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About Rebekah Paci-Green

Dr. Paci-Green (pronounced "Pah-chee") is Director of the Resilience Institute at Western Washington University. She received her PhD from Cornell University where she combined structural engineering and anthropology to study physical and social vulnerability and risk perceptions in informal districts of Istanbul, Turkey. She used qualitative and quantitative research methods in these settlements to recommended innovative, culturally-appropriate methods for decreasing population vulnerability.

Positions

2015 Present Director, Western Washington University Resilience Institute, Huxley College of the Environment
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Present Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Academy Award for equity and inclusivity, Western Wash. Univ. Teaching-Learning Academy
  • 2014 National Finalist for Best Student Magazine, Spring 2014 The Planet magazine – The human issue, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards (Publication adviser)
  • 2014 Western Washington University Innovative Teaching Showcase, Blended Learning
  • 2013 National Finalist for Best Student Magazine, Winter 2013 The Planet magazine – The policy issue, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards (Publication adviser)
  • 2013 First place, student graphics design/editing, Spring 2013 The Planet magazine – The recovery issue, Washington Press Association (Publication adviser)

Courses

  • ENVS 465 Disaster Risk Reduction
  • ENVS 372 Natural Hazards Planning
  • ENVS 476 Disaster Reduction & Emergency Planning Studio
  • ENVS 413/414 The Planet magazine
  • ENVS 303 Human Ecology and Sustainability
  • ESTU 497b Risk Perception and Disasters Seminar

Education

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20052007 Post-doctoral Fellow, Columbia University ‐ Earth Institute
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2005 Ph.D., Cornell University ‐ Department of Structural Engineering
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1996 B.S., University of Washington ‐ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Contact Information

Environmental Studies
Resilience Institute
AH 206, MS 9085
360-650-2707

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Peer-Reviewed Articles (11)

Edited Book Chapters & Book-Length Publications (7)

Institute Reports (2)