Dr. Dean Kyne
Dr. Dean Kyne serves as an assistant professor of environmental sociology at the Sociology and Anthropology Department, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He is a core faculty member of M.A. Disaster Studies program which was recently opened. Before joining UTRGV, Dr. Kyne worked as director of research at the Maricopa County Government in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Karlsruhe, Germany and Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has published a book, the first-of-its-kind, namely Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies in US by Springer Publishing in March 2017. In addition, his second book, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster and Emergency Management: An Introduction is under new contract with Springer Publishing and expected to publish in early 2018. He currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management (IJDREM). 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). On April 20, 2017, UTRGV honored Excellent Community Partnership Award to Dr. Kyne and his community partner the City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management for their work in creating a service-learning project for students to learn about issues the management officials faced and to provide researched sustainable solutions. On May 4, 2017, UTRGV also honored Dr. Kyne for his achievement in publishing the book in the University Faculty Excellence Awards and Recognition Event held in El Gran Salon on the Brownsville Campus.
Areas of Expertise
- 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
- PhD, Environmental Social Science, Arizona State University, 2014
- MPS, International Development, Cornell University, 2009
- MPA, Public Policy, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
- PhD, Development Administration, National Institute of Development Administration, 2003
- MA, Business Management, The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, 1992
- B.Ag., Agriculture, Yezin Agricultural University, 1986
- Dean Kyne. Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies in the United States: Managing Risks, Demographics and Response. Springer, 2017.
- Dean Kyne. "A Fukushima-Like Disaster in New York City and Possible Issues Associated with the Extreme Event Management System," New Jersey/World Scientific Publishing: Journal of Extreme Events 3, no. 1 (December 2016): 26.
- Dean Kyne. "Living with the Invisible Risks in U.S. Urban Areas: Potential Nuclear Power Induced Disasters, Urban Emergency Management Challenges and Environmental Justice Issues," New Jersey/Wiley Publishing: Hazards, Risks, and Crisis in Public Policy 7, no. 4 (December 2016): 33.
- Dean Kyne, Bob Bolin, "Emerging Environmental Justice Issues in Nuclear Power and Radioactive Contamination," Basel: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, no. 7 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016): 19.
- Dean Kyne and Jason Harris. "A Longitudinal Study of Human Exposure to Potential Nuclear Power Plant Risk," International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 6, no. 4 (December 2015): 399-414.
- Dean Kyne. "Managing Nuclear Power Induced Disasters," Emergency Management Journal 13, no. 5 (September 2015): 417-430.
- Dean Kyne. "Public Exposure to US Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Induced Disasters," International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 6, no. 3 (September 2015): 238–249.
- Dean Kyne. "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, no. 1 (2012): 42–51.
- David David Pimentel, , Michele Whitecraft, Zachary Scott, Leixin Zhao, Patty Satkiewicz, Timothy Scott, Jennifer Phillips, Daniel Szimak, Gurpreet Singh, Daniel Gonzalez, and Dean Kyne. "Ethics of a sustainable world population in 100 Years," Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, 2nd ed. 2, (December 2011).
- Dean Kyne. "Cleanup after Katrina: an analysis on policy, process, priorities, problems, and politics," Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal 19, no. 3 (2010): 314–332.
Selected Grants and Fellowships
- Dean Kyne. Community Resiliency from Hurricane Disasters in the Bilingual and Bicultural Rio Grande Valley, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs, $12,180.00 (November 20, 2017 - July 30, 2018)
- Dean Kyne. Junior Faculty Travel Award, $600.00 (January 2016 - May 2016)
- Dean Kyne. Junior Faculty Travel Award, $290.00 (October 2015 - October 2015)
- Dean Kyne. Dissertation Improvement Grant, Arizona State University, $2,100.00 (August 2013 - August 2013)
- Dean Kyne. Postdoctoral Fellow, Karlsruhe University, Germany, $5,000.00 (May 2006 - August 2006)
- Dean Kyne. Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, $15,000.00 (January 2005 - December 2005)
- Dean Kyne. Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Institute of Development Administration , $1,200.00 (January 2002 - January 2002)
- Dean Kyne and William Donner. "Understanding Individual Disaster Preparedness in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: A Case of Rio Grande Valley, Texas," AAG Annual Meeting 2018, American Association of Geographers, New Orleans (April 2018)
- Dean Kyne. "Individual Disaster Preparedness for Building Hurricane Disaster Resilient Rio Grande Valley," Sociology Colloquium Series , Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Harlingen (November 2017)
- Dean Kyne and William Donner. "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, Boston (April 2017)
- Dean Kyne and Bob Bolin. "Emerging Environmental Justice Issues in Nuclear Power and Radioactive Contamination," Association of American Geographers Annual Conference 2016, Associatoin of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, CA (March 2016)
- Dean Kyne. "GIS and its Application to Environmental Studies," Environmental Studies Symposium,, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Ballroom (October 2015)
- Dean Kyne. "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, South Padre Island, TX (October 2015)
- Dean Kyne. "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, Chicago (April 2015)
- Dean Kyne and Jason Harris. "Development of a Nuclear Power Plant Potential Risk Index ," The 59th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, The Health Physics Society, Baltimore, MD (July 2014)
- Dean Kyne. "Linking School Siting, Accountability and Academic Performance," Arizona Education Research Organization (AERO) 2011 Conference, Arizona Education Research Organization (AERO), Tucson, Arizona (November 2011)
- Dean Kyne. "Geography of Unemployment: Do Space and Time Really Matter? ," Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2010, Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington D.C. (April 2010)
- SOCI 6376 04 - Directed Study:
- Course Evaluations
- SOCI 3348 01S - Disaster & Society:
- Course Evaluations
- SOCI 6332 01S - GIS for Disaster Management:
- Course Evaluations
SUMMER II 2017
SUMMER I 2017
SUMMER II 2016
SUMMER I 2016