Michael Allen

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

LA 2332


Ph.D., Geography (Climatology; Public Health Cognate), Kent State University 2014
Dissertation: An evaluation of seasonality through four delineation methods: A comparison of mortality responses and the relationship with anomalous temperature events

M.A., Geography (Climatology), Kent State University 2010
Thesis: The impact of winter weather on human health: A regional approach to understanding vulnerability in the United States

B.S., Earth Science- Meteorology; Math Minor, California University of Pennsylvania 2008

Areas of Expertise

Climatology, Meteorology, Public Health Cognate

Recent Publications

Colucci, D. J. Vecellio, M. J. Allen (accepted, awaiting DOI) Thermal (In)Equity and Incarceration: A Necessary Nexus for Geographers, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space

Allen, M. J., Allen, T. R., Davis, C., & McLeod, G. 2021. Exploring Spatial Patterns of Virginia Tornadoes Using Kernel Density and Space-Time Cube Analysis (1960–2019)ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information10(5), 310.

Sheridan, S.C, P. G. Dixon, A. J. Kalkstein, M. J. Allen 2021 Recent trends in heat-related mortality in the United States:  an update through 2018 Weather, Climate, and Society.  1-36, https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-20-0083.1

Hutton, N. S., & Allen, M. J. (2021). Flood Hazard Awareness at Old Dominion University: Assessment and OpportunityJournal of Contemporary Water Research & Education172(1), 19-33.

Cerney, D., C. Whitesides, M. Allen, B. Montz, J. Burrell 2020 A Disciplinary Perspective:  Applied Geography and Gender Concerns. Papers in Applied Geography DOI: 10.1080/23754931.2020.1858942

Hutton, N., M. J. Allen 2020 Challenges Upgrading Emergency Power in Florida Nursing Homes flowing Hurricane Irma. Weather, Climate, and Society.  12, 4 DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-19-0064.1

Kekeh, M., M. Akpinar-Elci, M. J. Allen 2020 Sea Level Rise and Coastal Communities. Extreme Weather Events and Human Health, Springer, (p. 171- 184)

Allen, M. J., T. R. Allen 2019 Precipitation Statistics and Changes across Virginia (1947 – 2016). Virginia Journal of Science, 70, 1. DOI: 10.25778/3cay-z849