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Graduate Students

Thomas Vogel

Thomas Vogel

Education: B.A. in Geography and Global Studies, with Departmental Honors; B.S. in Chemistry with American Chemical Society Accreditation Honors, Hofstra University in Hemstead, NY 2016

Interests: GIS, Water Resources, Water Quality, Environmental Impact, Pollution Source Determination, Infrastructure Impact on the Environment, Environmental Science and Geography

Thesis: 'Prisons and pollutant plumes: a spatial analysis of LULU coexistence'

Committee: Dr. Burrell Montz

Zachary Sefcovic

Zachary Sefcovic

Education: B.S. in Meteorology, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 2014

Interests: Tropical Meteorology, Societal Impacts of Weather, Aviation/Transportation Meteorology, GIS

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Marla Thompson

Marla Thompson

Education: BA in Geography, Minor in Mathematics and GIS, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 2015

Interests: Human geography, sustainable tourism, sustainable development, climate change, community development, social justice

Thesis: The Hostess City of the South: Destination Image, Risk Perception, and Tourism in Savannah, Georgia

Committee: Dr. Misun Hur (Advisor), Dr. Jeff Popke, Dr. Beth Bee

Hannah Wells

Hannah Wells

Education: B.S. in Meteorology - Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 2016

Interests: Climate Change, Aviation Meteorology, Tropical Meteorology, Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate Change

Thesis: 'Dynamic and thermodynamic mechanisms for the onset of the Southeastern U.S. convective season'

Committee: Dr. Tom Rickenbach, Dr. Rosana Nieto Ferreira, Dr. Scott Curtis

Candice Boling

Candice Boling

Education: B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences with a concentration in weather forecasting, cum laude, departmental distinction, UNC - Asheville, 2014

Interests: Weather and public perception, communicating weather, teaching, land and ocean interactions, coastal storms, seabreeze fronts

Thesis: Should Hazard Communicators Use Past Hurricane Experience When Relaying Future Hurricane Impacts Specifically in Eastern North Carolina?

Committee: Dr. Burrell Montz (Advisor), Dr. Scott Curtis, Dr. Tom Rickenbach

Mary Brown

Mary Brown

Education: B.S. Meteorology and B.S. Computational Mathematics, Cum Laude with Departmental Recognition, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach, 2016

Interests: Climate Change, Seabreeze, Tropical Cyclones, Tropical Waves, Space Weather

Thesis: TBD

Committee: Dr. Rosana Nieto Ferreira

Zachary Dickerson

Zachary Dickerson

Education: B.A. in International Studies, Bridgewater College, 2014

Interests: Coastal Geography, Sustainable Development, Environmental Geography, Renewable Energy

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Logan McSherry

Logan McSherry

Education: B.S. in Earth Science and Geography, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, 2016

Interests: Natural Hazards, Emergency Management, Geomorphology, Severe Weather, GIS

Thesis: 'Tourists perceptions of environmental changes on North Carolina's Outer Banks: a case study of Cape Hatteras National Seashore'

Committee: Dr. Tom Rickenbach, Dr. Rosana Nieto Ferreira, Dr. Scott Curtis

Samantha Connolly

Samantha Connolly

Education: B.S. In Meteorology, Emergency Management, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Interests: Societal impacts of weather, weather and public perception, tropical meteorology, coastal storms

Thesis: 'Future flood risk perceptions following Hurricane Matthew: a study of Eastern North Carolinians'

Committee: Dr. Burrell Montz

Brittany Rivenbark

Brittany Rivenbark

Education: B.S. in Geography, Minor in Biology, GIS Certificate, East Carolina University 2016

Interests: Environmental and Coastal Geography, Environmental Impact Analysis, Water Quality, Water Resources, Human-Environment Interaction, Watershed Sustainability

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

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Malcolm Johnson

Education: B.S. in GIS, East Carolina University, 2017

Interests: Hurricane risk prediction

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Kara Chipiwalt

Kara Chipiwalt

Education: B.S. in GIS, James Madison University, 2017

Interests: Climate change and ecosystem Impacts, sea-level rise, hurricanes

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Education: B.S. in GIS, James Madison University 2017

Interests: Extreme weather, tropical meteorology, climate change

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Isaiah Higgs

Isaiah Higgs

Education: B.S. Geography, UNC Wilmington, 2017

Interests: Social justice, archaeology

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

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Julian Brady

Education: B.S. Biology, East Carolina University, 2017

Interests: GIS and commercial forest management and productivity

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Samantha Wright

Samantha Wright

Education: B. S. Meteorology, Virginia Tech, 2017

Interests: Severe weather forecasting, fog formation on mountains

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Tyquin Washington

Tyquin Washington

Education: B.S. in Archaeology, UNC Greensboro, 2017

Interests: GIS, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Flood Management, Human Geography

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD

Tyler Reynolds

Tyler Reynolds

Education: B.S. Geography, UNC Greensboro, 2017

Interests: Coastal management and conservation, coastal geomorphology, GIS, natural resource management, water resource management, environmental management and conservation

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD