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The Global Leadership in Deaf-Centered Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) & Emergency Planning Graduate certificate program, colloquially known as the Disaster and Emergency Planning (DEP) Graduate certificate program, is an interdisciplinary program that trains deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-disabled, and signed language community members for key community-level and professional roles in Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and emergency planning. This program is offered at the graduate level as a Graduate certificate and at the undergraduate level as a minor. Preparing students to be competent and ethical advocates, leaders, and designers of disaster and emergency planning, the overarching Graduate certificate program mission is to advance: 1) deaf people’s action, decision-making, participation, and leadership in all phases of disaster and emergency work, and 2) evidence-based understanding of particular country contexts, cultures and languages, for policy-making and resource-development across the different levels of disaster and emergency planning. The Graduate certificate program accomplishes this mission through the following activities:
Choice of one course in Fall and Spring semester
Audrey C. Cooper, Ph.D.
International Development M.A. Program
Ted Horton-Billard, M.A.DEP Adjunct
Maegan Shanks, M.A.International Development M.A. Program
Emily Shaw, Ph.D.Department of Interpretation and Translation
Caroline Solomon, Ph.D.School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics and Public Health (STAMP)
Hayley Stokar, Ph.D.Department of Social Work
Kota Takayama, Ph.D.Department of Social Work
Geoffrey Whitebread, Ph.D.Master of Public Administration Program
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