David Hondula

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

David Hondula's research focuses on the social and health effects of natural and technological hazards, with an emphasis on extreme heat and power failures. He works closely with local, regional, and state authorities on the development and implementation of plans and programs to make communities safer and more resilient to extreme events. At ASU, Hondula serves on leadership teams for the Urban Climate Research Center and Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research Program. He is also on the steering committee for the Arizona Extreme Heat Preparedness and Resilience work group, and a faculty affiliate of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. 

Prior to joining SGSUP, Hondula was a postdoctoral scholar and assistant research professor with ASU’s Center for Policy Informatics. Hondula received his doctorate. in environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and during his graduate school tenure was also a visiting scholar at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Hondula is an editorial board member for Environmental Health Perspectives, a field editor for the International Journal of Biometeorology, and a member of the American Meteorological Society's Board on Environment and Health. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2013
  • M.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2009
  • B.A. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2006

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Environmental Hazards; Environmental Health; Heat Exposure; Climate Change and Variability; Urban Climate; Climate Adaptation

Research Group

Research Activity

National Science Foundation award #1737617, Building capacity for smart and connected management of thermal extremes (ASU, University of Buffalo)

National Science Foundation award #1635490, A simulation platform to enhnce infrastructure and communitiy resilience to extreme heat events (ASU, UCLA)

National Science Foundation award #1520803, Enhancing emergency preparedness for critical infrastructure failure during extreme heat events (ASU, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan) 

National Science Foundation award #1637590, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research Program

National Science Foundation award #1444758, Urban Water Innovation Network, Sustainability Research Networks initiative

Arizona Department of Health Services, Climate and Health Adaptation and Monitoring Program 

 

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
GIS 270 Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 799 Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
GPH 692 Research
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
GPH 494 Special Topics
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
SOS 596 Capstone: Scientific Paper
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
GIS 270 Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 692 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
GIS 270 Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 690 Reading and Conference
GPH 692 Research
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
GCU 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
GPH 690 Reading and Conference
GPH 692 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GCU 591 Seminar
GPH 690 Reading and Conference
GPH 692 Research
GCU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GIS 270 Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 692 Research
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
GPH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GIS 470 Statistics for Geographers
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
GPH 493 Honors Thesis
GPH 494 Special Topics
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GCU 591 Seminar
GCU 592 Research
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 692 Research
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
GCU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 690 Reading and Conference
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
GPH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GCU 592 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation

Honors/Awards

2016 - Geography Professor of the Year, Arizona State University
2015  Dissertation Medal in Applied Climatology, Association of American State Climatologists
2014  Tromp Scientific Award, International Society of Biometeorology
2013  Raven Award, University of Virginia
2013  All-University Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia
2013  Maury Environmental Sciences Prize, University of Virginia
2011  EPA STAR Graduate Research Fellowship
2008  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Editorships

Editorial Board Member, Environmental Health Perspectives

 

Professional Associations

American Association of Geographers

American Meteorological Society

International Association of Urban Climates

International Society of Biometeorology

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Service

Volunteer Affiliate Faculty, Maricopa County Department of Public Health