Graduate Faculty and Staff

Nate Smith, CFM

Adjunct Professor of EMSE; Manager, Disaster Response Emergency Communications, American Red Cross Disaster Services


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Address: 800 22nd St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20052
Skype: Disaster.Nate
Twitter: @DisasterNate

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  • EMSE 6335 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Emergency Management

Professional Experience:

  • Since 1992 Nate has worked at the confluence of geospatial information and disaster management in both the domestic (U.S.) and international domains. His background includes deployments to disaster locations around the world in support of operations and coordination efforts on events ranging from insect infestation to conflicts. He led the development and daily operations of the Geographic Information Unit within the U.S Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Previously he has worked within FEMA's GIS Solutions Branch and as a consultant evaluating the HAZUS and Map Modernization programs. He is currently supporting the NASA\USAID SERVIR Program and other clients.

    Nate was a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician with Montgomery County Maryland and an American Red Cross Volunteer acting as a disaster action team leader, disaster services volunteer and a shopper.

    Nate is currently a consultant with ICF International in Fairfax, Virginia and resides in Falls Church with his wife and three children. He is an active volunteer with the Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Club where he often coaches one or more teams.

Educational Background:

  • M.S., Virginia Tech
  • FEMA's Emergency Management Institute
  • Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Training Academy
  • B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County