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

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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Research Assistants

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

Elijah Charette
Bachelors Candidate
Environmental Science
University of South Carolina
charette@email.sc.edu

Jordan Clark
Masters Student
Geography Department
UNC at Chapel Hill
jordan.clark@unc.edu

Eleanor Davis
Ph.D. Candidate
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
eleanord@email.sc.edu

Stafford Mullin
Bachelors Candidate
Environmental Science
University of South Carolina
semullin@email.sc.edu

Rachel Woodul
Ph.D. Candidate
Geography Department
UNC at Chapel Hill
rachel.woodul@unc.edu

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Collaborating Investigators

Collaborating Investigator Title Organization
Randi Byrd Community Engagement Coordinator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, American Indian Center
Tim Callahan Professor Geology Department, College of Charleston
Michelle Covi Assistant Professor of Practice Old Dominion University; Virginia Sea Grant
Corey Davis Applied Climatologist State Climate Office of North Carolina
Jeff Davis Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, The Citadel
Simon Ghanat Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, The Citadel
Melissa Griffin Assistant State Climatologist SC State Climatology Office
Troy Hartley Director; Research Associate Professor Virginia Sea Grant; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary
Jennifer Helgeson Research Economist National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Shana Jones Planning and Environmental Services Unit Program Manager Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
Norm Levine Professor; Director Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston; Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory and Lowcountry Hazards Center
Bryan McCloskey IT Specialist USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Hope Mizzell State Climatologist SC State Climatology Office
Matt Petkewich Hydrologist USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center
Burrell Montz Department Chair Geography Department, East Carolina University
Henry Reges National Coordinator Colorado State University, Colorado Climate Center, Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network
Lauren Rouen Research Associate CISA
Kelly Smith Assistant Director, Communications Coordinator National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska
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
M. Richard (Rick) DeVoe Executive Director SC Sea Grant Consortium
Liz Fly Marine Conservation Director The Nature Conservancy South Carolina Chapter
Emily Fort Acting Director DOI Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Dana Haine Science Education Manager Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Suzanne Lea Associate Professor Department of Public Health, East Carolina University
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 Environmental Quality
Linda Rimer Liaison for State and Community Resilience EPA Region 4
Gregory Sprouse Director of Research, Planning, and Development Central Midlands Council of Governments, Columbia, SC
Adam Stein Coastal Hazards Specialist NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Stewardship Division
Ashley Ward Senior Policy Associate Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
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 Rouen 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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