Dr. Elyse Zavar

Assistant Professor
(940) 565-2574
Chilton Hall 302E
  • Ph.D,. Texas State University
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., College of Wooster


EADP 3035 Hazard Mitigation & Preparedness
EADP 3020 Practical Methods In Emergency Management


EMDS 5615 Environmental Plannng & Hazards

Dr. Elyse Zavar is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science. Prior to joining the faculty at UNT, she was an assistant professor in the Department of the Environment, Geography & Marine Science at Southern Connecticut State University. An internship with a local government’s emergency management office sparked her career in hazard geography, which has also included work as a flood insurance map analyst. 

Earning her Ph.D. from Texas State University’s Department of Geography, Dr. Zavar’s scholarship explores hazard mitigation and themes of land use/landscape change following disaster. Of particular interest are non-structural hazard mitigation projects, such as flood buyouts or property acquisition. Her research is published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Natural Hazards Review, Land Use Policy, Environmental Hazards, and Disaster Prevention and Management.

Curriculum Vitae: 
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