Director of Professional Education and Outreach

Director of Professional Education and Outreach

Kevin Mickey is the Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technology Education.  He is also Adjunct Associate Faculty for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI where he teaches graduate courses in the application of GIS for emergency management and public safety.

He has over 27 years of consulting experience for multiple US federal agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Geological Survey, National Library of Medicine, and many state and local government, private sector, academic, and not-for-profit entities.  In the first portion of his career Kevin primarily supported the implementation of GIS solutions for county governments.  Since 2003 he has been focused on the creation and application of geospatial tools and workflows for managing natural hazard risk as well as conducting research related to multi-hazard mitigation and other aspects of emergency management.  In addition to extensive US-based experience, he has also supported the governments of Canada and Singapore by providing recommendations on flood risk mitigation tools and strategies.

He teaches courses and workshops on a variety of geospatial tools and topics. This includes serving as a lead instructor since 2003 for the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. Kevin is a recognized expert in FEMA’s Hazus-MH technology and supporting methodology.  Experience with Hazus-MH includes multiple hazard modelling projects as well as design and management of over two dozen courses in flood, earthquake and hurricane risk assessment, disaster operations, and data management.

Kevin currently serves as the Chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council. He is also the current chair of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Professional Educational Materials Committee; served on the URISA Board of Directors from 2014 to 2017; and chaired the URISA Professional Practices Division from August 2012 to January 2015.  He also chairs the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) Education and Outreach Committee and is a past member of the IGIC Board of Directors.

Kevin is currently working on a book titled “Geospatial Technologies and Flood Risk Modeling” to be published by Taylor and Francis Press.  It will discuss the past, current and potential future applications of GIS and other geospatial tools for the identification and mitigation of flood risk.

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