Research Associates

Director

Jamie Kruse, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics
  • Areas of expertise: Experimental economics; risk, uncertainty, and individual decision making; risk perceptions and mitigation behavior
  • Research in natural hazards: Hurricane, wind, and flooding hazards
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Assistant Directors

Scott Curtis, PhD
Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science/Geography
  • Areas of expertise: ENSO, global precipitation, tropical climatology, GIS
  • Research in natural hazards: Climatology of coastal storms, extreme precipitation events, drought
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Donna Kain, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Areas of expertise: risk and emergency communication; technical and professional discourse; new media in formal and informal educational applications
  • Research in natural hazards: Hurricane risk and emergency communication; risk perception
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Office Staff

Nick Duncan
Administrative Support Specialist
Okmyung Bin, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics
 
John Bishop, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics
D. Reide Corbett, PhD
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
 
Mamadi Corra, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
Stephen Culver, PhD
Chair, Department of Geology
Bob Edwards, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
Rick Ericson, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics
 
J. Randall Ethridge, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering
 
Paul Gares, PhD
Professor, Department of Geography
 
Ausmita Ghosh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
 
Cynthia Grace-McCaskey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
 
David Griffith, PhD
Professor, Department of Anthropology
 
Shanyue Guan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering
 
Jacob Hochard, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
 
Greg Howard, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
 
J. Brad Karl, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Finance
 
Andrew Keeler, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics; Head of Coastal Public Policy Program and Coastal Sustainability at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute
 
Jonathan Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
 
Haiyong Liu, PhD
Chair, Department of Economics
 
David Mallinson, PhD
Professor, Marine Geology
Alex Manda, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geology
 
Ernie Marshburn, PhD
Director, Center for Recreational Boating Research
 
Charleen McNeill, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nursing Science
 
Ron Mitchelson, PhD
Provost, and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
 
Burrell Montz, PhD
Professor, Department of Geography
 
Jason Mose, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Services and Information Management
 
Anuradha Mukherji, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
 
Susan Pearce, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
 
Enrique Reyes, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology
 
Tom Rickenbach, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
 
Hans Vogelsong, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
Thad Wasklewicz, PhD
Chair, Department of Geography
 
Brenda Wells, PhD
Professor, Department of Finance; Director, Risk Management & Insurance Program
 
Rui Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

 

Zaneta Adme
Ph.D. Student, Coastal Resources Management

Robert J. Howard
Graduate Student, Geological Sciences

Hillary B. Huffer
Ph.D. Student, Coastal Resources Management
  • Areas of expertise: Social Sciences, Natural Resource Economics, Coastal Resources Management, Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
  • Research in natural hazards: Deepwater Horizon Incident and Applications of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Incorporating Risk and Hazards
Alyson Lewis
Ph.D. Student, Coastal Resources Management
  • Areas of expertise: Environmental and natural resource economics, experimental economics, behavioral economics, coastal resources management
  • Research in natural hazards: Economics of coastal beach systems and the management of coastal shoreline erosion
Christina Weigand
Ph.D. Student, Coastal Resources Management

Thomas A. Birkland, PhD
William T. Kretzer Professor of Public Policy
North Carolina State University

Tom Crawford, PhD
Banpu Endowed Chair of Sustainability
St. Louis University

Chris Dumas, PhD
Associate Professor, Economics
UNC-Wilmington

Bradley Ewing, PhD
Jerry S. Rawls Professor of Operations Management
Texas Tech University

Edd Hauser, PhD
Director of the Center for Transportation Policy Studies
UNC-Charlotte

Scott Hein, PhD
I. Wylie and Elizabeth Briscoe Chair of Management and Finance Professor of Finance
Texas Tech University

Paul Hindsley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
Eckerd College

Mohammad Jahan-Parvar, PhD
Economist
Department of Treasury, Office of Financial Research

Jeffrey Johnson, PhD
Preeminent Professor of Anthropology
University of Florida

Craig Landry, PhD
Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Georgia

Jingyuan Li, PhD
Professor, Institute of High Energy Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Farooq Malik, PhD
Associate Professor of Finance
Zayed University

James Porto, PhD
Director Executive Programs Health Policy Administration
UNC-Chapel Hill

Tom Rickenbach, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology

Mark Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics
Texas Tech University

John Whitehead, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics
Appalachian State University

Kenneth Wilson, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology

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