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
Associate 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

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

Kathleen Scott, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology

Kathleen Scott, PhD
Email: kmscott@usf.edu
Website: http://kmscott.myweb.usf.edu/
Areas of interest: Microbial physiology and biogeochemistry

Thomas Mason, PhD
Professor, Public Health

Thomas Mason, PhD
Email: tmason@health.usf.edu
Website: https://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eoh/faculty-and-staff/thomas-mason
Areas of interest: Environmental and occupational exposure-related health effects, bioengineering, biochemical/molecular epidemiology, disaster management

Javier Cuevas, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

Javier Cuevas, PhD
Email: jcuevas@health.usf.edu
Website: https://health.usf.edu/medicine/mpp/faculty/9804/Cuevas
Areas of interest: Small molecule design and development targeting sigma receptors for stroke therapy at delayed time points, exploring overlapping molecular mechanisms involved in expansion of the ischemic core in large-vessel stroke and infarct coalesces in lacunar infarcts, characterizing a novel endogenous agonist of acid-sensing ion channels that may be involved in physiological and pathophysiological function of this channel in the brain.

Lauren Carter, MS
Graduate Student Mentor

Lauren Carter

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