Bruce Lindsay

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration


My name is Bruce Lindsay. I have a B.A. In Philosophy with a minor from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Policy with a specialization in Disaster Policy from the University of Delaware.

I live in Washington DC and since 2008 I have worked full-time as a policy analyst for the Congressional Research Service (CRS). My main area of expertise at CRS is homeland security and emergency management policy. As a policy analyst at CRS I advise Members of Congress and their Staff on emergency management policy issues and provide them with memoranda, reports, and briefings on a variety of topics related to homeland security and emergency management policy in the United States.

Courses Taught

MMPA 6832 6832 - Public Policy and Finance


PhD, University of Delaware

MPA, University of Colorado

BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Public Service

Adult Learning Source, Volunteer - Denver

Awards / Honors

Bernard L. Turner Award, Walden University, 2016

Congressional Research Service Special Achievement, ProfessionalActivities, 2010

Delaware General Assembly Research Grant, University of Delaware, 2007

University of Delaware Graduate Fellowship, University of Delaware, 2008

, Walden University, 2017


Lindsay, B. (2017). FEMA’s Preliminary Damage Assessment Process. Overview and Issues for Congress.

Lindsay, B. (2016). SBA and CDBG-DR Duplication of Benefits in the Administration of Disaster Assistance: Background Policy Issues, and Options for Congress.

Lindsay, B. (2017). Stafford Act Assistance and Acts of Terrorism.


Lindsay, B. (2012). Federal appropriations for Disater Relief. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Lindsay, B. (2018). Federal Disaster Assistance 101. Congressional Research Service

Lindsay, B. (2013). Stafford Act Declarations. Federal Emergency Management Agency