TIMOTHY WILLIAM COLLINS portrait
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Geography Department
  • Leadership Team Member, Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy
  • Professor, Geography Department
  • Co-Director, Center for Natural and Technological Hazards
  • Professor, Environmental & Sustainability
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Professional Service

  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Role: Ad-hoc report reviewer. Community Engagement in Northeast Houston, Texas: Geospatial Results from a Household Survey on the Disaster Experiences of Northeast Houston Residents. 03/2023 - 03/2023
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Role: Ad-hoc report reviewer. Climate Change and Children’s Health and Well-Being. 01/2023 - 01/2023
  • North Carolina State University. Role: Promotion to Professor Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Caren Cooper, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. 09/2022 - 10/2022
  • Utah State University. Role: Promotion to Professor Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Peter Howe, Department of Environment & Society. 09/2022 - 10/2022
  • George Mason University. Role: Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Jenna Krall, Department of Global and Community Health. 09/2022 - 10/2022
  • University of Oregon. Role: Promotion to Professor Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Cassandra Moseley, Environmental Studies Program. 09/2022 - 10/2022
  • Wilkes Center for Climate Science & Policy. Role: Member. Leadership Team. 08/2022 - present
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Role: Member. Board of Scientific Counselors, Social and Community Science Subcommittee. 02/2022 - 01/2025
  • Hazards, Risks and Disasters Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers. Role: Judge. Gilbert F. White Award. 02/2022 - 03/2023
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Annals of the Association of American Geographers; Environmental Research; Environment and Planning E (2 times); Geographical Review; Natural Hazards Review (3 times); Risk Analysis (2 times). 01/2022 - 12/2022
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program. 01/2022 - 02/2022
  • Arizona Corporation Commission. Role: Expert Witness (pro bono publico). Legal testimony for “Randolph Residents Brief Pursuant to A.R.S.§40-360” in the Matter of the Application of Salt River Project (SRP) Agricultural Improvement and Power District, in Conformance with the Requirements of Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 40-360 Et Seq., for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility Authorizing the Expansion of the Coolidge Generating Station, Pinal County, Arizona. Docket No. L-00000B-21-0393-00197. Resulted in Arizona Corporation Commission Decision No. 78545 to deny the SRP’s request to expand a gas power plant in an historically Black community. 01/2022 - 02/2022
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) Program. 01/2022 - 02/2022
  • University of North Texas. Role: Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Elyse Zavar, Department of Public Administration. 09/2021 - 09/2021
  • University of New Mexico. Role: Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Yan Lin, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. 09/2021 - 09/2021
  • Miami University. Role: Promotion to Full Professor Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Liza Skryzhevska, Department of Geography. 09/2021 - 09/2021
  • State University of New York. Role: Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Reviewer. Reviewed portfolio of Dr. Mary Collins, Department of Environmental Studies and Environmental Health Program, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 05/2021 - 05/2021
  • Envision Utah in Collaboration with Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Utah Division of Emergency Management. Role: Steering Committee Member. Utah Statewide Disaster Resilience Initiative, Development Planning Working Group. 02/01/2021 - present
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Annals of the Association of American Geographers; American Journal of Public Health; Earth's Future; Environmental Justice (2 times); Environmental Research (2 times); Environment and Planning E; Environment International; Geographical Review (2 times); Health & Place; Landscape and Urban Planning; Natural Hazards Review; Nature Communications; Risk Analysis. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS) Program. 10/06/2020 - 10/09/2020
  • American Association of Geographers. Role: Sesson Co-organizer (with J. Chakraborty and S. Grineski). “Persistent Environmental Injustices: Multiscalar Perspectives.” Paper session sponsored by the Hazards, Risks, & Disasters, Cultural & Political Ecology, and Health & Medical Geography Specialty Groups. Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Denver, CO. 2020. Session Cancelled. 04/2020 - 04/2020
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Annals of the Association of American Geographers; Antipode; Climatic Change (2 times); Earth’s Future; Environmental Research (5 times); Environmental Research Letters (4 times); Environment International (2 times); Health & Place; The Professional Geographer; Water International; World Development. 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • University of New South Wales (Australia). Role: Dissertation Examiner. Examined the dissertation of Nathan Cooper (“Inequalities in exposure to air pollution in Australia”), Climate Change Research Center. 10/01/2019 - 10/31/2019
  • Arizona State University. Role: Tenure and Promotion Reviewer. Reviewed T&P Portfolio for David Hondula, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning. 07/01/2019 - 07/31/2019
  • American Association of Geographers; Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group. Role: Judge. Gilbert White Award. 03/01/2019 - 03/31/2019
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Role: Ad-hoc report reviewer. Framing the Challenge of Urban Flooding in the United States. 02/01/2019 - 02/28/2019
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Role: Editorial Board. Journal. 01/01/2019 - present
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Annals of the American Association of Geographers (2 times); Anthropocene; Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society; Ecological Economics; Environmental Epidemiology; Environmental Research (2 times); Geoforum; Journal of Geography in Higher Education; Journal of Transport Geography; Population and Environment; Social Science & Medicine; Studies in Higher Education (2 times). 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program. 10/01/2018 - 10/04/2018
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Served as an ad-hoc proposal reviewer for the Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE) Program. 07/01/2018 - 07/04/2018
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Panelist. Reviewed 9 proposals, and served as panelist at a NSF meeting in Alexandria, VA, April 24-25. 04/23/2018 - 04/25/2018
  • American Association of Geographers; Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group. Role: Judge. Gilbert White Award. 03/01/2018 - 03/31/2018
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Disability and Health Journal; Ecological Economics; Environmental Justice (2 times); Environment International; International Journal of Environmental Health Research (two times); Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology; Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; Population and Environment; Social Currents; Social Science & Medicine (3 times); Sociological Spectrum; The Professional Geographer (2 times); Urban Geography; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Climate Change (2 times) . 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Panelist. Reviewed 6 proposals, and served as panelist at a virtual NSF meeting. 05/11/2017 - 05/11/2017
  • American Association of Geographers; Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group. Role: Judge. Gilbert F. White Award. 03/01/2017 - 03/31/2017
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Antipode; Applied Geography; Children and Youth Services Review; Environmental Research Letters; Erdkunde (2 times); Geoforum; Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; Local Environment; Population Research and Policy Review; Population and Environment; Social Science & Medicine; Society and Natural Resources; Sociological Perspectives. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Ad-hoc reviewer. Reviewed one proposal for a program. 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Co-editor (with J. Chakraborty and S. Grineski). Topical Collection: Environmental Justice: Contemporary Issues and Emerging Topics. 01/01/2016 - present
  • Society and Natural Resources. Role: Associate Editor. Journal. 01/01/2013 - present

Internal Service

  • Faculty Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Environment, Population, and Health in Southeast Asia, Geography. Chair, 08/2022 - 01/2023. Department service.
  • Honors College students, ENVST Program. Advisor, 07/2021 - present. Other service.
  • Chair . Graduate Council review of the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, 10/15/2019 - 12/04/2019. University service.
  • Member. Allocations Committee, Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF), Sustainability Office, 08/01/2019 - 12/31/2021. University service.
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies . Oversee geography undergraduate programs, 06/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Member. CSBS Faculty Search Advisory Committee, 06/01/2019 - present. College service.
  • Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, University of Utah Department of Geography. Member, 01/01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee, University of Utah Department of Geography. Member, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019. Department service.

Outreach

  • Student recruitment at Latinos in Action event, University of Utah. 04/26/2018 - 04/26/2018

Honors & Awards

  • Rosalind Franklin Society Award in Science. (For Flores et al., “Environmental injustice in the disaster cycle: Hurricane Harvey and the disaster cycle: Hurricane Harvey and the Texas Gulf Coast”). Award for best paper for the year 2021 by a woman or an underrepresented minority in Environmental Justice, 06/2022
  • Advancing Equity and Connecting Communities Award (Awarded to the eight faculty/staff of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program). College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 03/2022
  • Outstanding Mentor Award. Department of Geography, University of Utah, 05/2021

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