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Christina M. Sanders, M.P.A.

Phone: (509) 335-4811


Season Hoard, Ph.D.

Project Manager
Phone: 509-335-4093





Cortney Franklin, Ph.D.

Research Faculty


Julie Lusby

Operations Manager
Phone: (509) 335-4796

Brian Anderson, M.A.

Research Coordinator


Sarah Blatner

Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone: 509-335-7471




Francis Benjamin headshotFrancis Benjamin
Research Affiliate

Mr. Benjamin serves the community in many ways. He acts as a board members, board president, chairman, and board secretary of many organizations in Pullman and across the state of Washington.



William Budd HeadshotWilliam Budd, Ph.D.
Research Affiliate

Professor Emeritus in School of the Environment, Dr. Budd works with DGSS on special projects. His research and scholarly interests include applied human ecological planning, sustainability assessment and evaluation, and environmental policy. Dr. Budd has served on numerous federal and state committees on issues dealing with environmental policy, environmental health, and risk assessment.

Nicholas Lovrich headshotNicholas P. Lovrich, Ph.D.
Senior Research Affiliate
Emeritus Regents Professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs

Dr. Lovrich has published in major journals in the fields of Political Science, Public Administration and Criminal Justice. He serves on the Advisory Committee to the Washington State Center for Court Research in the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) as a representative of the state’s academic community.