Timothy Davidson, MS, MSW, PhD Candidate

DRLA Fellow, Adjunct Instructor, Program Coordinator - Consortium for Equitable Disaster Resilience (CEDR)


Timothy Davidson


Timothy Davidson is currently the program coordinator for the Consortium for Equitable Disaster Resilience (CEDR) where he’s involved in community-based participatory research looking at how to remove barriers seen in disaster recovery programs. He's also a DRLA fellow/adjunct instructor teaching a class he helped design titled "Path to Funding: Grants, Research, and Community Engagement". 

After receiving his master’s degrees, he was involved with the local Continuum of Care lead, UNITY, which seeks to end homelessness in New Orleans. There he was a site supervisor of various temporary transitional housing facilities. In addition to his work with CEDR he's now also a PhD student with Stellenbosch University, where he's exploring the role of social workers in climate change and disasters. 

Outside of his work and studies he’s a fly fishing and fly-tying enthusiast, loves seafood, and enjoys spending time with his family.

Areas of Expertise

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • International Social Work
  • Poverty, Economic Inequality, Homelessness, and Food Insecurity
  • Qualitative and Mixed Method Research
  • Research
  • Resilience
  • School Social Work


  • PhD candidate, Stellenbosch University
  • Master of Science in Disaster Leadership and Resilience, Tulane University
  • Master of Social Work, Tulane University
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Idaho

Selected Funding

  • Walmart Foundation