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Kevin Martyn joined the O’Neill School in the fall of 2019, where he is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor. Kevin is a human geographer with primary research interests in public policy, urban studies, and environmental geography. His interdisciplinary, collaborative, and community-engaged research portfolio provides diverse stakeholders with the information they need in order to advance an emancipatory public policy. To that end, Kevin’s research often examines how economic, environmental, and social inequities manifest as spatial phenomena, especially at the urban scale. In the past, this has included studies of waste, lead pollution, housing and community development, environmental theory, and more, typically from an environmental and social justice perspective.
Kevin is also a Senior Associate with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, where he brings a background in the social sciences and technical expertise in geographic information systems to bear in support of a wide variety of community-engaged research projects. Those projects have included work with local and state-level groups to study a wide variety of subjects, including, among others; housing instability and evictions, public safety issues, and the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kevin defended his dissertation, “A Sustainability Machine: The Incineration-based Waste Regime in Tampa, FL, USA,” during the summer of 2020. In a past life, he founded and ran an environmentally-friendly small business in Tampa Bay, Florida.
- Ph.D., Geography and Environmental Science and Policy (2020), University of South Florida
- Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems (2019), University of South Florida
- Graduate Certificate, Environmental Policy and Management (2019), 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 Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies, University of South Florida
- Self-employed, Small Business Owner
- 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
- “U.S. and Indiana County Jail Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” (with S. Rising, M. Hampo-Stanley, B. Stockman, B. Lucas, E. Grommon) Policy Brief from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute Center for Health and Justice Research (2020)
- “Indianapolis Community-Based Violence Reduction Partnership—Exploring the Effect of the Partnership on Police Calls for Service and Crime.” (with E. Grommon, S. Rising) Report for the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety (2020)
- “Post-truth or agnogenesis? Theorizing risk and uncertainty in a neoliberal nature.” (with M.M. Bosman) Journal of Risk Research (2018)