Scott Wollek

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Adjunct Faculty
Schar School of Policy and Government


Scott Wollek is an adjunct professor in the Biodefense Program at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government. An emergency manager by training, he serves as a Senior Program Officer and Director of the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Prior to joining The Academies, Scott served as the Senior Disaster Program Manager at The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. In that role he was responsible for the management of preparedness, response and recovery programs throughout the National Capital Region. During over a decade with the Red Cross, Scott held a variety of paid and volunteer staff positions involving local disaster response, training, exercises, plans and operations and served in leadership positions during disasters and special events including the 2009 and 2013 Presidential Inaugurations, 2010 blizzard and the NCR response to Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, the 2012 derecho, Hurricane Sandy, and the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Health Services from The George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, from George Mason University.