Research Team

Wie Yusuf

Dr. Wie Yusuf is Associate Professor in the School of Public Service at Old Dominion University. She is also Assistant Director for the ODU Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience and is part of a university-wide, interdisciplinary initiative pursuing engaged research and practice in the area of coastal resilience. She is a policy scholar who focuses on policy issues that emerge at the intersection of governments, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, businesses, and civil society. She teaches courses in public policy, public budgeting and finance, ethics, and multi-sectoral public service. As a Virginia Sea Grant extension partner, Dr. Yusuf runs the Virginia Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program, and helps to connect expertise in our universities to address climate change and sea level rise adaptation issues.

Gail Nicula

Dr. Gail Nicula is an adjunct professor in the School of Public Service, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University. She developed and currently teaches two courses in ODU’s MPA program: Community Participation and Wicked Problems in Public Administration. She spent most of her career as a Federal civilian in a Dept. of Defense graduate military university. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Studies Management from Old Dominion University. She is committed to fostering civic engagement at the local level.

Daniel Richards

Daniel P. Richards is Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Old Dominion University. He is co-editor of Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication (2018) and editor of On Teacher Neutrality: Politics, Praxis, and Performativity (2019). His work has appeared in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Communication Design Quarterly, Composition Forum, and several edited collections. His current research is split between the politics of writing instruction and communicating environmental risks to the public, with an emphasis on visual modes of communication.

Afi Anuar

Afi Anuar is the Data Scientist for this research team. He provides technical (i.e. weTable troubleshoot) and data analytics support for the community outreach events. He is also the designer for this website. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University.

Carol Considine

Carol Considine is Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University and Program Head for the Flooding & Built Environments section of the ODU Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR). Ms. Considine received a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, and MS in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. She has an active service record with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) serving as a mentor for the ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshops and has also served on the ASCE Committee for Faculty Development. She has been actively involved with the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and previously served as the ASC Region 1 Director.

Michelle Covi

Michelle Covi is an assistant professor of practice in the Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at Old Dominion University and is a Virginia Sea Grant extension partner, helping to connect expertise in our universities to address climate change and sea level rise adaptation issues. She has a PhD in Coastal Resources Management from East Carolina University and focuses her research on climate change and sea level rise risk perception, communication and public participation in regional decision-making.