The Department of Geography Welcomes Jamie Shinn

Sep 25, 2015

The College of Geosciences welcomes Jamie Shinn to Texas A&M as a new assistant professor of Geography.

Jamie Shinn is an assistant professor of Geography, beginning this fall. Shinn received her Ph.D. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University in 2015 with the dissertation topic, “Governing Environmental Variability: Flooding and Natural Resource Access in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.” Shinn also received a master’s in Geography with a certificate in African Studies from the University of Kansas in 2010.

Shinn’s research is focused on topics of environmental governance, social vulnerability, and adaptation to climate change, particularly Botswana. She received a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant and a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant in 2012 to support her research efforts within this region. She has since produced two scientific publications on her findings with a third currently under review.

Shinn was most recently an instructor of geography at Penn State University.

By: Emily Peter '15