Environment and Society
PhD, Geography, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 2012
MS, Geography, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 2009
BS, Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 2007
BA, Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona, 2007
Dr. Howe is a human-environment geographer specializing in the human dimensions of climate change and environmental hazards. His research focuses on the intersection of human perception and decision-making with societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and environmental hazards. He investigates how spatial relationships and environmental context influence risk perceptions, communication, and behavior.
Dr. Howe joined USU in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Human-Environment Geography. His research focuses on the intersection of human perception and cognition with vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and natural hazards. This research aims to improve the ability of individuals and communities to detect and effectively respond to environmental change. Dr. Howe's research also explores how spatial relationships influence risk perceptions and decision making, using methods including survey research, spatial analysis, geovisualization, and multilevel modeling.