Dr. Shannon Van Zandt's scholarship focuses on the intersection of affordable housing with disaster impacts, resilience, and recovery, with particular interest in how residential land use patterns exacerbate or mitigate exposure to natural hazards, specifically flooding. She has served as PI or co-PI on nearly $4 million in external funding from the NSF, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others. She is an author of the 2014 book, Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters, along with more than 45 other journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. In Texas, Dr. Van Zandt serves on the board of Texas Housers, one of the nation's premiere advocacy organizations for low-income housing, and an active advocate for housing recovery after Hurricanes Ike, Dolly, and now Harvey.
- Fereshtehnejad, E., Gidaris, I., Rosenheim, N., Tomiczek, T., Padgett, J. E., Cox, D. T., Van Zandt, S., & Gillis Peacock, W. (2021). Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Coupled Natural-Physical-Social Systems: Cascading Impact of Hurricane-Induced Damages to Civil Infrastructure in Galveston, Texas. Natural Hazards Review. 22(3), 04021013-04021013.
- Woodruff, S., Tran, T., Lee, J., Wilkins, C., Newman, G., Ndubisi, F., & Van Zandt, S. (2021). Green infrastructure in comprehensive plans in coastal Texas. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 64(9), 1578-1598.
- Jourdan, D., Lee, C., Li, W., Newman, G., & Zandt, S. V. (2021). The Necessary Role of Planning Practice and Scholarship in the Age of Uncertainty. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 41(2), 134-134.
- Hamideh, S., Peacock, W. G., & Zandt, S. V. (2021). Housing type matters for pace of recovery: Evidence from Hurricane Ike. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 57(Int. J. Mass Emergencies Disasters 5 1 1987), 102149-102149.
- Hendricks, M. D., & Van Zandt, S. (2021). Unequal Protection Revisited: Planning for Environmental Justice, Hazard Vulnerability, and Critical Infrastructure in Communities of Color. Environmental Justice. 14(2), 87-97.
- Meyer, M. A., Mitchell, B., Van Zandt, S., & Nolan, S. (2020). The 2016 Unexpected Mid-State Louisiana Flood: With Special Focus on the Different Rescue and Recovery Responses It Engendered. Louisiana's Response to Extreme Weather. 263-281. Springer International Publishing.
- Zandt, S. V. (2020). A case for engaged research and practice. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 13-25. Elsevier.
- Zandt, S. V., Masterson, J. H., Newman, G. D., & Meyer, M. A. (2020). Appendix. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 193-200. Elsevier.
- Masterson, J. H., & Zandt, S. V. (2020). Introduction: our global story. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 3-11. Elsevier.
- Lee, S., Tabb, P., Rogers, J., Rybkowski, Z., & Van Zandt, S. (2016). The Impacts of Cost Determinism in Architectural Foundation Design Education: An Analysis of Foundation Design Studio. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 216, 923-932.
- Nicole & Kevin Youngblood Endowed Professorship in Residential Land Development conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - College of Architecture 2015
- Rodney L. Dockery Endowed Professor in Housing and the Homeless conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - College of Architecture 2012
- Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning 2007