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Faculty Fellow

Deborah Bathke

Focus Areas
Civil & Government Systems
Disaster & Emergency Planning

Dr. Deborah Bathke is a climate scientist and Research Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She has extensive experience with drought management experience, having served as New Mexico’s Assistant State Climatologist and Chair of the Drought Monitoring Working Group. Currently, Dr. Bathke works for the Natural Drought Mitigation Center and is a part of the Program Implementation Team of the National Integrated Drought Information System. She supervises ongoing student research on urban landscaping and drought, and works with graduate students in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences. She has also taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Bathke grew up in Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for both her BS in Geoscience and her MS in Meteorology/Climatology. She received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Ohio State University.

Education

Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Ohio State University

M.S., Meteorology/Climatology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

B.S., Geoscience, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Publications

Wickham, E., Bathke, D., Abdel-Monem, T., Bernadt, T., Bulling, D., Pytlik-Zillig, L., Stiles, C., & Wall, N. (2019). Conducting a drought-specific THIRA: A power tool for integrating all-hazard mitigation and drought planning efforts to increase drought mitigation quality. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101227.