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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

PhD Student, Department of Geography, Portland State University

Department of Geography
Portland State University
PO Box 751- GEOG
Portland, OR 97207-0751


  • PhD Student, Department of Geography, Portland State University


Arun P. Kumar is a PhD student in the Earth, Environment and Society (EES) program under the supervision of Heejun Chang and Jola Ajibade at the Department of Geography at Portland State University. His research interests are mainly in the areas of climate change adaptation, sustainability, resource management, and associated socioeconomic and cultural impacts. Other research work in Fall 2019 focuses on urban vulnerabilities of various US cities as part of the UREX-SRN project with  Heejun Chang.

In addition to his education and training overseas, Arun earned his BS in Geography from Arizona State University.

Arun has an extensive professional background in physical and human branches of Geography, and has also worked in other related but diverse fields such as environmental consultancy, content-writing, local and state government, non-profit management, renewable energy development, and space research, mostly with organizations in Asia and Europe. He is also a published author of several novels in English and Kannada languages.


  • BS, Geography, Arizona State University