Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director, Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina
Dr. Susan L. Cutter is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina where she directs the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute. Her latest book is Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi.She serves as Vice-Chair of the international Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Science Committee supported by ISSC, ICSU, and UN-ISDR She also chaired the committee that produced the recent National Research Council report, Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative. She is an elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1999). She is also past President of the Association of American Geographers (2000) and past President of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) (2008). In 2011 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Geographers.