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David Hondula

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Biography: 

David Hondula's research focuses on the social and health effects of natural and technological hazards, with an emphasis on extreme heat and power failures. He works closely with local, regional, and state authorities on the development and implementation of plans and programs to make communities safer and more resilient to extreme events. At ASU, Hondula serves on leadership teams for the Urban Climate Research Center and Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research Program. He is also on the steering committee for the Arizona Extreme Heat Preparedness and Resilience work group, and a faculty affiliate of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. 

Prior to joining SGSUP, Hondula was a postdoctoral scholar and assistant research professor with ASU’s Center for Policy Informatics. Hondula received his doctorate. in environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and during his graduate school tenure was also a visiting scholar at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Hondula is an editorial board member for Environmental Health Perspectives, a field editor for the International Journal of Biometeorology, and a member of the American Meteorological Society's Board on Environment and Health. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2013
  • M.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2009
  • B.A. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2006
Research Interests: 

Environmental Hazards; Environmental Health; Heat Exposure; Climate Change and Variability; Urban Climate; Climate Adaptation

Research Group: 
Research Activity: 

National Science Foundation award #1737617, Building capacity for smart and connected management of thermal extremes (ASU, University of Buffalo)

National Science Foundation award #1635490, A simulation platform to enhnce infrastructure and communitiy resilience to extreme heat events (ASU, UCLA)

National Science Foundation award #1520803, Enhancing emergency preparedness for critical infrastructure failure during extreme heat events (ASU, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan) 

National Science Foundation award #1637590, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research Program

National Science Foundation award #1444758, Urban Water Innovation Network, Sustainability Research Networks initiative

Arizona Department of Health Services, Climate and Health Adaptation and Monitoring Program 

 

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 270Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484Internship
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
GPH 692Research
GPH 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 270Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484Internship
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
GPH 591Seminar
GPH 690Reading and Conference
GPH 692Research
PUP 701Urban Planning Colloquium
GCU 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 690Reading and Conference
GPH 692Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
BIO 493Honors Thesis
GCU 496Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499Individualized Instruction
GCU 591Seminar
GPH 690Reading and Conference
GPH 692Research
GCU 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 270Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484Internship
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
GPH 591Seminar
GPH 692Research
PUP 701Urban Planning Colloquium
GPH 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 470Statistics for Geographers
ASB 484Internship
BIO 493Honors Thesis
GPH 493Honors Thesis
GPH 494Special Topics
GCU 496Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499Individualized Instruction
GCU 591Seminar
GCU 592Research
GPH 598Special Topics
GPH 692Research
PUP 701Urban Planning Colloquium
GCU 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
GPH 492Honors Directed Study
GPH 494Special Topics
GPH 591Seminar
GPH 690Reading and Conference
PUP 701Urban Planning Colloquium
GPH 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 493Honors Thesis
GCU 496Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499Individualized Instruction
GCU 592Research
GPH 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 412Physical Meteorology
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
GPH 494Special Topics
GPH 499Individualized Instruction
GPH 591Seminar
GPH 792Research
Honors / Awards: 

2016 - Geography Professor of the Year, Arizona State University
2015 – Dissertation Medal in Applied Climatology, Association of American State Climatologists
2014 – Tromp Scientific Award, International Society of Biometeorology
2013 – Raven Award, University of Virginia
2013 – All-University Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia
2013 – Maury Environmental Sciences Prize, University of Virginia
2011 – EPA STAR Graduate Research Fellowship
2008 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Editorships: 

Editorial Board Member, Environmental Health Perspectives

 

Professional Associations: 

American Association of Geographers

American Meteorological Society

International Association of Urban Climates

International Society of Biometeorology

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Service: 

Volunteer Affiliate Faculty, Maricopa County Department of Public Health