Faculty & Staff Directory
Director, Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center; Instructor - SPEA
BA Geography, Indiana University, 1990; Master Environmental Planning, Indiana University, 2002
Over 25 years of consulting experience. For the past decade focused on the creation and application of geospatial tools and workflows for analyzing and mitigating social and economic risks associated with natural hazards.
Geospatial Technologies; Geospatial Technologies Education; Natural hazard modeling
SPEA J520/V550/E529: Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety 23 practitioner courses developed for FEMA on natural hazard risk analysis, mitigation and communication.
Barbara Hirsch Special Service Award, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, October 2015; Graduate Adjunct Faculty Favorite Professor Award, SPEA, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, April 2015; Federal Emergency Management Agency Outstanding Hazus Education Award, August 2011
Mickey, K., Sparks, J., & Worrall, P. (2013). A distributed model for effective national geospatial data management or building a national data sharing infrastructure. Washington D.C: National Institute of Building Sciences, Multihazard Mitigation Council. “The Use of Hazus-MH and GIS for Emergency Management,” Emergency Management in Higher Education: Current Practices and Conversations, Public Risk Entity Institute, Jamie Mitchem, Tom Mueller, Kevin Mickey, June 2008. “Collaborating for Risk Reduction: Building GIS Partnerships for Universities and State and Local Emergency Management” Tsuinfo Alert, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources on behalf of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, June 2006 “Collaborating for Risk Reduction: Building GIS Partnerships for Universities and State and Local Emergency Management” Natural Hazard Observer, January 2006
Current - Member, Board of Directors, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), September 2014 to September 2017; Chair, MultiHazard Mitigation Council, National Institute of Building Sciences, 2006-17; Chair, Education Committee, Indiana Geographic Information Council