Wilson Center Experts
Dr. Clarence Wardell
Clarence L. Wardell III, Ph.D. joined CNA Safety and Security in September 2009. As a research analyst Dr. Wardell has worked on FEMA’s Strategic Preparedness and Analytical Reporting (SPAR) Product -- modeling national mass care capability preparedness using social network theory and resource assignment methods, and developing life-cycle cost models to quantify and assess all-hazards response preparedness for FEMA. He has worked with city governments to develop regional catastrophic preparedness plans -- developing resource gap analysis models of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Public Safety and Security Response (EPSSR) capabilities in response to two catastrophic disaster scenarios. He also participated in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Haiti Earthquake After Action Conference where he helped facilitate discussion among National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) first responders in regards to perceived challenges and successes during the system's first international deployment.
Prior to joining CNA, Wardell served as a research intern with International Business Machines’ On-Demand Innovation Services Group in Hawthorne, New York. While there he developed a capacity- and value-based pricing (CVBP) model for professional consulting services, for use in negotiating services contracts, increasing profits, and smoothing demand. In 2004 he served an internship with Intel Corporation’s Flash Embedded Solutions Team where he designed and developed a C tool to measure raw read and write performance times on flash devices to allow for a baseline in determining potential file system speed optimizations. He also served internships at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Wardell earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering (Economic Decision Analysis) from Georgia Institute of Technology, where was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation. He received his B.S.E. degree from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor,
Wardell is member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and the National Society of Black Engineers. He is also a member of CNA’s Educational and Charitable Fund Committee (ECFC) as served as the program lead for the 2010 ECFC Volunteer Fair.In 2008 he served as a doctoral fellow with the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and was a delegate to the INNOVATE Conference on Globalization, Technology, and Leadership in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Singapore, Singapore. In 2005 he received an Office of Naval Research and North Carolina A&T Future Engineering Faculty Fellowship, and in 2006 was an IBM FOCUS Fellowship Recipient.