Curriculum Vitae

Marc R. Settembrino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Southeastern Louisiana University

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae – Please contact me for most recent CV.

2013 Ph.D. in Sociology University of Central Florida

Dissertation: “When There’s No Home to Prepare: Understanding Natural Hazards Vulnerability Among the Homeless in Central Florida

2010 M.A. in Sociology University of South Florida

Thesis: “Between Agency and Accountability: an Ethnographic Study of Volunteers Participating in a Juvenile Diversion Program

2008 B.A. in Sociology University of South Florida


Research and Teaching Interests
Social inequality, Disaster Vulnerability, Urban/Community Sociology,
Journal Articles
Settembrino, M. R. (2017). “Sometimes You Can’t Even Sleep at Night: Social Vulnerability among Men Experiencing Homelessness in Central Florida.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.
Settembrino, M. R. (2017). “Exercising Agency: How Men Experiencing Homelessness Employ Human, Social, and Cultural Capital to Mitigate Natural Hazards Risk.” Natural Hazards Review.
Grauerholz, L. & M. R. Settembrino. (2016). “Teaching about Inequalities: Using Public Transportation and Visual Sociology to Raise Students’ Awareness.” Teaching Sociology.
Settembrino, M. R. (2016). “Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on the Pre-Disaster Homeless and Homeless Shelter Services in New Jersey.” Journal of Emergency Management 14(1).
Settembrino, M. R. (2013). “Values Over Structure: An Ethnographic Study of Adult Volunteers Participating in a Juvenile Diversion Program.” Justice Policy Journal 10(2).
Book Chapters
Settembrino, M. R. (Forthcoming). “Mass Shootings as Hate Crimes” in Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses. Jaclyn Schildkraut (Ed.). ABC-CLIO.
Rivera, F. I. & Settembrino, M. R. (2012). “Toward a Sociological Framework of Community Resilience” in Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Kapucu, Rivera, and Hawkins (Eds.). Routledge.
Technical Reports
Settembrino, M. R. (Ed.) * (2014). “Greenville Park Community Survey – Final Report” for the Louisiana AARP.
Rathbun, T*. & Settembrino, M. R. (2014). “Greenville Park Community Profile” for the Louisiana AARP.
Settembrino, M. R. (2013). “The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Homeless in New Jersey.” QR239. Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado-Boulder.
Rivera, F. I. & Settembrino, M. R. (2011). “Social Capital Report: Building Disaster Resilience and Sustainability in Rural Communities in Central Florida.” USDA Award No. 2010-67023-21698.
(* indicates student co-author)
Other Publications
Settembrino, M. R. “The Pulse Nightclub Massacre, An Insider’s Perspective” editorial published in the Hammond Daily Star, June 13, 2016.
Settembrino, M. R. (November 2015). “Vulnerable Yet Resilient: Homelessness and Disaster Response in the United States” in the Natural Hazards Observer.
Funded Research
$642. “Community Vulnerability Assessment in Tangipahoa Parish” Faculty Enhancement Grant, Southeastern Louisiana University.
$3,000. “Greenville Park Community Survey” with support from the Louisiana AARP.
$2,000. “Understanding Hurricane Sandy’s Effect on the Homeless in New Jersey” Quick Response Program, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder.


Unfunded Proposals
“Ending Homelessness in Rural Louisiana” submitted to the Sociological Initiatives Foundation.
“Using WebGIS to understand Natural Hazards, Community Risks, and Social Vulnerabilities” submitted to NSF InteGreaTe initiative.
Invited Presentations & Sessions
“Riding Out Hurricanes in Tents and Makeshift Shelters” at the Building Climate Change Resilience with Homeless Persons and At-Risk Tenants Workshop hosted by the Victorian Council of Social Services, the Australian Red Cross and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Forum.
“Disaster Vulnerability Across the Life Course.” Moderator, at the 41st Annual Natural Hazards Research and Application Workshop.
“Hegemonic Tales & Subversive Stories of Homelessness in We Live in Water” Invited lecture, Common Read Series, Southeastern Louisiana University Writing Center.
“Social Vulnerability and Disasters I.” Panelist, at the 40th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop.
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
American Sociological Association
Association for Humanist Sociology
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
Southern Sociological Society