Dr. Ronald Schumann

Assistant Professor
(940) 565-2996
Chilton Hall 308G
  • 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
  • EADP 3035, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness 
  • EADP 4050, Social Vulnerability in Disasters  


  • EMDS 5640, Community Recovery and Resilience
  • EMDS 5800, Spatial Applications in Disaster Science


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, social vulnerability, cultural memory, risk perception, and participatory GIS.  His publications have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including Risk AnalysisWeather, Climate and Society, Applied Geography, and Environmental Hazards.  His photovoice research exploring local knowledge on long-term recovery received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from the National Science Foundation.  He has also received funding from the Natural Hazards Center for collaborative research on gathering places after Hurricane Harvey and an ongoing study examining conflicts between wildfire recovery and mitigation in northern California.  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.

Curriculum Vitae: 
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