Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Burrell

Jennifer Burrell

Adjunct Professor- Troy Online

TROY Online



Ph.D. (Anticipated-2016)  Kent State University, Geography

Certificate.  Pennsylvania State University, Geospatial Intelligence

M.A.  Kent State University, Geography

B.S.  Kent State University, Geology, Minors: Climatology, Geography.  

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Science, Disaster Recovery, Built Environment, CPTED, GIS Applications, Geospatial Intelligence


Miss Burrell is a PhD Candidate at Kent State University researching the complexities of recovery from economic collapse in Youngstown, OH.  To do this, she explores the relationships between crime, blight/vacancy, and neighborhood improvement efforts.  Her main interests are in crisis/disaster management, the utilization of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles, and geospatial intelligence.  This research allows her to explore her fascination with how completely different disaster types can yield a similar post-disaster landscape in terms of community strength and rebuilding efforts no matter the spatial or temporal scales.

Miss Burrell is an instructor at two other institutions besides Troy University – Youngstown State University and the University of Phoenix – where she teaches a variety of environmental and geography courses using a variety of course delivery methods (traditional, online – interactive, hybrid). 

Courses Taught at TROY:

Weather and Climate
World Regional Geography