Dr. Ronald Schumann

Assistant Professor
(940) 565-2996
Chilton Hall 122E
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia  
  • M.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • B.S., University of South Alabama
  • EADP 3010, Introduction to Emergency Management (Fall & Spring)
  • EADP 3035, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness (Fall & Spring)
  • EADP 4050, Social Vulnerability in Disasters  

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.

A human geographer by training, Dr. Schumann’s research interests include community recovery, risk perception, social vulnerability, participatory GIS, social memory, and cultural geography.  His publications have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including Risk AnalysisWeather, Climate and Society, Applied Geography, and Disaster Prevention and Management.  His photovoice research exploring local knowledge on long-term recovery received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from the National Science Foundation.  More recently, he received a Quick Response Grant through the Natural Hazards Center to study short-term recovery after Hurricane Harvey on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Currently, Dr. Schumann is collaborating with an interdisciplinary team at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center examining community recovery from destructive wildfires across the US.