Timothy W. Collins

University of Texas at El Paso, USA


Timothy W. Collins is a Human-Environmental Geographer and Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas, El Paso, Tx, USA. He holds a Ph.D. degree in geography from Arizona State University, Az, USA (2005), where he was a US National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Fellow in urban ecology, and the B.A. (1998) and M.A. degrees (2000) in geography from California State University, Chico, Calf, USA. With funding from the US NSF, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), his research centers on understanding social vulnerability to environmental hazards using multimethod research approaches. In research on wildfire hazards, he has clarified influences on self-protective decision-making at the household level. He has contributed to the vulnerability science and environmental justice literatures through GIS-based spatial analyses of risk to water scarcity in Arizona and multiple hazards in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez metropolis. In a qualitative line of research, he has sought to enhance understanding of the role of societal organizations in the production of unequal environmental risk based on historical and institutional analyses. His most recent work contributes to knowledge about transnational, human health and climate change-related dimensions of risks, hazards, and disasters.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2012

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