Walter Gillis Peacock
Walter Gillis Peacock, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. Peacock’s research, which has been funded by the NSF, NOAA, and the Texas General Land Office, among others, focuses primarily on natural hazards and human systems response to hazards and disaster. Having authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, or books on disaster recovery and mitigation, Peacock is one of the world’s leading experts on planning for socially vulnerable populations. His current research focuses on the capacity of local communities to implement mitigation plans in Texas.