David Huntsman

David Huntsman

Postdoctoral Associate
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


David Huntsman

David Huntsman joined the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany in 2021 as a postdoctoral research associate and lab manager. He brings his primarily quantitative research in areas such as emergency management, organizational behavior, and hazard adjustments to his role. Dr. Huntsman also manages a research lab and helps lead numerous grant-funded projects related to risk communication (primarily WEA effectiveness). 

Prior to joining CEHC, he was a graduate research assistant at Oklahoma State University.

He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Fire and Emergency Management Administration, Oklahoma State University. His dissertation was entitled Adaptive Performance in the Fire Service: The Role of Empowerment Practices/Procedures, Empowering Leadership Behaviors, and Interactive Effects from Tempo Balance.

Dr. Huntsman has presented research at a number of academic and professional conferences, such as the International Research Committee on Disasters Meeting, the Fire-Rescue International Annual Conference and Expo, and FEMA’s Annual Emergency Management Higher Education (HiEd) Symposium. His most recent research has been published in outlets such as Weather, Climate, and SocietySafety Science, and Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy.