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Adam Cinderich

Doctoral Student

Adam B. Cinderich is currently working as a Research Assistant in the GIS | Health & Hazards Lab at Kent State University.  He is in his second year as a Doctoral Student and holds a M.S. in Geography from Michigan State University.  His research interests surround natural hazards and disasters, specifically post-disaster response and recovery efforts.  His dissertation research will focus on the response and recovery efforts following the 22 May 2011 tornado outbreak in Joplin, Missouri.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Ph.D. Geography (Hazards), Kent State University, Present.

M.S. Geography (Climatology), Michigan State University, 2012.

Thesis: The Evaluation of NARCCAP Regional Climate Models Using the North American Regional Reanalysis

B.S. Earth Science/Meteorology (Minors: GIS/Emergency Management and Mathematics), California University of Pennsylvania, 2009.

Honors Thesis: The Effects of Air Mass Type on Air Quality in Pittsburgh, PA: Applying a Spatial Synoptic Air Mass Classification Scheme to Air Quality Index Alert Days


Phillips, M. C. K., A. B. Cinderich, J. L. Burrell, J. L. Ruper, R. Will, and S. C. Sheridan, 2012:  The Effect of Climate Change on Natural Disasters: A College Student Perspective.  Climatic Change. Under Review.

Winker, J. A., A. B. Cinderich, S. D. Ddumba, D. Doubler, J. Nikolic, Perdinan, A. M. Pollyea, and D. R. Young, 2012: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Perennial Crops. Encyclopedia on Climate Vulnerability.  In Press.

Cinderich, A. B., 2012: The Evaluation of NARCCAP Regional Climate Models Using the North American Regional Reanalysis. M.S. Thesis, Department of Geography, Michigan State University, 265 pp.


Cinderich, A. B. (2012): Creating and Assessing Physical Geography Lab Exercises in an Online Environment. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY. Short Interactive Paper Presentation.

Cinderich, A. B. (2011): The Evaluation of NARCCAP Regional Climate Models Using the North American Regional Reanalysis. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Paper Presentation.

Cinderich, A. B., and J. Fouchard (2008): A Synoptic Reanalysis of the 22 May 2008 Tornado Outbreak in the Central High Plains. National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY. Poster Presentation.

Research Areas
  • Natural Hazards
  • Natural Disasters
  • Applied Climatology
  • Applied Meteorology
Association of American Geographers
American Meteorological Society
National Weather Association
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Sigma Gamma Epsilon
Delta Epsilon Iota
Alpha Lambda Delta
Adam Cinderich
Department of Geography

Office: 407 McGilvrey Hall

Lab: 412 McGilvrey Hall

Phone: 330-672-2887