IBS Speaker Series: Amy Javernick-Will
April 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Title: Enhancing the sustainability and resiliency of infrastructure: Collaboratively strengthening systems
Abstract: Dr. Javernick-Will’s research group, Global Projects and Organizations, studies pathways to sustainable and resilient communities and infrastructure systems, often in resource-limited and multi-hazard contexts. Dr. Javernick-Will’s work takes a systems perspective to study (re)building resiliently and sustainably and ensuring reliable water service delivery. By employing fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, she will discuss the context-specific pathways found to enable desired outcomes for infrastructure service delivery and community recovery and discuss recent work on rebuilding after the Marshall fire.
Bio: Dr. Amy Javernick-Will, Ph.D. is the Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Professor in Construction Engineering and Management and Associate Chair of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and Resilience at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Civil Engineering. Dr. Javernick-Will’s research integrates civil engineering and social/organizational science and theory, employing multi- or mixed-method approaches to study pathways to disaster resiliency and recovery, sustainable infrastructure service delivery, knowledge mobilization, and engineering education. Her research group, Global Projects and Organizations (GPO), is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Department of Education, and industry.