Theresa Jefferson is Associate Professor of Information Systems, Law, and Operations at Loyola University Maryland. Her research interests include decision support, disaster/risk management, business intelligence, and analytics. Dr. Jefferson’s multidisciplinary research projects, including the New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Planning Project and participation in the Netherlands-US Water Crisis Research Network, have focused on the areas of decision support and disaster/risk management. She earned a doctorate of science in engineering management at The George Washington University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.