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Toddi A. Steelman, Ph.D, 

Dr. Toddi Steelman is the Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  She a past-President of the International Association of Wildland Fire. The author of four books, Steelman has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, as well as opinion and editorial pieces in Nature, the Globe and MailThe Hill and the Los Angeles Times. She has brought her 20 years of wildfire expertise to bear in a variety of venues including the Royal Society (UK), National Academy of Sciences (US) and as an invited keynote speaker in Canada, Germany, Australia and the United States. Her research agenda has focused on understanding community responses to wildfire, and how communities and agencies interact for more effective wildfire management on large, interjurisdictionally complex wildfires, much of which has taken place with her valued colleague and fellow Fire Chaser, Dr. Branda Nowell.