School for Public Affairs and Administration
Tiffany Chapman is from Southern California where she earned bachelors’ degrees in psychology and criminal justice. She enjoyed a decade-long, award-winning career in retail bank management while also serving on boards of various non-profit organizations and spent much of her time volunteering for the arts. Since moving to New York City in 2012, Ms. Chapman has earned her MPA from Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), specializing in emergency and disaster management. She now works for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management as the Manager of Mitigation where she oversees the Agency’s natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery programs. Ms. Chapman is the first woman in her office to hold a management position. In addition to her OEM duties, Ms. Chapman teaches at her graduate alma mater for both the traditional and online graduate emergency management programs. She has lectured internationally at both universities and conferences and has worked in emergency operation centers for major events in the New York City metropolitan region, including the Super Bowl, multiple NYC Marathons, the 2015 Papal visit, and various other severe storms and emergencies. Most recently, Ms. Chapman authored the Port Authority’s inaugural Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.