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College of Arts & Sciences
Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute


Master Theses

Jacob Ramthun, 2020. Flooding and Industrial Swine Farming in North Carolina: Implications of Natech Hazards on the Assessment of Environmental Justice. 

Tracy Whelen, 2020.  A GIS-Based Risk Assessment for Fire Departments: Case Study of Richland County, SC

Jessica M. Brugh. 2019. Don't Rock the Boat: An Analysis of Boat Mitigation Prior to Hurricane Landfall.

Raelene Campbell. 2018. Tweets About Tornado Warnings: A Spatiotemporal & Content Analysis.

Erika O. Pham. 2018. Analysis of Evacuation Behaviors and Departure Timing for October 2016's Hurricane Matthew.

Khai Hoan Nguyen. 2015.  Institutional Resilience along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the Context of Pre- and Post-Hurricane Katrina.

Rachel Reeves. 2015.  Economic Losses and Extreme Tornado Events.

Wesley Chad Seigler. 2014.  Analysis of Hurricane Preparedness Levels and Evacuation Intent for South Carolina Coastal Residents.

Dara Angelo. 2012. The Impact of Optimism on Evacuation Behavior in South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Zones.

Dan Morath. 2010. Social Vulnerability and Public Health: Developing a Metric for Medical Emergency Management in Florida.

Casey Zuzak. 2010. Differences in Urban and Rural Natural Hazards Mortality in the United States.

Joanne Stevenson. 2010. Rebuilding Coastal Mississippi Following Hurricane Katrina: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis.

Christina Griffin. 2009. Gender and Social Captial: Social Networks Post-Disaster.

Ginni Melton. 2008. Assessing Coastal Erosion Vulnerability: A Case Study of Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Elijah Evans. 2008. Spatial Modeling of Point Source Hazards: Securing the Chemical Industry of the United States Against Terrorist Agendas.

Melissa Berry. 2008. Insurance and Natural Hazard Losses: A Case Study of Florida Counties, 1997-2006.

Lindsey Barnes. 2008. Equity of Individual Assistance in Hurricane Katrina.

Christopher Burton. 2007. Social Vulnerability and Hurricane Impact Modeling.

Elizabeth Dunn. 2007. Terrorism’s Spatiality and Identity through Media Content Analysis.

Reggie McCarn. 2007. Biological hazards and their impact on South Carolina: A Hazard Assessment of Zoonotic Avian Influenza.

Andrew Edmonds. 2006. Employing GIS techniques to Counter the Reluctance of Pet Owners to Evacuate from Disaster Events.

Christina Finch. 2006. Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Social Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards in the United States.

Angela Nelson. 2005. Conjoint Disasters in South Carolina: the Threat of Tornado-Induced Hazardous Material Releases at TRI Facilities.

Jitka Kotelenska. 2005. Geospatial Technology in State Emergency Management Agencies.

Mathew C. Schmidtlein. 2005. The Spatial Distribution of Biophysical Vulnerability from Natural Hazards in the United States.

Melanie Baker. 2004. Hazardous Materials Transportation in South Carolina.

Melanie Bartis. 2004. Floods in Georgetown County, South Carolina: A Geographical Assessment of Losses.

Kevin Borden. 2004. Comparing the Vulnerability of the Built Environment Among US Cities.

Steve Jones. 2003. Spatial Modeling of Tornadoes.

Patrice Burns. 2002. What is your Professional Opinion? Risk Perception of Natural and Technological Hazards among County Emergency Management Directors in South Carolina.

Jaime Easoz. 2002. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Flood Reduction Methods in South Carolina.

Cindy Kolomechuk. 2001. Gully Erosion in Spartanburg County from 1939 to 2001.

Katie Field. 2000. Effects of Hazardous Sites on Property Values in Richland County, South Carolina.

Paul David Putnam. 2000. Hurricane Hazard Impact on Property Value Change: A Case Study of Pawley's Island, South Carolina.

Arleen A. Hill. 1998. Seismic Hazard Susceptibility in Southwestern Montana: Comparison at Dillon and Bozeman.

Valerie Kudes. 1998. Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: A Comparison of U.S. Cities in Local Agenda 21 and Climate Change Mitigation.

Charmel Menzel. 1998. GIS Analysis of Hazardous Chemical Releases Resulting from Flooding.

Leigh Ann Morgan. 1998. A Post-Flood Analysis of the Benefits of Floodplain Management Regulations in Beaufort County, North Carolina.

Danika Holm. 1994. Environmental Inequities in South Carolina: The Distribution of Hazardous Waste Facilities.