Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI)


Doctoral Dissertations

Michael Senn, 2014. A Comprehensive Disaster Risk Index for the United States.

Kyle Buck, 2014. Geographic Disparities in Cancer Mortality to Incidence Ratios.

Gregg Bowser, 2013. Determining the Differences in Hurricane Perception and Evacuation Behavior in the Elderly of South Carolina.

Christopher G. Burton. 2012. The Development of Metrics for Community Resilience to Natural Disasters.

Eric C. Tate. 2011. Indices of Social Vulnerability to Hazards: Model Uncertainty and Sensitivity.

Jennifer J. Webb. 2010. The Thin Green Line: Geographies of Ecoterrorism in the United States.

Kevin A. Borden. 2008. Natural Hazards Mortality in the United States.

Bandana Kar. 2008. Scaling Modeled Potential Residential Loss from a Storm Surge.

Mathew Schmidtlein. 2008. Spatio-Temporal Changes in Social Vulnerability of Charleston, SC from 1960 to 2010.

Melanie Gall. 2007. Indices of Social Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: A Comparative Evaluation.

Christopher Emrich. 2005. Social Vulnerability in US Metropolitan Areas: Improvements in Hazard Vulnerability Assessment.

Darren Parnell. 2005. A Climatology of Frost Extremes across the Southeast United States, 1950-1999.

Bryan Boruff. 2005. A Mutiple Hazards Assessment of Two Caribbean Nations: Barbados and St. Vincent.

Jamie Mitchem. 2004. Place Vulnerability to Tornadoes in the United States: A Multi-Scale Assessment.

Arleen A. Hill. 2002. Uncertainty and Behavior: Hurricane Hazards in Horry County, South Carolina.

Deborah S. K. Thomas. 1999. Factors Influencing Geographic Variability of Children's Vulnerability to Lead Hazards.

Richard F. Collins, Jr. 1998. Risk Visualization as a Means for Altering Hazard Cognition.

Jerry T. Mitchell. 1998. Hazards, Religion, and Place: Prayer and Peril in South Carolina.

Michael S. Scott. 1998. The Exploration of an Air Pollution Hazard Scenario Using Dispersion Modeling and a Volumetric Geographic Information System.

Mark W. Corson. 1997. Hazardscapes in Reunified Germany.






Masters Theses

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.