Jonah Bea-Taylor

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Email Address:
jbeatay@gatech.edu
Office Location:
Old Civil Engineering Building, 221 Bobby Dodd Way
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Overview

Jonah studied Anthropology at Emory University and Organizational Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Jonah worked for energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute in Snowmass, Colorado, on their communications team.  Jonah's current research focuses on reducing vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazards. He investigates past examples of resilience to changing conditions in order to identify factors that we should pay attention to today. His current case studies are flood control projects in Houston, Miami, and Tampa in the postwar period. 

Faculty Advisor:  Steven Usselman
Education:
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, MS in History and Sociology of Technology and Science, 2013
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in Organizational Psychology, with Merit, 2006
  • Emory University, BA in Anthropology, 2003
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • NSF IGERT Fellow in Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
  • HSOC TA of the Year, 2017
  • Presidential Management Fellow
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Sustainability, Climate Adaptation, Infrastructure, Cities, Flood Control
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Agriculture, Health, and the Environment
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Global Cities and Urban Society
  • History of Technology/Engineering and Society
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
Courses
  • HTS-1081: Engineering in History