Judith Cuadra, PhD

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Judith Cuadra is a visiting assistant teaching professor in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. She has a bachelor degree in Architecture from Universidad Centroamericana UCA in Nicaragua, a master’s degree in Engineering specializing in Urban Planning and Emergency Management from Kyoto University in Japan and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University.


Dr. Cuadra is interested in the intersection of the fields of Urban Planning and Emergency Management and its influence in the living conditions of urban poor populations in multiple international locations. She has conducted research in the fields of community based disaster management, urban planning for urban poor communities, disaster mitigation and preparedness in developing countries, community participation, post disaster relocation and displacement and urban planning for resilient cities. She has coordinated and conducted research projects on these and other topics related to urban planning and emergency management and international emergency management in Nicaragua, Japan, Belize, Chile and the Philippines.

Courses Taught

Disaster Management for Urban Poor Communities
Disasters: From Shock to Recovery

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