Our mission and vision are to expand the number of historically underrepresented professionals in the fields of disaster and hazard research and practice so that the diversity of the hazard and disaster field be reflective of American society.
Since its establishment in 2014, the Bill Anderson Fund has enrolled a total of 73 students, with 43 currently enrolled in doctoral programs and 25 having completed their degrees. BAF Fellows represent a total of 19 disciplines ranging from the social sciences to engineering, to emergency management. BAF Alumni have gone on to professional roles in academia, research, policy, and practice, representing institutions such as Howard University, NOAA, and AECOM.
BAF Fellows and Alumni research, host workshops in disaster and hazard mitigation and respond directly to diverse range of hazards and disasters.