Timothy J. Haney is Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, and holds the inaugural Board of Governors Research Chair in Resilience & Sustainability. From 2014-2919 he served as the founding Director of the Centre for Community Disaster Research at MRU. He's a sociologist of disaster, environment, cities, and science, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. His research covers topics such as risk perception, social inequalities in disaster recovery, climate change beliefs, post-disaster environmental views, and urban politics. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Urban Affairs, Environmental Sociology, Disasters, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, and The Sociological Quarterly. Dr. Haney lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and takes classes of MRU students to New Orleans to learn about disaster recovery while serving the community.