Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2015

disaster recovery and community resilience

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Sara Hamideh is an Assistant Professor of Coastal Resilience at Stony Brook University in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Her specializations are disaster recovery and community resilience. She conducts interdisciplinary research on housing recovery, dynamics of social vulnerability in recovery, and recovery policy to provide actionable knowledge for reducing disparities in recovery. Her teaching specializations include disaster resilience, environmental planning and policy, planning analytical methods, and urban sustainability. Hamideh is an Investigator on several federally funded research projects about community resilience, including the Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning at Colorado State University funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Recent Publications

Sutley, E. J., & Hamideh, S. (2018). An interdisciplinary system dynamics model for post-disaster housing recovery. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure3(3), 109-127.

Peters, D. J., Hamideh, S., Zarecor, K. E., & Ghandour, M. (2018). Using entrepreneurial social infrastructure to understand smart shrinkage in small towns. Journal of rural studies64, 39-49.

Hamideh, S., and Rongerude, J. (2018).Social Vulnerability and Representation in Recovery Decisions: Public Housing Recovery in Galveston, Texas following Hurricane Ike. Natural Hazards. Vol. 93, Issue 3, pp 1629–1648, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-018-3371-3

Hamideh, S., Peacock, W. G., & Van Zandt, S. (2018). Housing Recovery after Disasters: Primary versus Seasonal/Vacation Housing Markets in Coastal Communities. Natural Hazards Review.


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SoMAS is excited to welcome Sara Hamideh as a new Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2019. Dr. Hamideh comes to Stony Brook from Iowa State University where she was previously an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning since 2015. Dr....

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