Dr. Jamie Aten is the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL).

His latest books include the Disaster Ministry Handbook and A Walking Disaster: What Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience.

In 2016 he received the FEMA Community Preparedness Champion award at the White House.