GEORGETOWN ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVE (GEI)
ROBIN DILLON-MERRILL, PH.D.,
Co-chair, Faculty Steering Committee, Georgetown Environment Initiative; Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Dr. Robin L. Dillon-Merrill is Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Professor Dillon-Merrill seeks to understand and explain how and why people make the decisions that they do under conditions of uncertainty and risk. This research specifically examines critical decisions that people have made following near-miss events in situations with severe outcomes including hurricane evacuation, terrorism, cybersecurity, and NASA mission management.
Her current work focuses on urban resiliency in the face of climate change. She has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security through USC’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis for Terrorism Events. She has served as a risk analysis and project management expert on several National Academies Committees including the review of the New Orleans regional hurricane protection projects and the application of risk analysis techniques to securing the Department of Energy’s special nuclear materials.
Dr. Dillon-Merrill has a B.S./M.S. from the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
For additional information, see https://environment.georgetown.edu/staff.