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Dr. Terri Adams

Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
Associate Dean, Office of External Affairs
Deputy Director, NCAS-M

Terri Adams, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University, currently serving as the Associate Dean of the Office of External Affairs at the Graduate School. Dr. Adams is also the Deputy Director of the NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M) at Howard University. Dr. Adams’ research expertise includes emergency management, behavioral responses to severe weather and climate, and the impact of trauma and disasters on individuals and organizations. Her work centers on the decision-making processes of individuals and organizational leaders in the face of crisis events. She is the author of Policing During in Natural Disasters:  Stress, Resilience, and the Challenges of Emergency Management, which critically reviews the challenges faced by first responders before, during, and after natural disasters.