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College of Arts & Sciences
Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute



Kevin Ash

Ph.D. 2015

Post-doc researcher, University of South Florida

Lindsey Barnes

M.S. 2008

Works for enXco, a wind and solar development company

Melanie Bartis

M.S. 2004

Program Manager for the Houston Regional Prepardness Initiative, Houston, TX

Melissa (Berry) Potter

M.S. 2008

Chief of Logistics, South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Kevin Borden

Ph.D. 2008, M.S. 2004

Senior Specialist, Obsidian Analysis, Washington D.C.

Bryan Boruff

Ph.D. 2005

Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia

Greg Bowser

Ph.D. 2013

Lead Analyst & Project Manager, Haystack Technology, McLean, VA

Kyle Buck

Ph.D. 2014


Christopher Burton

Ph.D. 2012, M.S. 2007

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Richard F. Collins, Jr.

Ph.D. 1998

DCS Corporation, Huntsville, AL

Mark W. Corson

Ph.D. 1997

Professor of Geography, Northwest Missouri State University

Eric Daley

B.S. 2003

Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy

Elizabeth Dunn

M.S. 2007

General Accounting Office, Atlanta, GA

Andrew Edmonds

M.S. 2006

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, Durham, NC

Chris Emrich

Ph.D. 2005

Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

Elijah Evans

M.S. 2008

Research Analyst at CENTRA Technology, Washington D.C.

Katie Field

M.S. 2000

Michael Baker Corporation, Washington D.C.

Christina Finch

M.S. 2006

FEMA, Washington D.C.

Melanie Gall

Ph.D. 2007

Research Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Patrice Goins

M.A. 2002

Director of Public Health Prepardness for Region 3 of SCDHEC

Dan Goff

M.S. 2015


Robert Gottlieb

M.S. 2015

 GIS Analyst, Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis

Christina Griffin

M.A. 2009

Emergency Preparedness Specialist at Georgia's Northeast Health District

Arleen A. Hill

Ph.D. 2002, M.S. 1998

Associate Professor of Geography, University of Memphis

Danika Holm Yeager

M.S. 1994

Regional Director, TE Products, Pennsylvania

Steve Jones

M.S. 2003

U.S. Department of State

Bandana Kar

Ph.D. 2008

Associate Professor of Geography and Geology, University of Southern Mississippi

Cindy Kolomechuk

M.S. 2001

Manager of Special Projects, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, Portland, OR.

Jitka Kotelenska 

M.A. 2005

CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd, Seattle, WA.

Valerie Kudes Double

M.S. 1998

Project Manager, AECOM, Abington, PA

Reggie McCarn

M.S. 2005

Analyst, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Ginni Melton

M.S. 2008

NFIP Coordinator, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security

Charmel Menzel

M.S. 2001

ESRI, Hazards and Emergency Management Group, Washington, D.C.

Jerry T. Mitchell

Ph.D. 1998

Director, Center of Excellence for Geographic Education, University of South Carolina

Jaime Mitchem

Ph.D. 2004

Associate Professor of Geography and GIS, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA

Dan Morath

M.S. 2010

Pacific Disaster Center, Kihei, HI

Leigh Ann Morgan

M.S. 1998


Angela Nelson

M.S. 2005

Hazard Mitigation Planner, IEM, Inc., Durham, NC.

Khai H. Nguyen

M.S. 2015

Ph.D. student, Rutgers University

Jaime Easoz Painter

M.S. 2002

Geographer, Georgia Water Science Center of U.S. Geological Survey

Darren B. Parnell

Ph.D. 2005

Associate Professor of Geography, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Paul David Putnam

M.S. 2000

Community Resource Development Educator, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Rachel Reeves

M.S. 2015

Research Associate, HVRI, University of South Carolina

Matthew C. Schmidtlein

Ph.D. 2008, M.S. 2005

Associate Professor of Geography, Sacramento State University

Ronnie Schumann

Ph.D. 2015

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Michael S. Scott

Ph.D. 1998

Professor of Geography, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Michael Senn

Ph.D. 2014

 U.S. Army, Washington D.C.

Joanne Stevenson

M.S. 2010 

Senior Research Fellow, University of Canterbury,  Christchurch, New Zealand

Eric Tate

Ph.D. 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Iowa

Deborah S.K. Thomas

Ph.D. 1999

Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado-Denver.

Jennifer Webb Haney

Ph.D. 2010

Assistant Professor of Geography, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

Megan Wood

M.S. 2016

Mitigation Planner, South Carolina Emergency Management Division