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Kathryn A Powlen, Ph.D.

Kathryn Powlen is a Geographer at the Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center

Kathryn Powlen is a social scientist who studies human-environment interactions often aimed at understanding drivers of land use decisions, water insecurity, and vulnerability to hazards. She is currently part of the Socio-Hydrology team at the Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center. Approaches to her work include qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as working with geospatial data. She previously completed an M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, focusing on the effectiveness of conservation strategies