Graduate Faculty and Staff

Keith Robertory, CEM

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: krobertory
Twitter: @krobertory

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  • EMSE 6310 Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management

Professional Experience:

  • As the Disaster Response Emergency Communications Manager for the American Red Cross, Keith Robertory oversees all the technology that the Red Cross deploys to support disaster relief operations in the United States. His team supervises the hundreds of volunteers deployed each year with the specific tasks of setting up the infrastructure the Red Cross needs to provide relief to victims of disasters. It includes all the hardware such as satellite earth stations, communication response trucks, servers, laptops, cell phones, IP phones, satellite phones, two-way radios, and everything needed to network it all together.

    Mr. Robertory has been with the Red Cross in a number of positions since 1997, and has been in the technology industry since the mid-80s. He serves as an Adjunct Professor with the George Washington University, Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management; and an Assistant Adjunct Professor with the University of Maryland University College. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children.
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Educational Background:

  • M.S., The George Washington University
  • Graduate Certificate, The George Washington University
  • B.A., George Mason University