USF Weather Center

University of South Florida
School of Geosciences
4202 E Fowler Ave, STOP NES107
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550

Office: NES 201
Fax: (813) 974-4808

Research Mentors

Jennifer M. Collins, PhD
Professor, School of Geosciences

Dr. Jennifer Collins

Email: collinsjm@usf.edu
Website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/faculty/jcollins/
Areas of interest: Climatology, hurricanes, severe weather, El Niño

Mariaelena Bartesaghi, PhD
Associate Professor, Communication

Email: mbartesaghi@usf.edu
Website:
https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/communication/people/faculty/mbartesaghi.aspx

Areas of interest: Authority, Institutionalization, Communication Theory

Robin Ersing, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs

Robin Ersing, PhD

Email: rersing@usf.edu
Phone (Office): 813-974-6572
Website: http://spa.usf.edu/
Areas of interest: Community disaster resilience, asset-based assessment, disasters and marginalized groups, disaster risk reduction, international disaster research

Beverly G. Ward, PhD
Principal, BGW Associates, LLC

Beverly G. Ward, PhD

Email: beverly@bgwassocs.com
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bgwassocs
Areas of interest: African-American culture, environmental policy, environmental justice/social equity, land use, spaital anthropology, social impact assessment




Lauren Carter
Graduate Student Mentor

Lauren Carter

Email: lccarter@mail.usf.edu
Areas of interest: Hurricanes, social vulnerability, climate change and adaptation, coastal and island communities

Amy Polen
Graduate Student Mentor

Email: amypolen@mail.usf.edu
Areas of interest: Risk perception and disaster management

Leanna Smithberger
Graduate Student Mentor

Email: lsmithberger@mail.usf.edu
Areas of interest: Social affordances of discourse