University at Buffalo
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018
Dr. Smiley is an assistant professor of Sociology at the University at Buffalo. He is also a core faculty member of the universityis Research and Education in Energy, Environment, and Water (RENEW) Institute. He received his B.A. in history and sociology from Western Kentucky University, an M.A. in sociology from the University of Memphis, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Rice University. Dr. Smileyis research is at the intersection of environmental and urban issues, with foci including natural hazards, public space, and industrial air pollution. In particular, his research analyzes the social characteristics of human populations that are made more vulnerable because of land cover changes from vegetated landscapes to developed ones, as well as the characteristics of those who benefit from newly developed land. He is one of the authors, along with Michael Oluf Emerson, ofMarket Cities, People Cities.