Malaika Samples

Program Coordinator | Adjunct
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Malaika Samples is a Program Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor with the Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program. She also serves as a Researcher with the Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP). She has a master’s in Public Administration and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Evaluation in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department.


Her research interests and specialization within emergency management include the emergency management higher education community, professional competencies to guide practice, post-disaster repatriation, international NGOs, and program evaluation.

Classes Taught

Emergency Management Planning and Policy


Her dissertation research explores how the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) evidence-based professional competencies are represented in emergency management academic programs.

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