Kent Barnes


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Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts,
Room 2332


Ph.D., 1984, Rutgers University

M.A., 1978, Kent State University

B.S., 1976, cum laude, Lock Haven State College

Areas of Expertise

Human response and adjustment to environmental hazards

Environmental Impact analysis and environmental impacts of urbanization

Quantitative methods

Australia and New Zealand


  • Environmental assessment, planning, and management.
  • Environmental hazards
  • Water resources planning and management
  • Quantitative methods
  • Australia and New Zealand

Selected Publications

Barnes, Kent B. (2014) Social Vulnerability and Pneumonic Plague: Revisiting the 1994 Outbreak in Surat, India. Environmental Hazards, DOI:10.1080/17477891.2014.892867.

Barnes, Kent. (2013) Sultry in Charm City: Shifting Probabilities of Hot Days in Baltimore - 1899 to 2012. Papers in Applied Geography. Volume 36: 377-384.

Cutter, S. and K. Barnes. (2006). Evacuation and Three Mile Island. In S.L.Cutter (Ed.).
Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice (pp. 193-207). Stertling, VA: Earthscan.

Professional Service

  • Environmental Science and Studies Advisory Committee
  • Extreme heat hazard and vulnerability analysis in the Baltimore metropolitan area
  • Research on socio-economic vulnerability to plague