Liza T. Powers, Ph.D.
Liza T Powers, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Texas Southern University and received her Master’s in History degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Her research interests are hazard mitigation/emergency-management, environmental history, and transportation planning. The title of her dissertation: “Mitigation Roadway Disasters in Extreme Flooding Events: A Critical Case Study of Flood Fatalities in Harris County, Texas. Currently, she is researching community resistance to liquefied natural gas (LNG) development and the respective environmental and climate justice issues created in response to LNG. She is also continuing her dissertation research on flood related fatalities.