Kaleen Lawsure

Senior Project Scientist

757 638 4438 | klawsure@odu.edu

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Kaleen Lawsure is a senior project scientist at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center of Old Dominion University. Throughout her career, Ms. Lawsure has provided modeling, analysis and visualization solutions for complex and emerging challenges faced by government, industry and academia.

She has worked with federal stakeholders under the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. At the state level she has conducted research for the Commonwealth Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and the Virginia Department of Transportation. She has worked regionally and locally with Hampton Roads jurisdictions, the Regional Tertiary Care Center of Southeastern Virginia, the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

These collaborations have addressed research topics related to performance metrics, decision support, risk analysis, critical infrastructure protection, flooding, public health, vulnerable populations, citizen evacuation and sheltering, all-hazards planning, all-hazards mitigation, and community resilience.

EDUCATION

B.S. in Geography, 2008
Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA

A.A. in Liberal Arts, 2006
Tidewater Community College (TCC), Virginia Beach, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VMASC, Senior Project Scientist
Suffolk, VA
2017 - Present

VMASC, Project Scientist
Suffolk, VA
2012 - 2017

VMASC, Research Associate
Suffolk, VA
2009 - 2012

VMASC, Student Intern
Suffolk, VA
2007 - 2009

DECISION ANALYTIC SUPPORT FOR LOCAL CAPABILITIES ASSESSMENT OF READINESS (LCAR) FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM)

2020 - Present

DECISION ANALYTIC SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM)

2020 - Present

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM) PRE-SCREENING PUBLIC NON-PROFIT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FOR COVID-19

2020 - Present

SUPPORT FOR MODELING THE MOBILITY & COORDINATION OF MATERIAL, LABOR, & DISPLACED VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

2020 - Present
Sponsored by the ODU Office of Research and Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

DECISION SUPPORT FOR THE HAMPTON ROADS URBAN AREA WORKING GROUP (UAWG) URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI) GRANT ALLOCATION

2019 - Present

DECISION ANALYTIC SUPPORT FOR VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM) GRANT PROGRAMS:

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA),
2016-Present

Emergency Management Performance Grant, Port Security Grant Program, Non-Profit Security Grant Program (varies by year),
2013-Present

State Homeland Security Program,
2012-Present

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grant Allocation Multi-Objective Benefit-Cost Methodology. MODSIM World Conference, March, 2019.

Ezell, B., Lawsure, K. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grant Allocation. Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Conference, March 2019

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B., Collins A., Horst, J., Hester, P. Web Enabled Selection Method for Key Performance Indicators for Manufacturing. MODSIM World Conference, April 2015..

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B. 2013 Virginia Homeland Security Portfolio Value Model. MODSIM World Conference, April 2014.

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B. 2012 Virginia Homeland Security Portfolio Value Model. MODSIM World Conference, May 2013.

Suchitra, M., Shen, Y., Garcia, H., Lawsure, K. Virtual VMASC: A 3D Game Environment. MODSIM World Conference October 2009; NASA Technical Reports Server, March 2010.

Tran, P., Weireter, L., Sokolowski, W., Lawsure, K., Sokolowski, J. (2009). HAZUS Modeling for Hurricane Effect on a Healthcare Campus: Implications for Health Care Planning. The American Surgeon, Vol. 75, No. 11, pp. 1059-1064.

Lawsure, K., Sokolowski, W. Regional Tertiary Care Center Disaster Response Model. United States Military Academy Capstone Conference, April 2009; MODSIM World Conference, September 2008.

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Kaleen Lawsure

Senior Project Scientist

757 638 4438 | klawsure@odu.edu

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RESEARCH FIELD OF EXPERTISE & RESEARCH INTERESTS


Emergency Management, All-Hazards Planning/Mitigation, Community Resilience

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Kaleen Lawsure is a senior project scientist at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center of Old Dominion University. Throughout her career, Ms. Lawsure has provided modeling, analysis and visualization solutions for complex and emerging challenges faced by government, industry and academia.

She has worked with federal stakeholders under the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. At the state level she has conducted research for the Commonwealth Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and the Virginia Department of Transportation. She has worked regionally and locally with Hampton Roads jurisdictions, the Regional Tertiary Care Center of Southeastern Virginia, the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

These collaborations have addressed research topics related to performance metrics, decision support, risk analysis, critical infrastructure protection, flooding, public health, vulnerable populations, citizen evacuation and sheltering, all-hazards planning, all-hazards mitigation, and community resilience.

EDUCATION

B.S. in Geography, 2008
Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA

A.A. in Liberal Arts, 2006
Tidewater Community College (TCC), Virginia Beach, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VMASC, Senior Project Scientist
Suffolk, VA
2017 - Present

VMASC, Project Scientist
Suffolk, VA
2012 - 2017

VMASC, Research Associate
Suffolk, VA
2009 - 2012

VMASC, Student Intern
Suffolk, VA
2007 - 2009

DECISION ANALYTIC SUPPORT FOR LOCAL CAPABILITIES ASSESSMENT OF READINESS (LCAR) FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM)

2020 - Present

DECISION ANALYTIC SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM)

2020 - Present

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM) PRE-SCREENING PUBLIC NON-PROFIT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FOR COVID-19

2020 - Present

SUPPORT FOR MODELING THE MOBILITY & COORDINATION OF MATERIAL, LABOR, & DISPLACED VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

2020 - Present
Sponsored by the ODU Office of Research and Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

DECISION SUPPORT FOR THE HAMPTON ROADS URBAN AREA WORKING GROUP (UAWG) URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI) GRANT ALLOCATION

2019 - Present

DECISION ANALYTIC SUPPORT FOR VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (VDEM) GRANT PROGRAMS:

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA),
2016-Present

Emergency Management Performance Grant, Port Security Grant Program, Non-Profit Security Grant Program (varies by year),
2013-Present

State Homeland Security Program,
2012-Present

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grant Allocation Multi-Objective Benefit-Cost Methodology. MODSIM World Conference, March, 2019.

Ezell, B., Lawsure, K. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grant Allocation. Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Conference, March 2019

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B., Collins A., Horst, J., Hester, P. Web Enabled Selection Method for Key Performance Indicators for Manufacturing. MODSIM World Conference, April 2015..

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B. 2013 Virginia Homeland Security Portfolio Value Model. MODSIM World Conference, April 2014.

Lawsure, K., Ezell, B. 2012 Virginia Homeland Security Portfolio Value Model. MODSIM World Conference, May 2013.

Suchitra, M., Shen, Y., Garcia, H., Lawsure, K. Virtual VMASC: A 3D Game Environment. MODSIM World Conference October 2009; NASA Technical Reports Server, March 2010.

Tran, P., Weireter, L., Sokolowski, W., Lawsure, K., Sokolowski, J. (2009). HAZUS Modeling for Hurricane Effect on a Healthcare Campus: Implications for Health Care Planning. The American Surgeon, Vol. 75, No. 11, pp. 1059-1064.

Lawsure, K., Sokolowski, W. Regional Tertiary Care Center Disaster Response Model. United States Military Academy Capstone Conference, April 2009; MODSIM World Conference, September 2008.

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