hazards Review. 13(4), 283-296.
Siebeneck, L. K., Cova, T. (2012). Spatial and Temporal Variation in Evacuee Risk Perception throughout the Evacuation and Return-Entry Process.. Risk Analysis. 32(9), 1468-1480.
Huang, S., Lindell, M. K., Prater, C. S., Wu, H., Siebeneck, L. K. (2012). Household Evacuation Decision Making in Response to Hurricane Ike. Natural Hazards Review. 13(4), 283-296. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(asce)nh.1527-6996.0000074
Medina, R., Siebeneck, L. K., Hepner, G. (2011). A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis of Spatiotemporal Patterns of Terrorist Incidents in Iraq 2004-2009.. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. 34, 962-882.
Cova, T., Drews, F., Siebeneck, L. K., Musters, A. (2009). Protective actions in wildfires:evacuate or shelter-in-place?. Natural Hazards Review. 10(4), 151-162.
Siebeneck, L. K., Medina, R., Hepner, G., Yamada, I. (2009). Spatial and temporal analyses of terrorist incidents in Iraq 2004-2006. . Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. 32(7), 591-610.
Siebeneck, L. K., Cova, T. (2008). An assessment of the return-entry process for Hurricane Rita 2005.. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 26(2), 91-111.
Technical Report
Siebeneck, L. K., Gaston, R., Byerly, A., Manandhar, R., Samuel, C. (2014). Texas Tornado Hazard Analysis..
Siebeneck, L. K., Cova, T. J. (2008). Risk perception associated with the evacuation and return-entry process of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa flood..

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Siebeneck, L. K. (Principal), "Tornado Hazard Analysis Mitigation Grant," Sponsored by Texas Department of Public Safety, State, $60000 Funded. (20132015).
Grant - Research
Siebeneck, L. K., "CRISP Supplement: Characterizing Patterns of Household Displacement and Returning Behavior in Extreme Events: The Hurricane Harvey Experience.," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $21473 Funded. (October 2017 – Present).
Ukkusuri, S. (Principal), Sundaram, S. (Co-Principal), Lee, S. (Co-Principal), Siebeneck, L. (Co-Principal), "Critical Transitions in the Resilience and Recovery of Interdependent Social and Physical Networks. National Science Foundation. CRISP Type 2/Collaborative Research.," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $2474413 Funded. (January 1, 2017 – Present).
Siebeneck, L. K. (Principal), "There's no place like home: The nature of risks associated with shelter emergence and returning after natural disasters.," Sponsored by UNT RIG Award, University of North Texas, $5987 Funded. (20132013).
Andrew, S. A. (Co-Principal), Siebeneck, L. K. (Co-Principal), Arlikatti, S. (Principal), "Assessing Resiliency among Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities Following the Thailand Floods of 2011," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $73606 Funded. (20122013).
Siebeneck, L. K. (Principal), "Quick Response Research Grant," Sponsored by Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Other, $3000 Funded. (20082008).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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out of 7
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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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