Dr. Dean Kyne
Curriculum Vitae

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Assistant Professor of Sociology
Disaster Studies M.A. Program
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
1201 W. University Dr., ELABN 3.343
Edinburg, TX 78539
dean.kyne@utrgv.edu; deankyne99@gmail.com

Current Positions at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure-track), Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Core Faculty, M.A. Disaster Studies Program
Coordinator, CERT Training Program Jointly Offered by the City of Weslaco and UTRGV
Committee, M.A. Disaster Studies Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Committee, Disaster Studies Minor Program
Committee, Environmental Studies Minor Program
Journal Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management
Journal Editor, Eco Rio Journal, University of Texas Rio Grande Valle

Education

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.
 

Training

Area of Specialization

Teaching: Introduction to Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Disaster and Society, Geographic Information System for Disaster and Emergency Management

Research: Disaster and Emergency Management, Sustainability, Resiliency, and Social Capital, Environmental Justice, Application of Geographic and Information System (GIS) to Disaster Studies, Nuclear Power Induced Emergencies and Disasters Management  

Professional Positions Held

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (August 29, 2015 – Present)
Visiting Researcher, Arizona State University. (July 9, 2014 - June 2016).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany. (May 1, 2006 - July 30, 2006).
Lecturer, Shinawatra University, Thailand. (October 1, 2005 - May 1, 2006).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. (January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005).
Director of Research and Evaluation, Maricopa County Education Service Agency, Maricopa County Government. (June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2015).
Committee, Arizona Geographic Information Council, Arizona State Government. (June 1, 2014 - August 15, 2015).
Research Analyst, ASU Online Administration, Arizona State University, Arizona. (February 1, 2012 - June 9, 2014).
Research/Data Analyst, Arizona Charter Schools Association, Phoenix, Arizona. (August 1, 2011 - February 1, 2012).
Graduate Research Associate, School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University, Arizona. (August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2011).

Awards and Honors

ADVANCE Leadership Institute Cohort 2018 Award, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (November 20, 2017)
University of Texas System the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award 2018 Nominee, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (October 3, 2017)
Faculty Excellent Award, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. (May 4, 2017).
Distinguished Community Engagement Partner Award, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. (April 20, 2017).
Graduate Fellowship Award, Arizona State University. (August 2009).
Presidential Scholarship Award, Pennsylvania State University. (2008).
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany. (2006).
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. (2005).

Grants and Research

Dean Kyne (PI), Arlett Lomeli, Dawid Wladyka, Katarzyna Sepielak, Owen Temby. Community Resiliency from Hurricane Disasters in the Bilingual and Bicultural Rio Grande Valley. Transforming Our Strategic Plan, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Funded on November 20, 2017 ($12,000)

Dean Kyne (PI), William Donner. A New Understanding of Hurricane Evacuation Behaviors: Developing Decision Support Tools with Nobel Spatial Data for Emergency Authorities Using an Integrated Approach. National Science Foundation (NSF). Submitted on September 15, 2017. ($1,161,667)

Dean Kyne (PI), William Donner. RAPID: UTRGV Harvey Recovery Project. National Science Foundation (NSF). Submitted on September 13, 2017. ($258,700)

Chu-Lin Cheng (Lead PI), Earnest Andrew, Jungseok Ho, Dean Kyne; David Hicks; John Breier (UTRGV); Say Kee Ong, Chris Rehmann, Leigh Tesfatsion (ISU). Agent-Based Modeling to Assess Vulnerability and Resilience of South Texas Gulf Coast Communities to Oil Spills. The National Academes of Sciences (NAS)-Gulf Research Program. Submitted on June 22, 2016. ($500,000)

Dean Kyne (PI) and Jason Harris. Managing Nuclear Power Extreme Events: Promoting Interdisciplinary and Interagency Engagement for Effective Emergency Management and Response. National Science Foundation (NSF). Submitted on February 16, 2016. ($258,102)

Dean Kyne (PI). University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Faculty Development Program in Interdisciplinary Approach to Nuclear Power Emergency Management, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Submitted on January 30, 2016. ($258,701)

Jihoon Kang (Lead PI), Chu-Lin Cheng, Hudson DeYoe, Jungseok Ho, Dean Kyne. Community-Based Learning and Urban Water Quality Monitoring in Edinburg, Texas, Environmental Protection Agency. Submitted on November 18, 2015. ($63,924)

Registration Grant, International Sociology Association (ISA), XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology 2018 ($450)

Faculty Travel Award 2018, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ($ 1600)

Faculty Travel Award 2017, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ($ 1600)

Faculty Travel Award 2016, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ($ 1200)

Faculty Travel Award 2015, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ($ 290)

Dissertation Improvement Grant 2013, Arizona State University, ($ 2,140)

Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Institute of Development Administration ($ 1,200)

Professional Memberships

International Sociological Association. (2015 - Present).
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. (2012 - Present).
American Sociological Association. (2012 - Present).
Association of American Geographers. (2009 - Present).

TEACHING

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

SOCI 1301, Intro to Sociology, 8 courses.
SOCI 3312, Environmental Sociology, 1 courses.
SOCI 3348, Disaster & Society, 2 courses.
SOCI 4385, Sp. Tp. GIS for Social Sciences, 1 course.
SOCI 6315, Sp.Tp. Environmental Sociology, 1 course.
SOCI 6331, Disasters and Society, 2 courses.
SOCI 6332, GIS for Disaster Management, 2 courses.
SOCI 6376, Directed Study, 2 course.
SOCI 7300 02 - Thesis I

Non-Credit Instruction

Guest Lecture, ENVR 1402.01 Introduction to Environmental Science II, UTRGV, 10 participants. (April 4, 2016 - April 6, 2016).

Directed Student Learning

Undergraduate Supervised Research, "Disaster Response Issues in Rio Grande Valley," Economics and Finance (UTPA), (January 25, 2016 - May 2016)
Homer Palacios, Erika Zuloaga

Undergraduate Supervised Research, "A study of communities hosting Toxic Release Inventories (TRI) in US," Criminal Justice (UTPA), (September 20, 2015 - May 2016)
Isaac Bahena

RESEARCH

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book, Scholarly-New

Kyne, D. (2017). Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies in the United States: Managing Risks, Demographics and Response (pp. 361). Springer.

Under Contract

Kyne, D. (2018). GIS for Disaster and Emergency Management: An Introduction. Springer International Publishing AG. Under contract, In Preparation. (Expected November 2018)  

Kyne, D. (2018). Disaster and Emergency Management: Best Practices and Lessons Learned, “Accounts from the Treacherous Cave in Thailand”. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group, In Preparation. (Expected November 2018)

Journal Article, Academic Journal

Kyne, D. and Donner, W. (2018). "Kyne-Donner Model of Authority’s Recommendation and Hurricane Evacuation Decisions: A Study of Hypothetical Hurricane Event in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas ," Springer: Population Research and Policy Review.

Kyne, D., Donner, W. (2018). "Editorial: A Newly Born Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management ," International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management 1, no. 1.

Kyne, D., Donner, W. and Lomeli, A. (2018). "Information Seeking and Evacuation Decision Making in Hypothetical Hurricane Events in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas," International Journal of Emergency Management.

Kyne, D., Lomeli, A., Donner, W., and Zuloaga, E. (2018). "Who Will Stay, Who Will Leave: Decision-Making of Residents Living in Potential Hurricane Impact Areas During a Hypothetical Hurricane Event in the Rio Grande Valley," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Kyne, D. (2016). A Fukushima-Like Disaster in New York City and Possible Issues Associated with the Extreme Event Management System. Journal of Extreme Events, 3(1), 26.

Kyne, D. (2016). Living with the Invisible Risks in U.S. Urban Areas: Potential Nuclear Power Induced Disasters, Urban Emergency Management Challenges and Environmental Justice Issues. Hazards, Risks, and Crisis in Public Policy, 7(4), 33.

Kyne, D., Bolin, B. (2016). Emerging Environmental Justice Issues in Nuclear Power and Radioactive Contamination. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7), 19.

Kyne, D., Harris, J. (2015). A Longitudinal Study of Human Exposure to Potential Nuclear Power Plant Risk. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(4), 399-414.

Kyne, D. (2015). Managing Nuclear Power Induced Disasters. Emergency Management Journal, 13(5), 417-430.

Kyne, D. (2015). Public Exposure to US Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Induced Disasters. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(3), 238–249.

Kyne, D. (2012). Aiming for resilience and adaptation in managing environment: an emerging environmental and emergency leadership in the twenty-first century. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 3(1), 42–51.

David Pimentel, D. P., Whitecraft, M., Scott, Z. R., Zhao, L., Satkiewicz, P., Scott, T. J., Phillips, J., Szimak, D., Singh, G., Gonzalez, D. O., Kyne, D. (2011). Ethics of a sustainable world population in 100 Years. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, 2nd ed., 2.

Kyne, D. (2010). Cleanup after Katrina: an analysis on policy, process, priorities, problems, and politics. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 19(3), 314–332.

Pimentel, D., Whitecraft, M., Scott, Z. R., Zhao, L., Satkiewicz, P., Scott, T. J., Phillips, J., Szimak, D., Singh, G., Gonzalez, D. O., Kyne, D. (2010). Will limited land, water, and energy control human population numbers in the future? Human Ecology, 38(5), 599–611.

Kyne, D. (2008). An empirical investigation of relationships between official development assistance (ODA) and human and educational development. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(3), 202–221.

Khang, D. B., Kyne, D. (2008). Success criteria and factors for international development projects: A life-cycle-based framework. Project Management Journal, 39(1), 72–84.

Kyne, D., Gehbauer, F., Senitz, S., Mueller, M. (2007). Balanced scorecard for natural disaster management projects. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 16(5), 785–806.

Kyne, D., Pathranarakul, P. (2006). An integrated approach to natural disaster management: public project management and its critical success factors. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 15(3), 396–413.

Kyne, D. (2005). Managerial networking of public and private sector: a study of Thai executives. Public Administration and Management, 10(4), 278–324.

Presentations Given

Kyne, D. (October 2018).  "Nuclear Power Emergency in United States of America: Challenges Associated with Standard Operation Procedures and Emergency Evacuation," International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public, CNREP 2018, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria

Kyne, D. (July 17, 2018). "Do Individuals Prepare for Major Disasters in Rio Grande Valley, Texas?," XIX International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association (ISA), Toronto, Canada (

Kyne, D., Donner, W., (April 20, 2018). Understanding Individual Disaster Preparedness in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: A Case of Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference 2017 Association of American Geographers in New Orleans.

Kyne, D., Donner, W., (April 7, 2017). A Model of Evacuation-Decision Making for a Potential Hurricane Event in Rio Grande Valley, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference 2017 Association of American Geographers in Boston.

Kyne, D., Bolin, B., (March 29, 2016). Emerging Environmental Justice Issues in Nuclear Power and Radioactive Contamination, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference 2016 Association of American Geographers (AAG) in San Francisco, CA.

Kyne, D., (April 16, 2015). Nuclear Power Risk Culture Undermining Effectiveness of Radiological Emergency Preparedness Plan: A Case Study of Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference Association of American Geographers in Chicago.

Kyne, D., (October 26, 2015). GIS and its Application to Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies Symposium, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Ballroom.

Kyne, D., (October 19, 2015). An Empirical Investigation of Hispanic Populations Living with the Invisible Risks in the US, 2015 NAHLS International Research Forum The National Association for Hispanic and Latino Studies in South Padre Island, TX.

Kyne, D., Harris, J., (July 13, 2014). Development of a Nuclear Power Plant Potential Risk Index, The 59th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society The Health Physics Society in Baltimore, MD.

Kyne, D., (November 11, 2011). Linking School Siting, Accountability and Academic Performance, Arizona Education Research Organization (AERO) 2011 Conference Arizona Education Research Organization (AERO) in Tucson, Arizona.

Kyne, D., (April 16, 2010). Geography of Unemployment: Do Space and Time Really Matter?, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2010 Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Washington D.C.

Media Contributions

Magazines, TV News, and Newspapers

Martinez, Jolanie. Hidalgo County Emergency Management prepared for storms. Valley Centeral TV News. (June 12, 2018)

Perez-Hernandez, Danya. UTRGV researchers focus on Valley’s ability to recover from natural disasters. The Monitor Newspaper. (June 24, 2018)

Hernandez, Maria Elena. Team of UTRGV professors researching the Valley’s hurricane preparedness. UTRGV Newsroom. (June 12, 2018).

Kyne, D. and William, D. (2017). Two IGI Global Editors-in-Chief discuss the multiple tornadoes in east Texas on April 29: Tornado Touch Down in East Texas. IGI Global (May 5, 2017)

Staff Reporter. Environmental sociology students will let the weekend go to 'waste.' Valley Morning Star Newspaper. (November 3, 2016).

Magahern, Jimmy. Core Concern, Phoenix Magazine. February Issue, 2016. (August 31, 2016).

Wasser, Miriam. The Millennial's Dilemma: A Young Writer's Search for Our Nuclear Future in Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Phoenix. (October 27, 2016).

George, Michele St. Nuclear energy, at-risk populations part of unique study by doctoral grad. ASU Now. (May 6, 2014)

Intellectual Contributions under Submission

Journal Articles

Kyne, D., Donner, W., Lomeli, A. Information Seeking and Evacuation Decision Making in Hypothetical Hurricane Events in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. International Journal of Emergency Management, Under review

Kyne, D., Donner, W. Factors Affecting Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making in the Rio Grande Valley. Journal of Population Research and Policy Review, Under review

Kyne, D., Aldrich, D. Social Capital or Social Vulnerability? A Comparison of Two Frameworks. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Under review

Kyne, D., Aldrich, D. A New Framework for Capturing Social Capital. Journal of Risk Research, Under review

Intellectual Contributions under Revision

Journal Articles

Kyne, D., Lomeli, A., Donner, W, Zuloaga, E*. Who Will Stay and Who Will Leave?  Residents Living in Potential Hurricane Impact Areas During a Hypothetical Hurricane Event in the Rio Grande Valley. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. (*Undergraduate student)

Research Currently in Progress

Kyne, D., Bolin, B. Rural-Urban Environmental Justice Trends in the US and Potential Impacts of the New Deregulatory Regime. International Journal of Public Health and Environmental Research. In preparation.

Kyne, D., Aldrich, D. P., Muñoz, C. Social Capital vs. Broader Resilience Indicators: A Comparative Study. In preparation.

Kyne, D., Cisneros, L.**, Delacruz, J.**, Lopez, B.**, Madrid, C.**, Moran, R.**, Provencio, A.**, Ramos, F.**, Silva, M. F.**. Individual Disaster Preparedness for Building Hurricane Disaster Resilient Rio Grande Valley. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, In preparation. (**Graduate student)

Kyne, D., Donner, W. Understanding Individual Disaster Preparedness in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: A Case of Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Disaster Prevention and Management. In preparation.

Kyne, D., Lomeli, A., Wladyka, D., Sepielak, K., and Temby, O. Baseline Hurricane Disaster Resiliency Indicators (BHDRI) for Rio Grande Valley. In preparation

Licensures and Certifications

RASCAL 4.3, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). (July 2012 - Present).
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (2012 - Present).
ESRI Certificate, Introduction to ArcGIS I, Arizona State University. (October 2010 - Present).
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS), Arizona State University. (May 2010 - Present).
ESRI Certificate, ArcGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS, Cornell University. (October 2009 - Present).

SERVICE

Department Service

Committee Member, Sociology Outreach Committee. (September 29, 2017 - Present).
Committee Member, Sociology Website Committee. (September 29, 2017 - Present).

College Service

Committee Member, Disaster Studies Assessment Committee. (September 29, 2017 - Present).
Committee Chair, Three-Year Lecturer Search Committee. (August 2017 - Present).
Committee Member, Emergency Faculty Search Committee. (June 2017 - Present).
Committee Member, Sociology General Education Core Assessments. (September 2016 - Present).
Faculty Mentor, Faculty Mentor for Amie Bostic. (July 2016 - Present).
Faculty Representative, MA Disaster Studies Program Exhibition Booth at the Graduate Fair 2017 at UTRGV. (March 9, 2017).
Faculty Representative, Undergraduate Sociology Degrees Exhibition at Sociology Booth at Discover UTRGV Fair. (February 25, 2017).
Committee Member, Core Assessment Method. (September 2016 - December 2016).
Committee Member, Search Committee for Tenure Track Faculty Position for Medical Sociology. (July 2016 - December 30, 2016).
Committee Member, Search Committee for Tenure-tracked Assistant Professor of GIS/Immigration. (October 2015 - March 2016).
Committee Member, Search Committee for Three-Year Untenured Lecturer. (November 20, 2015 - February 2016).

University Service

Committee Member, M.A. Disaster Studies Program. (April 2017 - Present).
Committee Member, Environmental Studies Program. (August 2015 - Present).
Conference-Related, Southwestern Texas Asian Symposium, UTRGV. (September 21, 2017 - September 30, 2017).
Guest Speaker, ENVR 1402.01 Introduction to Environmental Science II. (April 4, 2016 - April 6, 2016).
Committee Member, Undergraduate Research Initiative Review Committee. (November 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015).

Professional Service

Committee

Committee Member, Research Committee on Disasters, International Sociological Association. (August 2015 - Present).
Workshop Organizer, Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Franscisco, CA. (August 2015 - April 2016).

Editor-in-Chief

Editor, Journal Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management, Hershey, PA. (January 24, 2017 - Present).

Reviewer

Reviewer, Journal Article, Social Justice Research Journal. (November 16, 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; Division of Social and Economic Sciences; Social,   Behavioral and Economic Sciences; Directorate National Science Foundation (NSF). (November 2, 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Emergency Management. (October 20, 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Sustainability Journal. (October 6, 2017 - Present).
Editorial Review Board Member. (September 27, 2017 - Present).
Editorial Review Board Member, Eco Rio. (September 19, 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Transactions in GIS. (August 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Infrastructure Journal. (July 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, PLOS ONE, San Francisco, California. (June 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Atmosfera. (January 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Risks, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, Hoboken, NJ. (January 2017 - Present).
Reviewer, Journal Article, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. (November 15, 2013 - Present).

Public Service

Jury, Hidalgo County Court, Edinburg, Texas. (August 2017 - Present).
Committee Member, Arizona Geographic Information Council, Phoenix, Arizona. (August 2014 - August 2015).
Board Member, Human Relations Advisory Board, Mesa City Council, Arizona, Mesa, Arizona. (January 2011 - December 2012).