School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4070
Dr. Abdul-Akeem Sadiq joined the SPEA faculty in fall 2010. After completing his joint Ph.D. in Public Policy at Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2009, he served as a lecturer in the Emergency Administration and Planning program at University of North Texas (UNT). In 2010, Dr. Sadiq, along with Dr. David McEntire and Kailash Gupta, conducted research in Haiti after the 2010 devastating earthquake. This research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on understanding mass fatality management issues following the earthquake. Currently, Dr. Sadiq is conducting a study on Chemical Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). He hopes to understand the impediments to the implementation of CFATS.
- Ph.D., Public Policy, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
- M.A., Economics, Georgia State University, 2004
- M.B.A., Water Resource Management and Policy, Albany State University, 2002
- Agric., Agricultural Economics, University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1999
- Research Consultant, Albany State University, Water Planning and Policy Center, Albany, Georgia, 2002
- Consultant, CARE, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009
Major fields of expertise
- Emergency management
- Public safety management
- Homeland security
- Research methods
- Environmental policy
- Sadiq Abdul-Akeem and Christopher Weible. (2010). “Obstacles and Disaster Risk Reduction: Survey of Memphis Organizations,” Natural Hazards Review: Vol. 11, Iss. 3, pp. 110-117 (August 2010).
- Sadiq, Abdul-Akeem. (2010). “Digging through Disaster Rubble in Search of the Determinants of Organizational Mitigation and Preparedness,” Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 2.
- Waugh William L. Jr. and Sadiq Abdul-Akeem (2011). “Professional Education for Emergency Managers,” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 1. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/jhsem/vol8/iss1/1
- Sadiq Abdul-Akeem. (2011). “Adoption of Hazard Adjustments by Large and Small Organizations: Who is Doing the Talking and Who is Doing the Walking?” Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy: Vol. 2: Iss. 3, Article 6. Available at: http://www.psocommons.org/rhcpp/vol2/iss3/art6
- McEntire David, Souza Jill, Collins Matthew, Peters Ekong, Sadiq, Abdul-Akeem. (2012). “An Introspective Glance into Damage Assessment: Challenges and Lessons Learned from the Paso Robles (San Simeon) Earthquake”. Natural Hazards. Available online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/3lv3u8q5168u17v5/
- McEntire David, Sadiq Abdul-Akeem, and Gupta Kailash. (2012). “Unidentified Bodies and Mass-Fatality Management in Haiti: A Case Study of the January 2010 Earthquake with a Cross-Cultural Comparison.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (forthcoming).
- Huss Sheila, Sadiq Abdul-Akeem, and Weible Christopher. (2012). “Organizations and Emergency Management: Information, Trust, and Preparedness”. Journal of Emergency Management (forthcoming).
- Sadiq Abdul-Akeem. (2012). “A Look at Nigeria’s Bourgeoning Emergency Management System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Recommendations for Improvement.” Comparative Emergency Management: Understanding Disaster Policies, Organizations, and Initiatives from Around the World. Edited by David McEntire. Published online at http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/CompEmMgmtBookProject.asp
- Fordyce Erin, Sadiq Abdul-Akeem and Chikoto Grace. (2012). “Haiti’s Emergency Management: A Case of Regional Support, Challenges, Opportunities, and Recommendations for the Future.”Comparative Emergency Management: Understanding Disaster Policies, Organizations, and Initiatives from Around the World. Edited by David McEntire.Published online at http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/CompEmMgmtBookProject.asp
Public Safety in America, Research Methods, Terrorism and Public Policy, and Emergency Management (graduate level)
Awards and recognition
- The Carolyn McClain Young Leadership Fund Award, Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 2008-2009
- Graduate Research Assistantship, NSF and Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2006-2007
- Most Outstanding MBA Student Award, Albany State University, Albany, Georgia, 2002
- National Science Foundation RAPID Grant to study mass fatality management after the Haiti earthquake, $40,000 (collaborators are Dr. McEntire and Kailash Gupta), 2010