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Kerry Ard


Ph.D., Joint Sociology and Natural Resources & the Environment, University of Michigan, Expected 2012
M.S., Environmental Policy and Behavior, University of Michigan, 2006
B.S., Biology, San Francisco State, 2004

Current Projects with Burgard:

Dissertation committee chair. Kerry is currently working on her dissertation, in which she examines how segregation is related to the unequal distribution of pollution exposure by race and socioeconomic status over time.

Research interests:

Environmental Sociology, Health Inequality, Attitudes/Beliefs/Behavior, Residential Segregation, Urban Studies, Neighborhoods, Geography, Geographic Information Systems.


Representations of Kerry’s preliminary dissertation results were selected as winner of the Google Earth KML Research Global Competition, a contest open to students in 20 countries. Winners were selected based on the best visualizations of scientific research. She is currently working as a research assistant on a grant from the Kresge Foundation, where she investigates the consequences of air pollution on school age children’s health and scholastic tests.

She was recently recognized by the School of Natural Resources with a Justin W. Leonard Award, which is given to students with superior academic credentials, who are judged to have the greatest promise for leadership in the wise use of natural resources through the integration of natural and social sciences.

Contact Information:

phone: 734.615.9538  |

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