Laura Hart is a Program Coordinator and Researcher in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. She is from Rogers, Arkansas, by way of Pensacola, Florida and holds a B.A. in International Affairs (2015), and an M.P.A. (2017), both from Florida State University.
Within the field of emergency management, Laura is especially interested in the policies surrounding the implementation and utilization of unmanned aircraft systems. She also holds interests within intersectional feminism, rural populations, agricultural policy, and the intersection of sociology and technology, as it relates to public policy. Laura conducts in-team research, and follows legislative affairs. She will begin her doctoral studies in Public Administration & Policy at Florida State University in the fall of 2017.
Research and Projects
- Implementation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Local Emergency Management (Completed Action Report for M.P.A. degree, research ongoing)
- Applied Emergency Management Studio - Belize
- UAS Search Target Acquisition Testing
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Emergency Management Public Policy
- Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in EM and Public Safety