Public Administration and Policy
Watts Col of Pub Ser & Com Sol
Tianyi Xiang is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. She is a research associate of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS). She will be a visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center in Spring, 2022.
Xiang’s research is motivated by solving the puzzle of how we, as a society, can minimize the hazard risks and reduce disasters. Under the overarching theme of emergency and disaster management, she is primarily interested in understanding and examining how we could reduce hazards by managing governmental actions as well as reducing society’s vulnerability to disasters. Her approach to research is theory-driven and practice-oriented, using diverse theoretical lens to guide scientific inquiry or discovery, as well as relate to and inform the practice. Her research interests include emergency and disaster management, public management, organizational theory, social vulnerability, and risk mitigation.
Xiang co-designed and taught a core course – Hazard and Risk Management – for undergraduate students who major in emergency management at ASU. She managed and worked on several grant-funded research projects and drafted reports that translate research findings into implementable policy and managerial actions.