Board of Directors
Dr. Ronald Harris was introduced to the theory of plate tectonics in his first geology course. This knowledge provided him with a way to translate the pattern language of nature into something he could understand and therefore captivating his interest in investigating tectonic processes in young and old mountain systems as well as other interesting problems.
As a result of his knowledge and career, Dr. Harris decided to develop an organization that would help aid underrepresented communities through education and preparation of earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters as a result of active tectonic evolutions. Harris’s passion for this cause led to the founding of In Harm’s Way which has helped educate, prepare, and save the lives of many.
Bradley Harris is a retired full professor (2021) of Experience Design and Management at Brigham Young University. Additional responsibilities at BYU included serving as the director of the nonprofit management minor and campus director for the BYU chapter of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. He has served as a board member for the Alzheimer's Association of Utah and the Boy Scouts of America chapter in Utah. His undergraduate degree was Recreation Management and Youth Leadership at BYU. He also earned a Master of Public Administration at BYU.
Prior to working at BYU he worked professionally with the Boy Scouts of America in Oregon, California, Colorado and at the National Office in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Chad Emmett is a professor in the Department of Geography who received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a history/geography teaching emphasis from Utah State University, a master’s degree in international relations and Middle Eastern studies from BYU, and a PhD in geography from the University of Chicago.
He is a native of Logan, Utah, and in the past he worked as an Indonesian linguist for the National Security Agency.
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I am an undergraduate at Brigham Young University studing geology. I am from South Carolina and am currently working with In Harm's Way to study the geology of earthquakes and tsunamis in order to mitigate natural disasters.
I am currently a Senior at BYU studying geology with an emphasis in hazard mitigation and structural geology. I grew up in Laie, Hawaii which started my love for the earth. I want to use my love of geology to help mitigate geologic hazards.
I am an undergraduate at BYU majoring in Geology and Italian Studies. I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and reading. My research focuses on measuring the impact of past earthquakes on where future ones may occur.
Hello! I am an environmental geology student most recently studying the effect of resonance frequency on buildings. I'm always up for an adventure whether it be while scuba diving or reading a nice book.
I grew up in Rexburg, Idaho. I am a Media Arts Studies student with an emphasis in Non-Fiction Production. I love playing tennis, watching movies, and learning Hindi. My mentored research includes being a videographer andd editor. Part of my job is sorting through and compiling existing footage taken during previous research, especially trips to Indonesia. I also interview fellow student researchers and make videos of current research projects.
My name is Lindy Miller and I am an Environmental Geology undergrad at BYU, researching seismic safety in student housing. I love studying landscape formation, environmental health, and Hindi and I hope to use these skills to study agricultural and environmental hazards in India.