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Kevin Martyn joined the O'Neill School at IUPUI in fall 2019. His research is primarily concerned with urgent and interrelated questions of social justice and just sustainabilities. Kevin works to produce timely, useful and actionable knowledge that sheds light on the most pressing issues facing the public, private, and third sectors. With an overarching focus on environmental justice, Kevin’s research examines how economic, environmental, and social inequities manifest as spatial phenomena, especially at the urban scale.
His past and ongoing projects include studies of; (1) historical lead exposures; (2) the sustainability of local waste systems; and (3) housing and neighborhood dynamics, including geospatial analysis of subprime lending, predatory lending, and foreclosures. Kevin’s empirical work has also produced theoretical interventions in the areas of environmental risk, sustainability and resiliency, and in critical data studies. His recent theoretical work on environmental risk was published in the Journal of Risk Research.
Kevin is scheduled to defend his dissertation in the winter of 2019-2020 at the University of South Florida, where he was previously an instructor and researcher in a spatial analytics lab. In a past life, Kevin founded and ran an environmentally friendly small business in Tampa Bay, Florida.
- Ph.D. Candidate, Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida
- M.S. Environmental Science and Policy (2016), University of South Florida
- B.S. Finance, Economics (2008), American University
- Instructor, University of South Florida
- Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Visualization and Applied Spatial Technologies, University of South Florida
- Analyst/Consultant, Deloitte LLP
- Provost’s award for outstanding teaching by a graduate teaching assistant, University of South Florida (2018)
- Recognition of outstanding performance and a lasting contribution, Graduate Council, University of South Florida (2018)
Selected Intellectual Contributions
- “Post-truth or agnogenesis? Theorizing risk and uncertainty in a neoliberal nature.” (with M.M. Bosman) Journal of Risk Research (2018)
- “Quality of Life Report for East Tampa/Sulphur Springs/East Lake-Orient Park.” (with E. Strom, S. Fernandez, & W. Venter) Technical report for the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (2016)