Associate Professor
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Haaren Hall Rm. 43305

Ph.D. in Urban & Regional Science, Texas A&M University

MA in Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfiled

BE in  Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Tamkang University (Taiwan)


Dr. Wei is Associate Professor in the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management and received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science with a concentration in Emergency Management from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Wei has conducted a number of multidisciplinary research projects on hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, water contamination, and pandemic influenza that were supported by the NSF, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), US Army Corps of Engineers, Texas A&M University, and City University of New York. Regarding the scholarship, Dr. Wei has published 10 scientific articles in top peer-reviewed journals (i.e., International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction; International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters; Journal of Risk Research; Journal of Transportation Security; Natural Hazards; and Natural Hazards Review), 2 encyclopedia entries in Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, and 1 paper in a professional magazine of Security Management. These contributions to the social science and practice of emergency management have been widely recognized. 

Courses Taught

ESA 101: Introduction to Emergency Management  

ESA 355: Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Services

FIS 101: Introduction to Fire Science 

FIS 319: Hazard Identification and Mitigation

FIS 401: Seminar in Fire Protection Problems 

PMT 720: Geographic Information Systems for Public Safety and Emergency Management 

PMT 760: Emergency Management: Mitigation & Recovery 

PMT 763: Emergency Management: Preparedness 

SEC 715: Analytic Methods in Protection Management