Dr. Linda Kiltz, a program director in the School of Public Policy and Administration, co-authored “Assessment of pandemic preparedness in a socially vulnerable community in south Texas” in the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration (Vol. 36, Issue 2). The goals of the study were to help with pandemic planning efforts and provide recommendations that could serve as a foundation for building more resilient communities within San Patricio County. The authors concluded that various governmental levels must work together to assist communities in pandemic preparedness but noted that broad, inclusive community participation is also necessary to strengthen community resilience. Dr. Kiltz is also a founding board member of the International Society for Preparedness, Resilience, and Security, a global resource that integrates education, theory, analysis, and practice to promote the protection of democratic liberties, civil security, public safety, and overall societal resilience.
Dr. Linda Kiltz, a program director in the School of Public Policy and Administration, is the co-editor of Critical Issues in Homeland Security: A Casebook (Westview Press, 2014). The book includes case studies that reflect the complexity of homeland security, covering issues such as cyber security, the use of drones, and emergency management after the major earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
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