DeeDee Bennett Gayle

DeeDee Bennett Gayle

Associate Professor
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security



PhD, Fire and Emergency Management, Oklahoma State University 

MS, Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology 

BS, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 

DeeDee Bennett Gayle

Dr. Bennett's research areas include emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters, emergency communications, disaster policy, and mobile wireless communications. She has secured several internal and external research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. Her work is published in various journals and she has presented at several conferences related to emergency management, disability, wireless technology, and future studies. Her previous appointments include Assistant Professor and Director of the Emergency Management and Disaster Science program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Bennett received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in Fire and Emergency Management. In addition to bringing expertise in emergency management, she has a unique academic background having received both her M.S. in Public Policy and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


CEHC Courses Taught 

CEHC 345 Leadership and Ethics in EHC

CEHC 398 Field Experience in EHC


Research Interests

Emergency Management; Socially Vulnerable Populations during Disasters; Emergency Communications, Disaster Policy, Mobile Wireless Communications