Professor Burnside (Ph.D., University of New Orleans 2004) joined the Department in Fall 2005. He teaches courses in Public Administration. His current research focuses on disaster behavior with primary focuses on evacuation, bureaucratic leadership and management of disasters and the socio-legal aspects of recovery. Additionally, he does work in the area of human resource management with a focus on diversity and cultural competency in public service delivery. His most recent work appears in the New York Times, The Journal of Applied Social Science and The Ralph Bunch Journal of Public Affairs.