Kerri Jean Ormerod

Kerri Jean Ormerod

Associate Professor She/her/hers


Kerri Jean Ormerod is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Cooperative Extension at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a social scientist with primary interests in material infrastructure, knowledge about the environment, socio-cultural components of risk perception, and Q methodology. Her research typically explores how science, law, and technology interact and adapt to changing social values regarding water governance.

Research interests

human-environment relations, urban political ecology, water reuse, water governance, drought


  • 2015, Ph.D., Geography, School of Geography and Development, Minor: Law, University of Arizona
  • 2010, M.A., Geography, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona,
  • 2006, B.A., Interdisciplinary Field Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California