Jennifer Burrell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor


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Jennifer has always had a curiosity about the world around her and that is where love of all things Earth science comes from, and a constant wanderlust. She considers herself a geoscientist. Jennifer loves learning about the world around her and seeing how powerful nature can be (hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and tornadoes). She is currently conducting research in disasters (both natural and man-made) looking at recovery and management. Also, she is interested in how social media plays a role in disaster management. Her goal for any class is for the students to gain a base knowledge in the subject matter, walk away with an appreciation for the Earth and environment, and hopefully have a little fun along the way!


  • Ph.D. Geography, Kent State University
  • Certificate. Geospatial Intelligence, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. Geography, Kent State University
  • B.S. Geology, Minors: Climatology, Geography. Kent State University

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly the geosciences and particularly disasters and disaster management. My current research involves tracking a city’s recovery from economic collapse and drawing parallels to recovery seen in long-term natural disaster recovery.
I am also fascinated by how we shape our environment and vice versa. Which is why I am interested in how social media and technology (drones) can be utilized in disaster response.