John R. Harrald, Ph.D.

Jack Harrald

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Jack Harrald served as director of The George Washington University Institute of Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management (ICDRM), an interdisciplinary institute engaged in research, education, and professional development. He was also a professor in the university’s Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, co founder of The George Washington University Aviation Institute, and program director, Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management graduate curriculum, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at GW.

Harrald is executive editor, The Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM), an electronic journal established in 2003 by Berkeley Press, associate editor, The International Journal of Emergency Management (IJEM), published by Inderscience Enterprises LTD, and has authored hundreds of articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings and periodicals, research reports, books, book chapters, and monographs.

His memberships include the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors; the Disaster Roundtable Steering Committee, National Research Council; the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Information Technology in Disaster Management, and the National Research Council Transportation Research Board, Aviation Emergency Management Task Force.

Harrald earned his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a Ph.D. in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.