Appendix B
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

David R. Maidment, chair, is the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been on the faculty since 1981. He received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the University of Texas, he was a research scientist at the Ministry of Works and Development in New Zealand and at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria. He was also a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Maidment’s research focuses on surface water hydrology, particularly in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to hydrology, and floodplain mapping. He has chaired or been a member of six National Research Council (NRC) committees and chaired the Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies. Dr. Maidment has received many awards, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Benchmark Award for contributions to the USGS National Water-Use Information Program in 2002 and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the application of GIS in water resources in 2003. He is a fellow of the International Water Resources Association and a national associate of the National Academies.


David S. Brookshire is a professor of economics and director of the Science Impact Laboratory for Policy and Economics at the University of New Mexico. He is also on the executive board of the center for Sustainability of Semi-arid Hydrologic and Riparian Areas (SAHRA) at the University of Arizona. Dr. Brookshire received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of New Mexico. He has been a contributor to the development of the contingent valuation method for valuing non-market commodities. He specializes in public policy issues related to natural resources, the environment, and natural hazards. Current research interests include seismic risk, urban hazards, demands of industrial and consumer water users, the value of water in non-market settings, western water market structures, the use of GIS process modeling for exploring alternative institutions, and behavioral characteristics of water leasing markets and urban boundary issues relating to the preservation of open space. He is a former member of the NRC Committee on the Economic Benefits of Improved Seismic Monitoring.


J. William Brown is the assistant city engineer for the City of Greenville, South Carolina, where he heads the Environmental Engineering Bureau. His responsibilities include serving as the National Floodplain Insurance Program administrator for the city as well as the qualified local program administrator for delegation of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Authority for the State of South Carolina. Previous experience includes 10 years with DuPage County, Illinois, as a senior project engineer, where he managed the county’s floodplain mapping program. His duties included coordinating and negotiating technical issues with state and federal agencies, as well as managing all activities related to the county’s Cooperating Techni-



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Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members david r. maidment, chair, is the Hussein M. Alharthy ability of Semi-arid Hydrologic and Riparian Areas (SAHRA) at the University of Arizona. Dr. Brookshire Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and director received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the New Mexico. He has been a contributor to the develop- University of Texas at Austin, where he has been on ment of the contingent valuation method for valuing the faculty since 1981. He received a Ph.D. in civil non-market commodities. He specializes in public engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana- policy issues related to natural resources, the environ- Champaign. Prior to joining the University of Texas, he ment, and natural hazards. Current research interests was a research scientist at the Ministry of Works and include seismic risk, urban hazards, demands of indus- Development in New Zealand and at the International trial and consumer water users, the value of water in Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, non-market settings, western water market structures, Austria. He was also a visiting assistant professor at the use of GIS process modeling for exploring alterna- Texas A&M University. Dr. Maidment’s research tive institutions, and behavioral characteristics of water focuses on surface water hydrology, particularly in the leasing markets and urban boundary issues relating to application of geographic information systems (GIS) the preservation of open space. He is a former member to hydrology, and floodplain mapping. He has chaired of the NRC Committee on the Economic Benefits of or been a member of six National Research Council Improved Seismic Monitoring. (NRC) committees and chaired the Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies. Dr. Maidment J. William Brown is the assistant city engineer for the has received many awards, including the U.S. Geo- City of Greenville, South Carolina, where he heads the logical Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Benchmark Award Environmental Engineering Bureau. His responsibili- for contributions to the USGS National Water-Use ties include serving as the National Floodplain Insur- Information Program in 2002 and the Environmental ance Program administrator for the city as well as the Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Lifetime Achieve- qualified local program administrator for delegation ment Award for his contributions to the application of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System of GIS in water resources in 2003. He is a fellow of Authority for the State of South Carolina. Previous the International Water Resources Association and a experience includes 10 years with DuPage County, national associate of the National Academies. Illinois, as a senior project engineer, where he managed david s. Brookshire is a professor of economics and the county’s floodplain mapping program. His duties included coordinating and negotiating technical issues director of the Science Impact Laboratory for Policy with state and federal agencies, as well as managing all and Economics at the University of New Mexico. He activities related to the county’s Cooperating Techni- is also on the executive board of the center for Sustain- 0

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0 APPENDIX B cal Partner Agreement with the Federal Emergency Princeton and his Ph.D. in geography (specializing in Management Agency (FEMA). Mr. Brown received an water resources) from the University of North Carolina M.S. in agricultural engineering from Oklahoma State at Chapel Hill. A civil engineer, public administrator, University and pursued graduate work in biosystems and geographer, Dr. Galloway’s current research focuses and agricultural engineering and water resources at on the development of U.S. national water policy in the University of Minnesota. He is the past chair of general and national floodplain management policy in the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater particular. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Management and served on its executive board for six he was vice president, Geospatial Strategies, for the years. Since 2004 he has co-chaired the Mapping and ES3 Sector of the Titan Corporation. He is a member Engineering Standards Committee for the Association of the NRC Water Science and Technology Board and of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM). the Committee to Review the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology ( JSOST) U.S. John dorman is the director of the Geospatial and Ocean Research Priorities Plan. He is a member of the Technology Management Office in the North Carolina National Academy of Engineering. Division of Emergency Management. He is responsible Bisher imam is an adjunct associate professor in the for the development, implementation, and management of all geospatial data, applications, and information tech- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineer- nology infrastructure. Mr. Dorman previously served ing and a senior researcher at the Center for Hydro- as the statewide planning administrator for the Office meteorology and Remote Sensing at the University of State Budget, Planning, and Management, where of California, Irvine (UCI). He received a Ph.D. in he oversaw statewide programmatic and performance watershed hydrology from the University of Arizona. planning and budgeting, the North Carolina Geodetic Dr. Imam’s research focuses on (1) use of remote sensing Survey, the State Data Center, and the North Carolina data and GIS to study the impacts of climate variability Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. Follow- on water resource availability and hydrologic responses of ing Hurricane Floyd in 1999, North Carolina became both urban and natural watersheds, (2) representation of the first state in the nation to be designated a cooperating spatial variability of hydrologic properties and processes technical state under FEMA’s Cooperating Technical in hydrologic models, (3) uncertainty analysis in hydro- Partners program. From this designation, the North logic models, and (4) bridging the gap between science Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) was and applications. Prior to joining UCI, Dr. Imam was created and placed under Mr. Dorman’s supervision. In the associate director of the Hydrologic Data and Infor- 2005, Mr. Dorman was given responsibility for manag- mation System at the University of Arizona, where he ing all information technology infrastructure and appli- led efforts to improve online visualization of and access cations in the Division of Emergency Management. to remote sensing data within a hydrologically relevant Mr. Dorman is a graduate of North Carolina State framework. Earlier, he contributed to the development, University with a degree in political science. testing, and evaluation of the Water Quality Decision Support System during his work as a researcher at the Gerald e. Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southwest Watershed Professor of Engineering and an affiliate professor of Research Center in Tucson, Arizona. He has been a public policy at the University of Maryland, College consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Devel- Park. His 38-year career in the military included posi- opment, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and tions such as commander of the Army Corps of Engi- Cultural Organization, and occasionally to private firms neers District in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and professor on issues related to hydrologic data and modeling. and founding head of the Department of Geography Wendy lathrop is president of Cadastral Consulting, and Environmental Engineering and dean of the Aca- demic Board at the U.S. Military Academy. He was LLC; a licensed professional land surveyor in New promoted to brigadier general in 1990 and retired from Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland; and a active duty in 1995. Dr. Galloway earned his M.S.E. at licensed professional planner in New Jersey. She is also

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 APPENDIX B a certified floodplain manager through the ASFPM The DEM Users Manual, published by the American and a certified floodplain surveyor through a joint pro- Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing gram between North Carolina, FEMA, and the Ameri- (ASPRS) in 2001 and 2007. He is a registered geodetic can Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). surveyor, photogrammetric surveyor, and ASPRS- Ms. Lathrop received an M.E.S. in environmental certified photogrammetrist. He is also a certified flood- studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her prac- plain manager for the ASFPM. tical experience with the National Flood Insurance Burrell e. montz is a professor, director of graduate Program began with flood hazard mapping in 1974 when the program was still under the Department of studies in the Department of Geography, and associate Housing and Urban Development, and continued with director of the Center for Integrated Watershed Studies years of field and office work relating to Elevation Cer- at Binghamton University. She received her Ph.D. from tificates, applications for Letters of Map Change, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Montz land development and planning. Her firm, Cadastral has more than 25 years of experience with research Consulting, LLC, was formed primarily to provide in natural hazards, concentrating primarily on flood continuing education for surveyors, but now also hazards, floodplain management, and the social sci- includes her consulting practice. Ms. Lathrop served ence aspects of response and policy development. She as the ACSM representative to the Technical Map- has evaluated the effects and effectiveness of various ping Advisory Council to FEMA from 1995 through mitigation measures for flooding, including floodplain the council’s culmination in 2000, and has served on designation; the flow and use of warning system infor- task forces creating the current and immediately prior mation by different communities; and the use of GIS versions of the Elevation Certificate. to better understand vulnerability to multiple hazards. Dr. Montz served on the NRC Committee to Assess david F. maune, colonel, retired, is a senior project the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic manager for Dewberry in Fairfax, Virginia. He has a Prediction Service Initiative. Ph.D. in geodetic science and photogrammetry from spencer rogers is an extension specialist with North the Ohio State University. Colonel Maune’s career in military mapping, charting, and geodesy began in Carolina Sea Grant, where he specializes in hurricane- 1963 and included positions such as director of the resistant construction techniques, shoreline erosion, Defense Mapping School and commander and direc- coastal management, and marine construction. He is tor of the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center. also on the faculty of the University of North Carolina After retirement, Dr. Maune joined the private sector, at Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science and is managing projects for FEMA, USGS, the National an adjunct faculty member at North Carolina State Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University’s Department of Civil Engineering. He was and numerous states and counties. He was instrumental previously employed by the Florida Bureau of Beaches in FEMA’s transition to the use of Global Positioning and Shores. Mr. Rogers has an M.S. in coastal and System (GPS) and lidar (light detection and ranging) oceanographic engineering from the University of technologies and is recognized as an industry leader Florida. He represents marine science and technology in the use of lidar data for floodplain mapping and in on the North Carolina Coastal Resources Advisory the independent quality assurance and quality control Council, which advises the North Carolina Coastal (QA/QC) of lidar data. He wrote FEMA’s standards Resources Commission on coastal management regula- for aerial mapping and surveying, which include the tions. Mr. Rogers is a member of FEMA’s Hurricane use of lidar technology in hydraulic modeling. He was Katrina Mitigation Assessment Team, North Carolina’s the principal author of National Height Modernization floodplain mapping Cooperating Technical State com- Study—Report to Congress, published by the National mittee (for which he reviews the coastal maps), and Geodetic Survey in 1998, and editor and principal the National Institute of Building Sciences HAZUS author of both the first and the second editions of (Hazards, U.S.) Flood and Hurricane committees. He is a member of the National Association of Coastal Digital Elevation Model Technologies and Applications:

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 APPENDIX B Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers interests include storm surges, coastal waves, current- (ASCE), ASFPM, and the American Shore and Beach wave interaction, bottom boundary layer dynamics, Preservation Association. turbulent transport processes, hurricane wind and land interaction, inundation processes, cyberinfrastructure, Karen l. schuckman is an instructor in geography at the and numerical modeling and forecasting. One of the Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches remote models developed by Dr. Sheng, CH3D (Curvilinear- sensing and geospatial technology in the online GIS Grid Hydrodynamics in 3D)-Storm Surge Modeling programs offered by the John A. Dutton e-Education System (SSMS), can be used to simulate and forecast Institute. She is also a consultant to URS Corporation hurricane-induced storm surge, wave, and coastal inun- in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she provides expert dation and has been applied to simulate and forecast knowledge in remote sensing and photogrammetry— the storm surge and inundation in Florida, Alabama, including floodplain mapping, disaster response and pre- Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Chesapeake Bay since paredness, critical infrastructure, and transportation—to 2003. From 1998 to 2003, he worked with Pinellas engineering practice groups. As the Geospatial Technol- County, Florida, and FEMA to review and update the ogy Leader at URS from 2005 to 2006, Ms. Schuckman Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the county supported response, recovery, and mitigation projects for using this model. Dr. Sheng is a current member of the FEMA following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Asso- Prior to that, she spent 10 years at the EarthData Group, ciation, the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing where she held several positions including geospatial System, and the NRC Committee on New Orleans applications director for EarthData Solutions; senior Regional Hurricane Protection System. vice president of EarthData Technologies; and president Juan B. Valdes is a professor and department head of and general manager of EarthData International of North Carolina. Notable projects led by Ms. Schuckman the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineer- for EarthData include lidar acquisition for the North ing Mechanics and a professor in the Department of Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program, numerous Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of transportation mapping projects for state transportation Arizona. He joined the faculty in 1997 after serving departments, and technology demonstration projects for on the faculty of Texas A&M University and Simon NOAA, the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a regis- tration, and the Department of Transportation. Prior to tered professional engineer in Texas. Dr. Valdes received joining the private sector, Ms. Schuckman worked for his Ph.D. in water resources from the Massachusetts the USGS National Mapping Division, in Menlo Park, Institute of Technology. His research interests include California. She is the immediate past president of the stochastic and deterministic hydrology; flood forecast- ASPRS, vice chair of the NOAA Advisory Committee ing; analysis, synthesis, and sampling of hydrologic on Commercial Remote Sensing, and a member of the processes; mathematical modeling of natural resources NRC Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies. systems; modeling of space-time precipitation; envi- Ms. Schuckman has a B.S. in meteorology and a certifi- ronmental risk assessment; and stochastic modeling of cate in GIS from the Pennsylvania State University, and environmental processes. He is on the executive com- is an ASPRS-certified photogrammetrist and a licensed mittee of SAHRA, where he coordinates international professional land surveyor. research efforts, particularly on drought characteriza- tion and forecasting and water resources management Y. Peter sheng has been a professor of coastal and in transboundary basins. He is a fellow of the American oceanographic engineering at the University of Florida Geophysical Union (AGU) and ASCE, and serves on since 1986, where he studies coastal hazards and the board of directors of the Consortium of Univer- physical and biogeochemical processes in coastal, estua- sities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, the rine, riverine, and lake waters. He received his Ph.D. in scientific advisory committee of the Inter American engineering and fluid and thermal sciences from Case Institute for Global Change Research, and on panels Western Reserve University. Dr. Sheng’s main research and advisory boards for AGU, NOAA, and NASA.