Dr. Dean Kyne
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Dean Kyne serves as Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the Director of the Disaster Studies MA Program. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief, the International Journal of Disaster and Emergency Management.
PhD, Arizona State University.
Graduate Certificate in GIS, Arizona State University.
MPS, Cornell University.
MPA, Pennsylvania State University.
Post-doctorate, Karlsruhe University, Germany.
Post-doctorate, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
PhD, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand.
MA, The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
B.Ag., Yezin Agricultural University, Burma.
Frequently Taught Courses
Introduction to Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Disasters and Society, GIS for Disasters Management, GIS for Social Sciences
Research and Publications
Dr. Kyne's research studies focus on environmental justice, disaster studies, disaster preparedness and mitigation, disaster and emergency management, disaster resiliency, hurricane evacuation, evacuation decision making, and nuclear power plant emergencies in the U.S.
He has published a first of its kind book entitled Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies in the U.S. by Springer Publishing in March 2017. In addition, he has published numerous articles focusing on disasters and emergency management, environmental justice, sustainability, resiliency, social capital, and preparedness for and evacuation in hurricane events in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV).
Dr. Kyne currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management (IJDREM).
He is a reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals including Social Justice Research Journal, Journal of Emergency Management, Sustainability Journal, PLOS ONE, Risks, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, Journal of Geosciences, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Emergencies, Journal of Social Justice, Infrastructure Journal and Journal of Transactions in GIS.
Dr. Kyne serves as a committee member, Research Committee on Disasters (RC#39), International Sociological Association (ISA). He is an active member of Association of American Geographers (AAG).
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