Dr. Samantha Montano
Assistant Professor Emergency Management Department Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Dr. Samantha Montano is the author of Disasterology: Dispatches from The Frontlines of The Climate Crisis. She became interested in disasters following a trip to New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina and the levee failure. She spent years in New Orleans working with various nonprofits on recovery efforts related to both Katrina and the BP Oil Disaster in 2010. Dr. Montano is currently an assistant professor of emergency management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. She has taught courses on disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, vulnerable populations in disaster, the political and legal foundations of emergency management, disaster communications, and voluntary organizations active in disaster. She is also the co-founder of the Center for Climate Adaptation Research.
Disasterology: Dispatches from The Frontlines of The Climate Crisis