Meet Aparna Kumari
Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2001 University of Delhi, Geography, B.A.
2003 University of Delhi, Geography, M.A.
2007 University of Delhi, Geography, M.Phil.
2019 University of Idaho, Geography, Ph.D.
World Regional Geography
Principles of Resource Utilization
GIS Mapmaking for the Social Sciences
Urban Geography: Cities in Global Context
Aparna Kumari is a human-environment geographer, and her research and teaching interest areas are natural hazards and society, GIS, environment geography, spatial analysis and social theories.
Kumari specializes in human-environment interactions and her research analyzes relationships between social capital and natural hazards impacts using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, including GIS, survey analysis and statistical modeling.
She has published peer-reviewed articles, including "Opportunities and constraints to hazards mitigation planning" in the Journal of Applied Geography and "Evaluating social capital in emergency and disaster management and hazards plans" in the Journal of Natural Hazards.
She has presented papers at the annual conferences of the American Association of Geographers.
Kumari reviews for over nine different academic journals and serves on the editorial board of two journals.
2018 Jeanne X. Kasperson Student Paper Award from Hazards, Risk, and Disaster Specialty Group at the American Association of Geographers
2018 Love of Learning Grant, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honor Society, and The Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society