Brendan L. Lavy
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Brendan L. Lavy is an assistant professor in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). His research focuses on how acute, chronic environmental hazards influence change in social and ecological systems; how urban growth affects the distribution of environmental resources; and how news media may be leveraged to explore geographic outcomes of environmental change. His recent research is published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, The Professional Geographer, and Natural Hazards Review. Lavy’s research has also been featured on Austin’s National Public Radio station KUT. Before joining UTRGV, Lavy served as visiting assistant professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York. As a graduate student, Lavy received the Celebrity Classic Scholarship (Texas State University), was selected for the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (Texas State University), and was awarded the Joseph E. Pryor Fellowship (Alpha Chi National College Honor Society).