My name is Kevin Adkin and I am currently a Visiting Faculty Member with the Acopian Center for the Environment at American University of Armenia.  I instruct and co-instruct graduate and undergraduate environmental courses and work to develop new program materials for the Acopian Center.

In 2013 I completed my PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware, where my work centered around the 'Technology, Environment, and Society' core track.  My PhD strongly complements my MA in human geography and my BA in in human geography and philosophy. Throughout my graduate research, including both doctoral and master's degrees, I investigated the fragile relationships that exist between urban communities and their surrounding natural environments and how policies and social mechanisms can make these relationships more harmonious for present and future generations.

Through my qualitative and quantitative education and training, I am committed to the study of society-nature relationships.  Moreover, I have a deep understanding and enthusiasm for the value of interdisciplinary research.  I am well-versed in urban policy, environmental ethics, climate change ethics, environmental economics, and international development.

Beyond my research I have extensive teaching experience acquired from twelve semesters as an adjunct professor and an additional nine semesters as a graduate teaching assistant.  I am fascinated by world cultures and love to travel around the world interacting with new peoples and exploring new environments.

Please navigate through the tabs above to learn about my academic teaching and research.  Where applicable, I have placed additional materials as pdf and Word attachments on the bottom of each page.
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