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Sandra Knight, Ph.D., PE

Sandra Knight
Sandra Knight, Ph.D., PE.

Sandra Knight is a Senior Research Engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, where she works with her other colleagues in the development of disaster and water policy, building disaster resilient communities and promoting flood risk management initiatives through the Center for Disaster Resilience. Sandra completed her federal career in October 2012 as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA, responsible for the nation’s floodplain mapping, management and mitigation grants supporting the National Flood Insurance Program, environmental compliance for the agency, and oversight of the National Dam Safety Program. Before she went to FEMA, she was responsible for the development of policies and strategies to ensure scientific excellence at NOAA, and spent most of her federal career as a research hydraulic engineer working on navigation, environmental and flood risk management projects around the countrywith the US Army Corps of Engineers.

She has a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis, M.S. from Mississippi State University and a B.S. from Memphis State University, all in Civil Engineering. She is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, a Diplomate Water Resource Engineer and a Diplomate Navigation Engineering. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Meteorological Society, the Society of Women Engineers, Sigma Xi and a Fellow for PIANC.

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skknight@umd.edu
301-405-1900

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Sandra Knight is a Senior Research Engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Knight works in the development of disaster and water policy, building disaster resilient communities and promoting flood risk management initiatives through the Center for Disaster Resilience.


Knight has a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis, M.S. from Mississippi State University and a B.S. from Memphis State University, all in Civil Engineering.