Chandler, Thomas E. (tec11)

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Chandler, Thomas
Adjunct Associate Professor
Arts & Humanities
646-845-2313

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420 Zankel

Educational Background

PhD   Teachers College, Columbia University

MA     Teachers College, Columbia University

BA      Rutgers College

Scholarly Interests

Thomas Chandler, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He focuses on the human impact of natural disasters, geographic and social networks, community preparedness, and sustainability education. He has authored several book chapters and journal articles related to these themes. His work has appeared in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, the Journal of Social Studies Research, and in Interactive Learning Environments. 

He is the Principal Investigator of a $1,500,000 FEMA project, Community Economic Recovery from Disasters – A Curriculum for Public-Private Responder Partnerships. He has also been the Principal Investigator of a $398,000 U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) research study, Evaluation of the Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy in the NY Metro Area; Principal Investigator of a $150,000 U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) research / training project, Visualizing Social Media: New Tools for Research and Practice; Co-Principal Investigator of a $1,929,833 grant funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Investigator for a $2,000,000 grant funded by GSK: Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative; and Co-Principal Investigator of a $135,000 grant from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Performance Measure Development Project.

He teaches courses in the Program in Social Studies at Teachers College. 

Selected Publications

PUBLICATIONS (REFEREED)

Kirsch, T.D., Schlegelmilch, J, Strauss-Riggs, K., Chandler, T., & Redlener, I. (2017). Regions Respond to Catastrophes Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, VOL. 11/NO. 4, pp 399 - 401

Chandler, T., Abramson, D., Panigrahi, B., Schlegelmilch, J., & Frye, N. (2016). Crisis Decision Making During Hurricane Sandy: An Analysis of Established and Emergent Disaster Response Behaviors in the New York Metro Area, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 10 pp. 436-442   

Crocco, M., Shuttleworth, J.M., & Chandler, T. (2016). Science, Media, and Civic Literacy: Rachel Carson’s Legacy for the Citizen Activist, Social Studies and the Young Learner, 28 (3) pp. 21-26

Chandler, T., Crocco, M, & Marri, R. (2014). Systems Thinking about Severe Storms in Social Studies Education, In K.D. Thomas, & H.E. Muga, (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development, pp. 348-367, IGI Global, Hershey, PA

Chandler, T. & Beedasy, J. (2014). Using Mobile Devices for Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: A Framework for K-12 Schools, In H. An, S. Alon, & D. Fuentes, (Eds.), Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications, pp. 75–90, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 

Crocco, M., Marri, A., & Chandler, T. (2013). Social Studies and Sustainability: A Global Competency Framework, Schooling for Sustainable Development in Canada and the United States (edited by John Chi Kin Lee and Michel Phillips) Volume 4, 2013, pp 169-182, Springer Publishing

Chandler, T & Marri, A. R. (2012). Civic Engagement about Climate Change: A Case Study of Three Educators and their Practice Journal of Social Studies Research Vol.36, Issue 1, Winter 2012

Levin, K. & Chandler, T. (2012). Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, third edition, Springer Publishing, LLC New York  

Chandler, T. Park, Y, Levin, K, & Morse, S. (2011). The Incorporation of Hands-on Tasks in an Online Course: An Analysis of a Blended Learning Environment Interactive Learning Environments, 21:5, pp. 456-468 

Crocco, M. & Chandler, T. (2010). Hurricane Katrina: A Toxic Mix of Social and Geographic Vulnerability, The Human Impact of Natural Disasters, (Edited by Valerie Ooka Pang, William R. Fernekes, and Jack L. Nelson), National Council of Social Studies  http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/books

Chandler, T., Qureshi, K., Gebbie, K., & Morse, S. (2008). Teaching Emergency Preparedness: Use of Blended Learning in Web-Based Training, Public Health Reports, Sept-Oct; 123(5): pp. 676–680. 

Chandler, T & An, H. (2007). Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Augment Student Learning in Social Studies Innovate Journal of Online Education, Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 2.   

WHITEPAPERS / REPORTS

Schlegelmilch, J., Petkova, E., Chandler, T., Sury, J., Bhaskar, S., Sehnert, E. & Marx, S. (2016). Children in Disasters: Do Americans Feel Prepared? A National Survey, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, Briefing Report #1, February

Petkova, E.P, Schlegelmilch, J., Sury, J, Chandler, T, Herrera, C, Bhaskar, S, Sehnert, E., Martinez, S., Marx, S & Redlener, I. (2016). The American Preparedness Project: Where the US Public Stands in 2015, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University

Schlegelmilch, J., Gutnick, A., Chandler, T., Frye, N, (2016). Superstorm Sandy: Lessons for Optimizing Limited Training Resources for Local Impact Letter to the editor, Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness 

Culp, D., Redlener, I,  & Chandler, T. (2010) Climate Change and the Public’s Health: The Coming Crisis for the U.S. Gulf Coast  National Center for Disaster Preparedness Whitepaper

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (2010) New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force: Report to the legislature: Chandler, T. Infrastructure Work Group contributor

Chandler, T (2009) Geospatial Intelligence and Social Data National Center for Disaster Preparedness Whitepaper

Gaudelli, W., Chandler,T., & Odamtten, Y.(2007) A Sense of Place, A Sense of Home: Using geography to understand the levees catastrophe Teaching The Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement, Chapter 7, Teachers College Press 

Gaudelli, W., Chandler,T., & Odamtten, Y.(2007) Learning from History in an Effort to Understand the Tragedy of Katrina Teaching The Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement, Chapter 7, Teachers College Press 

Thomas Chandler, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He focuses on the human impact of natural disasters, geographic and social networks, community preparedness, and sustainability education. He has authored several book chapters and journal articles related to these themes. His work has appeared in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, the Journal of Social Studies Research, and in Interactive Learning Environments.

He is the Principal Investigator of a $1,250,000 U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training / evaluation project Addressing Gaps in Housing Disaster Recovery – A Training Program for the Whole Community (2017-2020) and a $1,500,000 U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) project, Community Economic Recovery from Disasters – A Curriculum for Public-Private Responder Partnerships (2016-2019). He has also been the Principal Investigator of a $398,000 U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) research study, Evaluation of the Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy in the NY Metro Area; Principal Investigator of a $150,000 U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) research / training project, Visualizing Social Media: New Tools for Research and Practice; Co-Principal Investigator of a $1,929,833 grant funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Investigator for a $2,000,000 grant funded by GSK: Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative; and Co-Principal Investigator of a $135,000 grant from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Performance Measure Development Project.

He teaches courses in the Program in Social Studies at Teachers College.

Thomas Chandler, PhD, is an Associate Research Scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has received funding for the following research projects: 
 
    • Principal investigator of $1,500,000 FEMA project, Community Economic Recovery from Disasters – A Curriculum for Public-Private Responder Partnerships
    • Principal investigator of $400,000 U.S. Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) research study: Evaluation of the Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy in the NY Metro Area
    • Principal investigator of $150,000 U.S. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) research / training project: Visualizing Social Media: New Tools for Research and Practice
    • Co-principal investigator of a $1,929,833 grant funded by the Gulf of Mexico ResearchInitiative: Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
    • Investigator for a $2,000,000 grant funded by GSK: Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative 
    • Co-principal investigator of a $135,000 grant from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Performance Measure Development Project.
  • Chandler, T., (2017). Crisis Decision-Making During Hurricane Sandy: An Analysis of Established and Emergent Disaster Response Behaviors in the New York Metro Area, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington D.C.
  • Chandler, T., Schlegelmilch, J. & Sury, J., (2017). Using Real-Time Geospatial Social Media Data for Disaster Response, Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, Ga  
  • Chandler, T., (2016). The Usage of Social Media Geospatial Aggregators for Disaster Response in Large Cities Smart Cities Forum 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • Chandler, T., (2016). Incorporating Dynes’ Typology in Disaster Response, Disaster Preparedness Exchange, Camp Atterbury, Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, IN
  • Chandler, T. & Schlegelmilch, J., (2016). Developing Public Health Curricula for Addressing Vulnerable Populations During Large-Scale Disasters, Preparedness Summit, Dallas, TX
  • Chandler, T, Beedasy, J, Sury, J. & Bhaskar, S. (2015). Visualizing Location Based Social Media Data: The Development of New Tools for Research and Practice, American Public Health Association, Chicago, Il
  • Chandler, T., (2015). Chandler, T., Panigrahi, B. & Abramson, D. (2015). The Health System Spillover Effect, Hurricane Sandy Conference: Translating Research into Practice, New York University, New York 
  • Chandler, T., (2015). Tools and Methods from Hurricane Sandy Recovery Research, Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, GA.
  • Schlegelmilch, J. & Chandler, T. (2015). Disaster Preparedness for our Community’s Most Vulnerable: Leveraging Existing Resources of Community Human Service Organizations, Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, GA
  • Chandler, T., Panigrahi, B., & Abramson, D. (2014). Evaluation of the Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy in the NY Metro Area, American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA 
  • Chandler, T., Panigrahi, B., & Abramson, D. (2014). Assessing the Use of Online Social Networks by Public Health Agencies during Large Scale Disasters, American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA 
  • Panigrahi, B., Chandler, T., & Abramson, D. (2014). Understanding the Health System Impact of the Spillover Effect After a Major Disaster, American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA 
  • Panigrahi, B., Chandler, T., Sury, J. & Abramson, D. (2014). Challenging structural foundations: How Well Do Buildings, Health Systems, and Public Health Pearls of Wisdom Hold Up Against Hurricanes and Other Disasters? American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA 
  • Chandler, T., (2014).  United States Pacific Command: Lessons learned from the Philippines, The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance, West Point, NY
  • Chandler, T., (2013). A Year After Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change & Disaster Management, Peace Islands Institute, New York, NY
  • Chandler, T., (2013). The Continuum of Care after Disasters, Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course, in collaboration with the U.S. Red Cross, the Center for Excellence, and the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hi
  • Chandler, T., Reilly, M., & Gebbie, E. (2013). The Incorporation of New Online Instructional Modalities and Evaluation Protocols in Public Health, Public Health Summit, Atlanta, GA 
  • Reilly, M., Amler, S., DeSimone, A., & Chandler, T.  (2013). Identifying Innovative Strategies and Methods for Sustaining Emergency Preparedness Levels in the Environment of Severely Limited Resources, Public Health Summit, Atlanta, GA
  • Chandler, T., Levin, K., & Bhaskar, S (2012) Serious Games About Climate Change: An evaluation on an Online Goal Based Scenario, American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Reilly, M., Chandler, T., & Sury, J. (2012). Use of High-Definition, Time-lapse Photography to Simulate the Operation of a Point of Dispensing (POD) Clinic and its Use for Training POD Managers, American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Chandler, T., (2011). Rethinking Geospatial Intelligence: Creativity, Play, and the Imagination, New York, NY, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Chandler, T., (2010). Dealing with climate change: An evaluation of a national online course, Denver, CO, American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO
  • Chandler, T., & Park, Y.S. (2010). The incorporation of hands-on tasks in an online course: An Analysis of a Blended Learning Environment American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO
  • Chandler, T., (2010). Sustainability and international education, faculty panel discussion at Teachers College, New York, NY
  • Park, Y.S., Chandler, T., & Stehling-Ariza, T. (2010). Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling Approach to Assess the Mastery and the Prevalence of Specific Competencies in a Basic Emergency Preparedness Course American Public Health Association, Denver, CO  
  • Chandler, T., Park, Y.S., Levin, L.L., & Morse, S.S. (2010). Impact of Online Learning on Emergency Response: An Evaluation of an Online Course, American Public Health Association, Denver, CO    
  • Chandler, T., (2009). Geospatial tools for disaster preparedness The United States Telecommunications Training Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Chandler, T., (2009) An evaluation of a national online course American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chandler, T., (2009). Geospatial intelligence The United States Telecommunications Training Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Chandler, T., (2007). Using the Teaching the Levees curriculum guide Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA) conference, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Chandler, T., & Mixon, N. (2006). The usage of geographic information systems (GIS) in social studies education, National Council for Social Studies, Washington D.C.
  • Crocco, M., Thornton, S.J., Chandler, T. (2005).  The influence of computer use on social studies teachers' pedagogical content knowledge, College and University Faculty Assembly, Kansas City, Mo
  • Chandler, T., (2005). Using GIS for educative purposes, Tools for Schools Technology Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Chandler, T., (2004). Developing blended learning environments for competency based training. Competencies to Curriculum Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Chandler, T., & An, H. (2004). Do geographical information systems (GIS) add value to the teaching of social studies? InProceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) , Atlanta, Georgia, March 2004 (pp. 4764-4767). Norfolk, VA: AACE
  • An, H. & Chandler, T., (2003). Using a multiple representational web-based learning tool to help learners improve Internet searching skills. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education, Hong Kong, 2-5 December 2003 (pp. 810-813). Norfolk, VA: AACE.

 

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