Tobin N Walton

Associate Professor

Tobin N Walton
College of Health & Human Sciences

Sociology & Social Work

Gibbs Hall 206-D
Ph.D.Sociology / University of Tennessee
MASociology / University of Louisville
B.S.Social Science (Teaching) / University of Southern Indiana

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on developing interdisciplinary and mixed-methods approaches to investigate, understand, and address the complex social drivers of environmental and human health problems and injustice. My work relates most directly to three interrelated streams of research within sociology: the social psychological and cultural bases of action and behavior, conflict and justice in relation to technology, natural resource management and development, and assessment of the social facets of adaptive capacity and resilience to the effects of climate change.

Recent Publications

  • Tanzid Hasnain, Tobin Walton, K Odubela, S. McConnell, Lauren Davis, J. Ivy, Steven Jiang, D Coan, Md Islam, E. Mpere (2023). (Resiliency within the Socio-Ecological System of a Large Food Bank Network: Preparing, mitigating, responding, and recovering from Hurricane Florence.). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Tobin Walton, Robert Jones (2022). (An Information-Theoretic Approach to Modeling the Major Drivers of Pro-Environmental Behavior). (22) 14, Sustainability.
  • Robert Jones, Tobin Walton, Silvia Duluc-Silva, Mark Fly (2021). (Household Food Insecurity in an Urban Food Desert-A Descriptive Analysis of an African American Community). pp. 1-19. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.
  • Tobin Walton, Robert Jones (2018). (Ecological Identity: The Development and Assessment of a Measurement Scale). In Dr. Ann Devlin, (6) 50, pp. 657-689. Environment and Behavior.
  • Tobin Walton, Mark Austin, (2011). (“Pro-environmental Behavior in an Urban Social Structural Context”). (03) 31, Sociological Spectrum.