Ph.D. Geography, University of Minnesota
Risa Palm is an urban geographer and former Senior Vice President and Provost at Georgia State University. Her research interests are in urban geography and she has done extensive work on the topics of natural hazards responsiveness, urban housing, and urban impacts of global climate change. She has previously held tenured positions at the rank of professor in departments of geography at the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Louisiana State University and SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Palm has published numerous books, monographs, and journal articles, and received research honors from the Association of American Geographers. She was President of the Association of American Geographers and has also served on the board of the American Geographical Society. She has served on several panels and committees for the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.
Palm, Risa and Toby Bolsen, forthcoming (2019). Sea Level Rise in South Florida: the view of coastal residents. (Springer Nature Switzerland AG)
Bolsen, Toby & Risa Palm (Forthcoming). Motivated Reasoning and Political Decision Making. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.923.
Bolsen, Toby, Risa Palm and Justin Kingsland, 2019. “The Impact of Message Source on the Effetiveness of Communications about Climate Change.” Science Communication 41 (3)
Bolsen, Toby, Risa Palm and Justin Kingsland, 2019. “Counteracting Climate Science’s Politicization with Effective Frames and Imagery.” Science Communication, Vol 41 (2), 147-171.
Lewis, Gregory B., Risa Palm and Bo Feng, 2018. “Cross-National Variation in Determinants of Climate Change Attitudes.” Environmental Politics 28 (5), 793-821.
Bolsen, Toby, Justin Kingsland and Risa Palm, 2018. “The Impact of Frames Highlighting Coastal Flooding in the U.S. on Climate Change Beliefs.” Climatic Change, 147 (1), 359-368.
Palm, Risa; Lewis, Gregory B.; and Feng, Bo, "What Causes People to Change Their Opinion About Climate Change?" (2017). Taylor & Francis in Annals of the American Association of Geographers
Palm, Risa, 2010. “John Borchert’s American Metropolitan Evolution.” Geographical Review, Vol. 100. 308-311.
Palm, Risa & Danis, Michelle. (2001). Residential mobility: The impacts of Web-based information on the search process and spatial housing choice patterns. Urban Geography. 22. 641-655.
Palm, Risa and John Carroll, 1998. Illusions of Safety: Culture and Earthquake Hazard Response in the US and Japan. (Boulder: Westview Press).
Palm, Risa and Michael Hodgson. 1992. After a California Earthquake: Attitude and Behavior Change. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
Palm, Risa, 1981. The Geography of American Cities (New York: Oxford University Press).