Hamilton Bean, Ph.D., MBA, APR, is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. He also serves as Director of the University of Colorado Denver’s International Studies Program. He specializes in the study of mobile public alert and warning. He was part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-funded research team that investigated the optimization of Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages for imminent threats. He has earned funding from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership to study mobile public alert and warning systems and messages. He is Associate Editor for Natural Hazards Review, and his research has been published in numerous international academic journals and edited volumes. His book, Mobile Technology and the Transformation of Public Alert and Warning (Praeger Security International, 2019), won the 2021 Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association.