Assistant Professor of Geography, Auburn University

I am a geographer who studies the relationship between nature and society. Specific research and teaching interests include human dimension of climate change, environmental risk perceptions, environmental policy/planning, and community resilience to natural hazards. My scholarly work has appeared in Weather, Climate, and Society, Journal of Risk Research, Risk Analysis, International Journal of Climatology, Social Science Quarterly, Environmental Politics, and Water Research. In addition to my academic experience, I have worked for Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. I consider myself as both an environmental scholar and a practitioner.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Geography, Auburn University at Montgomery
  • 2013–2014
    Coastal Resources Scientist, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Education

  • 2012 
    Louisiana State University, Ph.D in Geography
  • 2009 
    University of Wyoming, Master of Planning

Publications

  • 2017
    International Journal of Climatology, Understanding perceptions of changing hurricane strength along the U.S. Gulf Coast
  • 2017
    China’s Urbanization and Socioeconomic Impact, Understanding Chinese environmental risk perceptions from 1995 - 2015
  • 2017
    Water Research , A sequential model to link contextual risk, perception and public support for flood adaptation policy
  • 2017
    Environmental Politics, Weather, climate, politics, or God? – determinants of American public opinions toward global warming
  • 2017
    Water Research, Understanding the effects of past flood events, perceived and estimated flood risks on individuals' voluntary flood insurance purchase behaviors
  • 2016
    Risk Analysis, Seeing is believing? - An examination of perceptions of local weather conditions and climate change among residents in the U.S. Gulf Coast
  • 2016
    Social Science Quarterly, Science, scientists, and local weather: understanding mass attitudes toward global warming
  • 2016
    Journal of Risk Research, Are actual weather and perceived weather the same?
  • 2014
    Weather, Climate, and Society, Weather, climate, and the economy: explaining risk perceptions of global warming, 2001-2010

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Early-Career Research Fellow
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Gulf Research Program

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • American Association of Geographers