Jamie D. Aten, PhD is a disaster psychologist and disaster ministry expert. As the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College, he studies how people can cultivate faith and resilience amidst mass, humanitarian, and personal disasters. He has been recognized for his work with an APA Early Career Award and the 2016 FEMA Community Preparedness Champion Award at the White House. Dr. Aten has written or coedited seven books, published over 100 professional research papers, and has contributed to USA Today, TIME, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and Christianity Today. He resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife and three children.