Denise D.P. Thompson is an associate professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Dr. Thompson is a subject matter expert in disaster risk management, resilience, and sustainable development. She teaches classes in organization theory and management, public policy, emergency management, research methods, and program evaluation. Much of Dr. Thompson's research work and publications focus on developing countries and Caribbean small island developing states. Among her publications is her recent book, "Disaster Risk Governance: Four Cases from Developing Countries."
Dr. Thompson is also a City University of New York Career Success Fellow; she sits on the Research and Advocacy Leadership Team of the NYC EJA Climate and Environmental Justice Hub and is a Research Faculty Affiliate of The Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS). Dr. Thompson serves on several academic journal editorial boards, including the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS), Disaster Prevention and Resilience (DPR), and the Crisis Response Journal (CRJ).