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Dr. Schumann is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science. Before joining the faculty at UNT, he worked as a research associate with the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute documenting housing reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. He also has experience as a special programs coordinator and sociocultural researcher with non-profit historical societies across the southeast and as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician with the engineering firm AECOM.
Dr. Schumann’s research interests include disaster recovery, resilience, environmental perception, participatory GIS, and cultural geography. His research examining local knowledge on long-term community recovery received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from the National Science Foundation. His publications have appeared in Weather, Climate and Society, Southeastern Geographer, Journal of Extreme Events, and Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy.