Political Science & Geography

Tom Allen

NORFOLK, 23529

Ph.D. in Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (1995)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Allen, T. "A Community-wide Pub Health Assessment of Vulnerable H20 Infrastructure Coast Cities" $36,233. Higher Education. September 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
Allen, T. and Mcleod, G. "March Habitat Classification Synthesis for Southern Coastal" $38,000. Federal. August 14, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Allen, T., Alberts, T. E. and Mcleod, G. "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) for coastal resources and hazards" $8,985. Federal. May 16, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Allen, T. and Mcleod, G. "Geospatial Analysis of Urban-Rural Flooding" $30,000. Commercial. August 24, 2017 - October 31, 2017


Spatial Analysis, Cartography
Geomorphology, Meteorology, Coastal and Marine, Biogeography
Estuaries, Coastal Geogrmophology, Sea Level Rise
Remote Sensing
Land Use/Land Cover Change, Biophysical Sensing, Coastal Remote Sensing


Allen, T., Crawford, T., Montz, B., Whitehead, J., Lovelace, S., Hanks, A. D.., Christensen, A. R.. and Kearney, G. D.. (2019). Linking Water Infrastructure, Public Health, and Sea Level Rise: Integrated Assessment of Flood Resilience in Coastal Cities. Public Works Management \& Policy 24 (1) , pp. 110-139.
Loftis, J. Derek., Mitchell, M., Atkinson, L. P., Hamlington, B., Allen, T., Forrest, D., Updyke, T., Tahvildari, N., Bekaert, D. and Bushnell, M. (2018). Integrated Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Observations for Resilience Planning in Hampton Roads, Virginia. MARINE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL 52 (2) , pp. 68-83.
Griffin, M. T.., Edwards, James Dean, Jr. and Allen, T. (2016). Coastal Impervious Cover and Watershed Scale: Implications for Environmental Management, New Hanover County, North Carolina. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH 7 (1) , pp. 45-62.
Allen, T. and Howard, R. (2015). Improving Low-Relief Coastal LiDAR DEMs with Hydro-Conditioning of Fine-Scale and Artificial Drainages. FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE 3.
Cleckner, H. and Allen, T. (2014). Dasymetric Mapping and Spatial Modeling of Mosquito Vector Exposure, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION 3 (3) , pp. 891-913.

Conference Proceeding

Manda, A. K., Owers, J. E. and Allen, T. (2017). Simulating marine and groundwater inundation on a barrier island setting under changing sea-level rise scenarios Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America,.
  • 2018: Special Achievement in GIS, Esri
  • 2015: Faculty Member of the Year, Center for Sustainability (ECU)
  • 2010: Centennial Award for Outstanding Service, East Carolina University
  • 2003: Virginia Scholar Award, Virginia Social Science Association
  • 2003: Fulbright Scholar Award, US Fulbright Foundation
  • 1996: Esri Award for Best Scientific Paper, Esri
  • 1994: Ta Liang Memorial Award, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing