Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Pulte Institute for Global Development; Engineering; Keough School of Global Affairs

William J. Pulte Director, Pulte Institute for Global Development; Professor of Engineering and Global Affairs; Academic Director, Integration Lab

  • Engineering for international development
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Resilient and sustainable communities
  • Civil infrastructure and housing

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‘Hybrid’ disaster response shows how localization saves lives

Tracy Kijewski-Correa, professor of engineering and global affairs and the William J. Pulte Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, part of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, was the lead author for the study, published in the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.

Notre Dame unifies, strengthens poverty fight with new initiative

A new anti-poverty initiative launched at the University of Notre Dame with a $100 million gift from an alumni couple will look for new ways of thinking and talking about the issue. “Notre Dame’s Poverty Initiative is driven by a moral imperative to prioritize the needs of the poor and vulnerable, rooted in Catholic social teaching” said Notre Dame economist Jim Sullivan, co-founder and director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities. Tracy Kijewski-Correa, director of the university’s Pulte Institute for Global Development, said the initiative is looking for new ways to manage the issue and express its impacts. “Poverty is not just material deprivation,” she said. “It affects everything and every part of a person.”

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Home climate-proofing can lower your bills. Why people still aren’t doing it

“The messaging we’ve been using about avoiding losses in the future — you do this today and in the future you shall be spared — it doesn’t work,” says Tracy Kijewski-Correa, a professor, director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development at the University of Notre Dame, and a co-author of the study.

The US isn’t ready for stronger hurricanes, experts say. How structures are built could help.

Hurricane recovery can last at least a decade and sometimes longer, said Tracy Kijewski-Correa, an engineering and global affairs professor at the University of Notre Dame who has worked on several major disasters, including 2017's Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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For scientists, Hurricane Ian is posing threats—and opportunities

Events like Ian offer a “very good stress test” for buildings, says Tracy Kijewski-Correa, director of the program and a civil engineer at the University of Notre Dame.

New lab to simulate 200 mph hurricanes in quest to make storm-resistant homes

But turning that science into on-the-ground home improvement will be another challenge, says Tracy Kijewski-Correa, a structural engineer at Notre Dame University and NICHE co-lead researcher.

Here Come the First Responders ... And the Engineers?

When you first see the sheer magnitude of destruction at the site where a hurricane made landfall, “there’s usually a take-your-breath-away moment,” says Tracy Kijewski-Correa, a structural engineer at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. 

Hakai, Smithsonian Magazine

When a Natural Disaster Hits, Structural Engineers Learn From the Destruction

When you first see the sheer magnitude of destruction where a hurricane made landfall, “there’s usually a take-your-breath-away moment,” says Tracy Kijewski-Correa, a structural engineer at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.