Faculty Profile

Ronald Schumann

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Emergency Management and Disaster Science
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of South Carolina, 2015.
Major: Geography
Dissertation Title: The Meaning of Place Recovery on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010.
Major: Geography
Degree Specialization: Urban-Regional Analysis
Dissertation Title: From Devastation to Destination: An Analysis of Post-Hurricane Tourism Recovery in the U.S. Southeast
BS, University of South Alabama, 2007.
Major: Meteorology
Degree Specialization: Geography, Math, Spanish
Dissertation Title: Determining the Effectiveness of Measured and Derived Tropical Cyclone Parameters in Predicting Coastal Damage

Current Scheduled Teaching*

EMDS 5800.001, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2021 Syllabus
EADP 4050.001, Social Vulnerability in Disasters, Fall 2021 Syllabus
EADP 4900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

EMDS 5640.001, Community Recovery and Resilience, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5950.004, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
EADP 4050.001, Social Vulnerability in Disasters, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3010.001, Introduction to Emergency Management, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
EADP 4050.001, Social Vulnerability in Disasters, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4951.703, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2020
EADP 3010.001, Introduction to Emergency Management, Spring 2020 Syllabus
EADP 4050.001, Social Vulnerability in Disasters, Spring 2020 Syllabus
EMDS 5800.001, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EMDS 6800.001, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4050.001, Social Vulnerability in Disasters, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
EMDS 5640.001, Community Recovery and Resilience, Spring 2019 SPOT
EADP 4951.702, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2019
EADP 4050.001, Social Vulnerability in Disasters, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4050.001, Social Vulnerability in Disasters, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3010.002, Introduction to Emergency Management, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4050.001, Special Populations and Disasters, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3010.001, Introduction to Emergency Management, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4050.001, Special Populations and Disasters, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3010.002, Introduction to Emergency Management, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4050.001, Special Populations and Disasters, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4050.001, Special Populations and Disasters, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3010.002, Introduction to Emergency Management, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3010.002, Introduction to Emergency Management, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Schumann, R. (2015). Historic Landscapes as Cooperative Animation: Exploring Networks of Memory with Photographic Methods. Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies. Routledge.
Journal Article
Schumann, R., Mockrin, M., Syphard, A. D., Whittaker, J., Price, O., Johnson-Gaither, C., Christopher, E. T., Butsic, V. (2020). Wildfire Recovery as a "Hot Moment" for Creating Fire-Adapted Communities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 42, 101354.
Schumann, R., Tunks, J. L. (2020). Teaching Social Responsibility and Geographic Literacy through a Course on Social Vulnerability in Disasters. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 44(1), 142-159.
Zavar, E., Schumann, R. (2020). Post-disaster communalism: Land use, ownership, and the shifting ‘publicness’ of urban space in recovery. Environmental Hazards. 19(4), 398-416.
Siebeneck, L. K., Schumann, R., Kuenanz, B., Lee, S., Benedict, B., Jarvis, C., Ukkusuri, S. (2020). Returning Home After Superstorm Sandy: Phases in the Return-Entry Process. Natural Hazards. 101(1), 192-215.
Krueger, S., Winkler, J., Schumann, R. (2019). Residential Taxable Value Recovery in Coastal Mississippi After Hurricane Katrina. Local Government Studies Journal. 43(3), 372-393.
Zavar, E., Schumann, R. (2019). Patterns of Disaster Commemoration in Long-Term Recovery. Geographical Review. 109(2), 157-179.
Siebeneck, L. K., Schumann, R., Britt-Janet, K. (2019). GIS Applications in Emergency Management: Infusing Geographic Literacy in the Classroom. Journal of Emergency Management. 17(2), 119-135.
Schumann, R., Binder, S. B., Greer, A. (2019). Unseen Potential: Photovoice Methods in Hazard and Disaster Science. GeoJournal. 84(1), 63-76. Springer Verlag.
Nelan, M., Schumann, R. (2018). Gathering places in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Disaster Prevention and Management.
Schumann, R. (2018). Ground Truthing Spatial Disaster Recovery Metrics with Participatory Mapping. Applied Geography. 99, 63-76.
Schumann, R., Ash, K. D., Bowser, G. C. (2018). Tornado Warning Perception and Response: Integrating the Roles of Visual Design, Demographics, and Hazard Experience. Risk Analysis. 38(2), 311-332.
Cutter, S. L., Schumann, R., Emrich, C. T. (2014). Exposure, Social Vulnerability, and Recovery Disparities in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. Journal of Extreme Events. 1(1), 1450002.
Ash, K. D., Schumann, R., Bowser, G. C. (2014). Tornado Warning Trade-offs: Evaluating Choices for Visually Communicating Risk. Weather, Climate and Society. 6(1), 104-118.
Schumann, R. (2013). Recovering Destination from Devastation: Tourism, Image, and Economy Along the Hurricane Coasts. Southeastern Geographer. 53(2), 136-156.
Ward, S., Emrich, C. T., Ash, K. D., Schumann, R. (2012). Risk Based Decision Support in Hazards Mitigation. 3(3), 38-68.
Research Report
Schumann, R. (2016). Unmapping Rosedale Phase 1: Project Grant Summary. Charlotte: North Carolina Humanities Council.
Schumann, R. (2016). Vulnerability Analysis of Limited English Speaking Communities in Fort Worth Diocese. Catholic Charities of Fort Worth.
Schumann, R. (2015). Final Report to NSF: The Meaning of Place Recovery on the Mississippi Coast. Washington: National Science Foundation.
White Paper
Schumann, R., Nelan, M. (2018). QR 268: Gathering Places during Short-Term Recovery following Hurricane Harvey. (268), . Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center. https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/gathering-places-during-the-short-term-recovery-following-hurricane-harvey

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Schumann, R., Mockrin, M., Binder, S. B., Greer, A., "Mitigation Matters Research: From the ashes: mitigation policy after wildfire in California," Sponsored by FEMA, NSF, and University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center, Other, $2498 Funded. (December 1, 2019September 30, 2021).
Schumann, R., Nelan, M., "Quick Response Research: The Evolution of Gathering Places During Response and Recovery following Hurricane Harvey," Sponsored by University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center, Other, $1625 Funded. (September 12, 2017December 13, 2017).
Cutter, S. L. (Principal), Schumann, R. (Co-Principal), "The Meaning of Place Recovery on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," Sponsored by NSF - DDRI, Federal, $13032 Funded. (June 2013October 2015).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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