1. Bringing social problems perspectives into emergency management collegiate curricula, by Thomas E. Drabek / 2. Integrating disaster resilience into traditional academic programs, by John J. Kiefer and Kristina J. Peterson / 3. Constructing theory for emergency managers: a principles-based approach, by George A. Youngs / 4. Influence, presidential authority, and emergency management: FEMA's rise and fall, by Eli Lehrer / 5. Concepts, frameworks, and theory: perspectives on the emergence of emergency management based theory, by Daniel J. Klenow / 6. Strengthening the emergency management highter education community: addressing the challenges inherent in internal and external validity, by Carol L. Cwiak and Stacy L. Muffet-Willett / 7. Teaching and researching community resilience and disaster reduction from within Huxley College of the Environment, by Gigi Berardi and Rebekah Green / 8. Disaster field research as graduate coursework, by Jack L. Rozdilsky / 9. Growing your emergency management program: lessons learned at the University of Akron, by Stacy L. Muffet-Willett and Robert M. Schwartz / 10. Enhancing graduate hazards and disaster management programs, by John C. Pine / 11. Improving outcomes for socially vulnerable populations, by Deden Rukmana and Emily Bentley / 12. Do long-term climate forecasts have a role in local emergency management? by Kris Wernstedt, Patrick Roberts, Matthew Dull / 13. Emergency managers as change agents, by Christine G. Springer.