Frances Edwards

Frances Edwards

Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Director of the Master of Public Administration Program and Deputy Director, National Transportation Security Center, Mineta Transportation Institute.

Frances Edwards is Deputy Director of the National Transportation Security Center at the Mineta Transportation Institute. She is a professor emeritus of political science and former director of the Master of Public Administration program. Her research focuses on issues related to climate change, emergency management, homeland security, continuity of operations for government and businesses and global supply chain security. She holds a Ph.D in public administration from New York University. She is also a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) with 20+ years of experience as Director of Emergency Services in San Jose and Irvine, CA.

Phone: 408-924-5559
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Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Relief, Earthquake, Emergency, Flood, Governance, Loma Prieta, Politics, Social Sciences, State and Local Politics

Kimberly Blisniuk

Kimberly Blisniuk Portrait

Associate Professor, Department of Geology (Photo by: David Schmitz/San José State University)

Kimberly Blisniuk is an associate professor of neotectonics (the study of motions and deformations of Earth’s crust) in the Department of Geology at the College of Science. Her research focuses on studying the San Andreas fault and measuring its age and movement. She holds a doctoral degree in earthquake geology/geochronology (the science of determining the age of rocks, fossils, and sediments using signatures inherent in the rocks themselves) from the University of California, Davis.

Phone: 408-924-5045
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Science, Earthquake, Geology, San Andreas Fault