Research Scientist and Assistant Professor
East Carolina University, Coastal Studies Institute
Kimberly Rogers is a Research Associate and environmental scientist specializing in coupled human-natural systems in coastal regions. She integrates quantitative and qualitative data collected using mixed methods, which help her to understand complexity arising from multi-scalar interactions between infrastructure, physical processes, and livelihood choices within the dynamic landscapes of river deltas. Kimberly has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Research Affiliate of the Center for the Analysis of Socioecological Landscapes at Indiana University, and is a Visiting Scholar alumnus of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research-UFZ in Germany and the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. She has worked as an international science advisor to the World Bank and to USAID in Bangladesh. Dr. Rogers is an advocate for actionable and open science, as well as for integrating local-scale solutions into top-down policy related to sustainable coastal management.