Katherine Dorrity joins EH&S/EM as Assistant Director of Emergency Management

Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management is pleased to welcome Katherine Dorrity as Assistant Director of Emergency Management.

Kate comes to UMass with a strong Emergency Management background in Higher Education.  Most recently, Kate was Assistant Director of Emergency Management and Continuity at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was instrumental that institution’s COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as having served as EOC Manager during her time at IU. 

While at IU she also served as an Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, providing instruction on several courses on Emergency Management courses.  During her time at IU, she has also supported and served in volunteer roles for the county’s Emergency Management Agency.

Prior to Indiana University, Kate was Assistant Director, Risk & Facilities Management at Purdue University.

Kate is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers.  She received her undergraduate from Georgia Institute of Technology and her Masters from Georgia State University.

The University is fortunate to have an individual, such as Kate, with such a strong Emergency Management background join us on the Amherst Campus.  The Emergency Operations Center Team and EH&S all look forward to having Kate as part of the campus planning and response teams.