Course Instructor: Jamie Aten, Ph. D
Dr. Jamie Aten is Founder and Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership. He studied at Indiana State University (B.Sc., Psychology, M.Sc. Counseling Psychology, and Ph.D. Counseling Psychology) and Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium (Pre-Doctoral Internship). He has been at Wheaton College since 2010.
Dr. Aten's psychology of religion/spirituality and disaster research has been supported by over $6 million in grant funding. His latest books include the award winning A Walking Disaster: What Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience (Templeton Press, January 2019) and the Disaster Ministry Handbook (InterVarsity Press).
Dr. Aten is regularly cited or contributes to influential outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, TIME, The Psychology Today, and Christianity Today.
He has been recognized for his work with an American Psychological Association Early Career Award and the 2016 FEMA Community Preparedness Champion Award at the White House. Follow on Twitter at @drjamieaten or visit his website jamieaten.com.