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About Dean Kyne

Dean Kyne serves as Assistant Professor of Environmental Sociology at Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is core faculty member of MA Disaster Studies program which was newly launched in Fall 2016. He received a PhD in Environmental Social Science from Arizona State University in 2014 and a Master in International Development with a specialization in Environmental Resources Management and Policy from Cornell University in 2009. Dr. Kyne also holds a Master in Public Administration in Public Policy from the Pennsylvania State University which he obtained in 2008, in addition to a PhD in Development Administration from National Institute of Development Administration in Thailand in 2003. He also has a Master degree in Business Management from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. He received a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS) from Arizona State University in 2010. Utilizing research tools such as GIS, and advanced spatial statistical analyses, Dr. Kyne has been conducting his research studies in environmental disasters, environmental justice, urban and non-urban risks and public health, and social capital and disasters.


Present Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


20102014 PhD, Arizona State University East ‐ School of Human Evolution and Social Change