About the Author
Bimal Kanti Paul, Ph.D. (Kent State University, Ohio, USA) is a Professor of Geography at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, where he has been teaching for last 26 years. He specializes in geography of environmental hazards and disasters, health/medical geography, population geography, and quantitative analysis in geography. Dr. Paul has a very impressive publication record - to date he has published 91 papers in nearly 40 referred journals, two books (one co-author with Harun Rashid), 25 book chapters, 17 book reviews, and 32 other papers. Most of these publications are the outcomes of externally funded research grants, including three from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In four different times, Dr. Paul received fellowships from the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS). He was immediate past editor of the Geographical Review, a publication of the American Geographical Society (AGS). Prior to that, he was book review editor of The Professional Geographer, a quarterly journal of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). He is currently a member of the editorial boards of several professional journals, including The AAG Review of Books. He also served a member of the Editorial Board of several professional social science journals. Harun Rashid, Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA. Earlier, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2004-2009), Lakehead University, Canada (1975-2004), University of Benin, Nigeria (1981-1982), and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1965-1969). Dr Rashid has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on floodplain management and urban floods in Bangladesh, Canada, USA, and Nigeria. His other peer-reviewed articles include such diverse environmental topics as shoreline management on the Great Lakes, morphologic effects of dams and flood control channels (channelization projects), remedial action plans for pollution alleviation in the Great Lakes, choice modeling in water resources management, and media discourse on floods and climate change. He is the co-author of two books on climate change in Bangladesh (Rashid and Paul 2014; Paul and Rashid 2016). Dr Rashid is a member of the editorial board of four international journals: Disasters, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR), Environmental Management, and The Arab World Geographer. He had also a keen interest in research administration and served as the Acting Associate Vice President Research at Lakehead University for two and half years (2002-2004).