If you're interested in working with me, send an email with your resume or CV and a statement of interest. Contact me early so we can work on project ideas and apply for funding.
I am a faculty member in Geography and Spatial Sciences, Disaster Science and Management, and Urban Affairs and Public Policy and an affiliate of the School of Marine Science & Policy. I mainly advise students in these programs. I'm open to working with students in other departments subject to the requirements of the home department.
For PhD students, please look at this advising document and this annual review to get a sense of my approach to advising and my expectations. Also check out the advising resources and opportunities below.
For Master's students, please read this advising document. Note: if you would like me to be your advisor, I require that you contact me no later than the spring of your first year (or one year before your anticipated graduation).
Undergraduates, email me and tell me about your research interests and experience. I commonly supervise student projects through UDRAW and the Summer Fellows programs. Biden School majors: consider applying for the Lynda D. Woolard Scholarship.
Discrimination must not only be avoided but actively prevented and redressed. We must dismantle systems that perpetuate inequality. Here are some steps I am taking.
I am exploring the use of video games in climate change social science courses. Thanks to the UD library for making this possible! Some of the games we are currently using include:
I'll give feedback on how students receive each of these games. In future, I hope we'll be able to explore Civilization Gathering Storm, Fate of the World, Endling, and the Perfect Dark remake. If you have suggestions for other games that incorporate climate change or environmental justice themes, let me know! Note - I'm mostly interested in non-serious games. While I recognize the value of serious gaming, I am curious to explore how students encounter climate & EJ in mainstream culture.
DENIN Environmental Fellows
Quick Response Grants - Natural Hazards Center
See more opportunities at UD here: https://grad.udel.edu/graduate-opportunities/
NOAA SeaGrant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program (during grad school)
Presidential Management Fellowship (for graduate students after graduation)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (for incoming Master's students or select PhDs)
National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)
Lynda D. Woolard Scholarship
UD Summer Scholars/Fellows
See more opportunities at UD here: https://grad.udel.edu/undergraduate-opportunities/
NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship)