Environmental Policy

Eric Tate

  • Senior Faculty Affiliate, Environmental Policy Research Program
  • Associate Professor, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences


Eric Tate teaches and conducts research in the areas of flood hazards, water resources, environmental justice, and social vulnerability, using geospatial indicators to examine environment-society interactions. Tate was a PPC Scholar-in-Residence during the 2020 academic year. 

Research Interests

  • Social vulnerability to disasters
  • Flood hazards
  • Equity of disaster policy
  • Flood risk assessment

Educational Background

  • PhD, Geography, University of South Carolina, 2011
  • MS, Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas, 1999