Dr. Elise Miller-Hook is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland. She served as a Research Fellow with NISS from 1997 to 1998.
Dr. Miller-Hook earned her B.S.C.E. in civil engineering from Lafayette College in 1992, where she graduated summa cum laude. She went on to earn her M.S. in engineering in 1994 from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1997. Following her work with NISS, she went on to become an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland. She was awarded tenure in 2012.
In addition to her work with the University of Maryland, Dr. Miller-Hook has served as a Policy Analyst for the Department of Transportation, Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, and the Office of the Secretary, where she has provided her expertise to the subjects of terrorism and infrastructure security. She has recently been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for her newest project, “Quantifying Disaster Resilience of Critical Infrastructure-based Societal Systems with Emergent Behavior and Dynamic Interdependencies.”