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Dr. Lorenzo D. Sanchez

Dr. Lorenzo D. Sanchez, Adjunct Faculty

"The DPEM program will provide students with the right skill sets to be successful in their current and future careers in disaster/crisis management."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Applied Demography – The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2018
  • Master of Public Administration – University of North Texas, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003

Career Highlights:

  • Sought by public and private industry leaders to provide best practices in emergency management, business continuity and risk management
  • Assisted with the disaster response and coordination from hurricanes and severe weather to infrastructure failures and manmade threats

In which online degree program do you teach?

Master of Science in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

Why did you start teaching?

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with students who can make a difference in their communities during times of crisis.

What advice would you give to those considering this program?

The DPEM program will provide students with the right skill sets to be successful in their current and future careers in disaster/crisis management.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"Social Vulnerability to Disasters" by Deborah S.K. Thomas, Brenda D. Phillips, et al.

Tell us something your students may not know about you.

I am a fanatic for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team! Go Spurs!

What do you want students to learn in your class(es)?

Engaging my students in the latest methods and approaches for disaster management is my top priority, and I hope to shape future emergency managers' success based on academic and professional best practices.

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