Kathleen Tierney

Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado
Faculty, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Sociology, The Ohio State University

IBS Associations:

Environment and Society Program
Institute of Behavioral Science Room 423
University of Colorado Boulder
483 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0483

303-492-6315

tierneyk@colorado.edu

Research Interests:

social dimensions of hazards and disasters, including natural, technological, and human-induced extreme events

Brief Biography:

Kathleen Tierney (Ph.D. Ohio State University, 1979) is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Center, part of the Environment and Society Program in the Institute of Behavioral Science. She conducts research on hazards, disasters, and risk, with an emphasis on the political economy of disasters. Her qualitative research expertise includes quick-response field research following disasters; in-depth interviewing; qualitative evaluation research; and focus group methods. Professor Tierney teaches courses on qualitative data collection and analysis.