Dr. Joshua L. DeVincenzo

Pronouns: He/Him

Assistant Director for Education and Training, National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), Columbia Climate School

Adjunct Lecturer, National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP)

Affiliated with: M.A. in Climate and Society

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Dr. Josh DeVincenzo is the Assistant Director for Education and Training and Adjunct Lecturer at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia Climate School, Columbia University. He recently received his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College with his dissertation on "Enhancing Capacity in Adult Climate Literacy: Investigating Sustainability Mindsets in the U.S. Emergency Management Profession".

Dr. DeVincenzo focuses on developing learning experiences associated with FEMA training projects that navigate housing, economic recovery, mass care and sheltering, pandemic planning, and climate literacy. He has developed instructor-led and web-based curricula regarding financial literacy, economic impact analysis, and community partnerships.

He hopes to create accessible and quality educational programming that benefits the common good at scale. He holds a master’s degree in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and a Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, focusing on Adult Learning and Cognitive Science. He has published his work on climate pedagogy and cognition in esteemed journals and outlets such as the Journal of International Affairs, Routledge, State of Planet, and The Hill