CISA: Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, A NOAA RISA Team

People

Core Team

Dr. Kirstin Dow
Lead PI
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
kdow@sc.edu
803.777.2482

Dr. Kirsten Lackstrom
Research Associate
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
lackstro@mailbox.sc.edu
803.777.3463

Amanda Farris
Climate Outreach Specialist, Program Manager
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
afarris@sc.edu
803.777.6875

Kerry Guiseppe
Program Coordinator
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
guiseppk@mailbox.sc.edu
803.777.5729

Dr. Ashley R. Ward
Climate Integration and Outreach Associate
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
arward@email.unc.edu
919.962.7470

Sarah Watson
Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist
CISA & SC Sea Grant Consortium
Charleston, SC
Sarah.watson@scseagrant.org
843.953.2097

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Principal Investigators

Dr. Greg Carbone
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
greg.carbone@sc.edu
803.777.0682

Dr. Charles (Chip) Konrad
Geography Department
UNC at Chapel Hill
Director, SE Regional Climate Center
cek@email.unc.edu
919.962.3873

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Graduate Research Assistants

Ekaterina Altman
Ph.D. candidate
Environmental Health Sciences
University of South Carolina katyaa@email.sc.edu

Erika Chin
Ph.D. candidate
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
echin@email.sc.edu

Eleanor Davis
Masters student
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
eleanord@email.sc.edu

Junyu Lu
Ph.D. candidate
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
jlu@email.sc.edu

Aashka Patel
Ph.D. candidate
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
aashkajp@gmail.com

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Collaborating Investigators

Collaborating Investigator Title Organization
Tom Allen Associate Professor Old Dominion University
Ryan Boyles State Climatologist State Climate Office of North Carolina
Michael Childress Associate Professor Clemson University
Paul Conrads Surface Water Specialist USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center
Peng Gao Post Doctoral Reasearcher Geography Department, University of South Carolina
Susan Lovelace Assistant Director for Development and Extension SC Sea Grant Consortium
Jordan McLeod Research Associate Southeast Regional Climate Center
Hope Mizzell State Climatologist SC State Climatology Office
Burrell Montz Department Chair Geography Department, East Carolina University
Rebecca Ward Extension Climatologist State Climate Office of North Carolina
Jessica Whitehead Coastal Communities Hazards Adaptation Specialist NC Sea Grant

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Advisory Committee

Committee Member Title Organization
Jeff Allen Director South Carolina Water Resources Center at Clemson University
Frank Alsheimer Science and Operations Officer NOAA National Weather Service Columbia, SC
Dan Burger Director, Coastal Services Division SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
Jesse Bell Research Scholar Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, NC
Mary Culver Manager of the Applied Sciences Program NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Patrick (Pat) Davis Sustainability Manager Orange Water and Sewer Authority, North Carolina
M. Richard (Rick) DeVoe Executive Director SC Sea Grant Consortium
Liz Fly Marine Conservation Director The Nature Conservancy South Carolina Chapter
Jerry McMahon Director DOI Southeast Climate Science Center
Steve McNulty Director USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub
Ellen Mecray Eastern Region Director NOAA Regional Climate Services
Tancred Miller Coastal & Ocean Policy Manager Division of Coastal Management, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Jim Prosser Executive Director Centralina Council of Governments, Charlotte, NC
Linda Rimer Liaison for Climate Resilience EPA Region 4
Gregory Sprouse Director of Research, Planning, and Development Central Midlands Council of Governments, Columbia, SC
Lauren Thie Principal Investigator Climate Ready NC (CDC BRACE Program), NC Division of Public Health
Susan White Executive Director NC Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute

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CISA Alumni

Student Degree Thesis/Dissertation
Janae Davis Masters, USC Department of Geography A Tale of Two Landscapes: Examining Alienation and Non-Visitation Among Local African American Fishers at Congaree National Park
Reem Deeb Masters, USC Earth & Environmental Resources Management Climate Change Effects on Vibrio Bacteria in the Winyah Bay Estuary and the Project Spread of Vibrio under Future Climate Scenarios
David Eckhardt Masters, USC Department of Geography Improving Citizen Science Condition Monitoring Reporting: Condition Monitoring Scale Bar
Lauren Felker Masters, USC Department of Geography Increased Perviousness Versus Urban Densification: Trade-offs Between Adaptation and Mitigation in a Changing Climate
Jay Fowler Masters, USC Department of Geography Cartographic Communication of Point Level Uncertainty
Jenna Hartley Masters, UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Gastrointestinal Illness and Their Relationship with Precipitation Across the State of North Carolina.
Benjamin Haywood PhD, USC Department of Geography Birds and Beaches: The Affective Geographies and Sense of Place of Participants in the COASST Citizen Science Program
Erik Kabela PhD, USC Department of Geography NARCCAP Model Assessment and Future Projections for the Southeast United States
Nathan Kettle PhD, USC Department of Geography Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: The Influence of Perceived Risk, Uncertainty, Trust and Scale
Kirsten Lackstrom PhD, USC Department of Geography Institutional Adaptation and Drought Management in the Carolinas
Hope Mizzell PhD, USC Department of Geography Improving Drought Detection in the Carolinas: Evaluation of Local, State, and Federal Drought Indicators
Jinyoung Rhee PhD, USC Department of Geography A Regional Drought Monitoring system for the Carolinas
Sumi Selvaraj Masters, USC Department of Geography Assessing individual transit vulnerability to nuisance flooding in the Charleston, SC area
Margaret Sugg PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Geography Climate-Human Health Vulnerability: Identifying Relationships between Maximum Temperature and Heat-Related Illness across North Carolina
Sarah Yorty Masters, USC Department of Geography Drought Impacts on Water-Based Recreational Businesses in North and South Carolina

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