Peacock, Walter individual record
Professor
overview

Walter Gillis Peacock is professor of Urban Planning in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2002. From August 2019 to August 2021 he served as the Program Director of the Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE) in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. Until the summer of 2019 he was Director of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He is internationally known for his research on disaster recovery, community resiliency, and social vulnerability. In 2009 he was awarded the Quarantelli Award for Social Science Disaster Theory, acknowledging significant theoretical work in disaster and hazards research. Between 2008 and 2012 he was the holder of the Rodney L. Dockery Endowed Professorship in Housing and the Homeless and in 2012 he was awarded the Sandy and Bryan Mitchell Master Builder Endowed Chair at Texas A&M. In 2014 he received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Research from Texas A&M, an award sponsored by the Association of Former Students. He has conducted research in Florida, Texas, California, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, the former Yugoslavia, Italy, Turkey, and India. He has been PI or Co-PI on approximately 7 million dollars in external funding since joining TAMU with the majority of that funding coming from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). He has authored or co-authored 3 books and over a hundred journal articles, book chapters, research monographs, and professional papers. He has given briefings regarding household, housing, and community recovery following major natural disasters to local, state, and federal officials.

selected publications
Academic Articles39
  • Rosenheim, N., Guidotti, R., Gardoni, P., & Peacock, W. G (2021). Integration of detailed household and housing unit characteristic data with critical infrastructure for post-hazard resilience modeling. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. 6(6), 385-401.
  • Fereshtehnejad, E., Gidaris, I., Rosenheim, N., Tomiczek, T., Padgett, J. E., Cox, D. T., Van Zandt, S., & Gillis Peacock, W. (2021). Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Coupled Natural-Physical-Social Systems: Cascading Impact of Hurricane-Induced Damages to Civil Infrastructure in Galveston, Texas. Natural Hazards Review. 22(3), 04021013-04021013.
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  • Hamideh, S., Peacock, W. G., & Zandt, S. V. (2021). Housing type matters for pace of recovery: Evidence from Hurricane Ike. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 57(Int. J. Mass Emergencies Disasters 5 1 1987), 102149-102149.
  • van de Lindt, J. W., Peacock, W. G., Mitrani-Reiser, J., Rosenheim, N., Deniz, D., Dillard, M., ... Fung, J (2020). Community Resilience-Focused Technical Investigation of the 2016 Lumberton, North Carolina, Flood: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Natural Hazards Review. 21(3), 04020029-04020029.
  • Meyer, M. A., Purdum, J. C., Breen, K., Aggrey, J. K., Forrest, D., Nunez, C., & Peacock, W. G (2019). Perspectives from nongovernmental organizations on education and training needs for community disaster recovery.. J Emerg Manag. 17(3), 225-238.
Books4
  • Peacock, W. G., Morrow, B. H., & Gladwin, H (2014). Hurricane Andrew Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters. Routledge.
  • Masterson, J. H., Peacock, W. G., Zandt, S., Grover, H., Schwarz, L. F., & Cooper, J. T (2014). Planning for Community Resilience. Island Press.
  • Masterson, J. H., Peacock, W. G., Van Zandt, S. S., Grover, H., Schwarz, L. F., & Cooper, J. T. (2014). Planning for Community Resilience. Island Press/Center for Resource Economics.
  • Bates, F. L., & Peacock, W. G (2008). Living Conditions, Disasters, and Development: An Approach to Cross- Cultural Comparisons. Oxford University Press (OUP).
Chapters15
  • Peacock, W. G., Meyer, M. A., Van Zandt, S., Grover, H., & Jacobs, F. (2019). The Adoption of Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation Policies, Programs, and Actions by Local Jurisdictions along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. Lindell, M. K.. (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience. 109-143. Routledge.
  • Peacock, W. G., Dash, N., Zhang, Y., & Van Zandt, S. (2018). Post-Disaster Sheltering, Temporary Housing and Permanent Housing Recovery. Rodríguez, H., Donner, W., & Trainor, J. E.. (Eds.), Handbook of Disaster Research. 569-594. Springer International Publishing.
  • Peacock, W. G., & Prater, C. (2014). Social Protection and Disaster. Wisner, B., Gaillard, J. C., & Kelman, I. (Eds.), Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction. 687-696. Routledge.
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  • Peacock, W. G., Van Zandt, S., Henry, D., Grover, H., & Highfield, W. (2012). Using social vulnerability mapping to enhance coastal community resiliency in Texas. Lessons from Hurricane Ike. 66-81.
  • Dash, N., Peacock, W. G., & Morrow, B. H (2012). And the poor get poorer: A neglected Black community. Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters. 206-225. Psychology Press.
Conference Papers5
  • Lin, P., Rosenheim, N. P., Wang, N., & Peacock, W. G. (2019). A stochastic approach to model household re-occupancy in a community following a natural hazard. 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2019.
  • Deniz, D., Sutley, E. J., Van De Lindt, J. W., Peacock, W. G., Rosenheim, N., Gu, D., ... Hamideh, S. (2019). Flood performance and dislocation assessment for Lumberton homes after Hurricane Matthew. 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2019.
  • Lindt, J., Attary, N., Mahmoud, H., Pilkington, S., Koliou, M., Cutler, H., ... Lee, J. S. (2018). Hindcasting Validation of a Resilience Computational Environment Architecture: Community Level Damage Assessment following the 2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management. 513-518.
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  • van de Lindt, J. W., Ellingwood, B. R., McAllister, T., Gardoni, P., Cox, D. T., Cutler, H., & Peacock, W. G. (2015). Computational environment for modeling and enhancing community resilience: Introducing the center for risk-based community resilience planning. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015), International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering. 1154-1163.
  • Peacock, W. G., Kukadia, N., Dash, N., & Gladwin, H (2005). Wind hazard mitigation in southeast Florida. 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005.
Reports8
  • Rosenheim, N., Peacock, W., Watson, M., Lane, G., Williams, A., Maher, D., & Rathburn, A. (2021). Food Aid Agency Data.
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  • Lane, G., Rosenheim, N., Maher, D., & Peacock, W. (2021). Food Aid Agency Survey Instrument.
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  • Rosenheim, N., Peacock, W., Perez, M., & Lane, G. (2021). Food Retail Survey Instrument.
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  • Rosenheim, N., Perez, M., Abuabara, A., Sullivan, E., Katare, A., Watson, M., ... Williams, A. (2021). Food Retailer Data.
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  • Rosenheim, N., Peacock, W., Williams, A., Lane, G., Watson, M., Sullivan, E., Katare, A., & Kastor, H. (2021). Report of Applied Methods.
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researcher on
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
peacock@tamu.edu
First Name
Walter
Last Name
Peacock
mailing address
3137 TAMU; Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; 3137 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3137
USA