On Failure and Turning the Corner

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone Enjoy this month's contribution to PA Times Online. Once we eventually turn the corner of this pandemic, how will we measure…

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Call for Papers: Postnormal Matters

As a career intelligence professional analyzing emerging threats remains a research interest. I've been thinking about the future uses of cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence, and IoT devices to incite civil unrest…

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A Little About Me

Hi I'm LaMesha! Thanks for visiting my website. I am a life-long learner, a veteran, and a professor. My research interests include: Threats to U.S. national security (agro-terrorism, cyber incidents…

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Examining Community Resilience in Disaster-Prone Conway, SC

Findings reveal that participants have endured more than one large-scale disaster that has impacted their perceived level of community resilience. The results also indicate that while most citizens stated they liked their community, they did not think they could endure another large-scale disaster. The article discusses the viability of using FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant to develop local resilience planning groups (LRPGs). Implications for social change include cultivating efforts by governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve the level of community engagement, enhance the dissemination of information, improve disaster risk reduction.

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The Pandemic & Indicators of Social Disorganization

I’ve received a few comments from friends regarding the current pandemic and key points from my 2017 dissertation such as: perceived fears, the lack of knowledge about emergency preparedness, social…

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