Dr. Jack L. Rozdilsky

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Dr. Jack L. Rozdilsky is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for the Disaster and Emergency Management Program at York University in Toronto, Canada. His professional duties include research, teaching and service in topics related to disaster social science and emergency management practice. Jack is currently a co-investigator on a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research project sponsored by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and also the lead for the Operational, Ethical and Situational Research Challenges in COVID-19 Working Group sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation-funded Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network. Prior to joining York University, he was a university professor of Emergency Management in Illinois and Texas, has also worked in the public sector in land use planning and he has directed regional hazard mitigation planning efforts. Jack holds a Doctorate in Resource Development and Urban Studies from Michigan State University.