Spring 2019 Symposium

The Student-Practitioner/Scholar Resilience-Sustainability Research Symposium was held on March 21, 2019 from 9 am-1 pm at the Quality Suites Lake Wright-Norfolk Airport
1521 Premium Outlet Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502.

The ASPA Hampton Roads Chapter Research Symposium included two panels, one for students and one for practitioners and scholars.

Student panel

  • Ronnie Parker, Regent University MPA, “Hampton Roads/RVA Joint Collaborative Efforts and Diversity: Creating National Recognition”
  • Mechelle B. Smith, ODU PhD. Public Administration, “Social Vulnerability and Hurricane Response: Emergency Management Policy and Implementation in a Social Construction Paradigm”
  • Debbie Cohen, Regent University, MA in National Security Studies, “EMP Policy, An Enhanced U.S. Electrical Grid”

Practitioner/Scholar Panel

  • Joshua Steinfeld, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Public Service, Old Dominion University, Cybersecurity Federal Procurement Processes – Approaches, Challenges, and Strategies.
  • Michelle Covi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice, Virginia Sea Grant Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Old Dominion University, Resilience Adaption Feasibility Tool.
  • John Dano, Chief of Planning and Analysis, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, The SWIFT Program.
  • Celeste Murphy, Greene, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Program Director, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Virginia, Virginia’s Coastal Future: Strategies for Sustainability

Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Virginia Beach Mayor Bob Dyer