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Eric Kennedy

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School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson 249
Email: eric.kennedy@yorku.ca
Primary website: ericbkennedy.ca

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Accepting New Graduate Students


The majority of my research focuses on wildfire management, especially in the Canadian context (although I've also studied wildfire in Australia and the United States). I typically use applied methods, including interviews, surveys, and observation, to better understand how management agencies can improve their knowledge and practices. I'm working on a book on the subject and several papers.

Outside of wildfire, I spend some time thinking about aviation safety, emergency medical services, and catastrophic flooding. I also have a particular passion for research methods and program evaluation, and am eager to partner with emergency- and hazard-related organizations to help them learn about their successes and opportunities for improvement. I welcome inquiries by email to this end. I'm happy to work with both undergraduate and graduate students with interests in the areas mentioned above.

I am also happy to help provide background to media and public service organizations about wildfire management. I monitor my email actively for these requests, and additional contact information can be obtained through the York media office.

Finally, I am the director of a Canadian Not-For-Profit organization called the "Forum on Science, Policy, and Society," dedicated to training the next generation of policy leaders. We run a program called "Science Outside the Lab" for graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers each year. More details can be found at SOtLnorth.ca.

Please see my CV, personal website, and Google Scholar page for my most up-to-date publication information.

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Degrees

PhD, Arizona State University
MSc, Arizona State University
BKI, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

Emergency Management , Forestry, Wildfire Management, Science Policy, Science & Technology Studies

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2018 AP/DEMS3707 3.0 A Ethics and Disasters LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/ADMS4421 3.0 M Qualitative Methods LECT
Winter 2019 AP/DEMS3702 3.0 N Comprehensive Emergency Management LECT
Winter 2019 AP/DEMS3706 3.0 M Disasters and Humans LECT


The majority of my research focuses on wildfire management, especially in the Canadian context (although I've also studied wildfire in Australia and the United States). I typically use applied methods, including interviews, surveys, and observation, to better understand how management agencies can improve their knowledge and practices. I'm working on a book on the subject and several papers.

Outside of wildfire, I spend some time thinking about aviation safety, emergency medical services, and catastrophic flooding. I also have a particular passion for research methods and program evaluation, and am eager to partner with emergency- and hazard-related organizations to help them learn about their successes and opportunities for improvement. I welcome inquiries by email to this end. I'm happy to work with both undergraduate and graduate students with interests in the areas mentioned above.

I am also happy to help provide background to media and public service organizations about wildfire management. I monitor my email actively for these requests, and additional contact information can be obtained through the York media office.

Finally, I am the director of a Canadian Not-For-Profit organization called the "Forum on Science, Policy, and Society," dedicated to training the next generation of policy leaders. We run a program called "Science Outside the Lab" for graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers each year. More details can be found at SOtLnorth.ca.

Please see my CV, personal website, and Google Scholar page for my most up-to-date publication information.

Degrees

PhD, Arizona State University
MSc, Arizona State University
BKI, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

Emergency Management , Forestry, Wildfire Management, Science Policy, Science & Technology Studies


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2018 AP/DEMS3707 3.0 A Ethics and Disasters LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/ADMS4421 3.0 M Qualitative Methods LECT
Winter 2019 AP/DEMS3702 3.0 N Comprehensive Emergency Management LECT
Winter 2019 AP/DEMS3706 3.0 M Disasters and Humans LECT