Senior Keegan Smith recently defended his honors thesis about climate change for Southern’s Honors College and was profiled as “Person of the Week” on East Haven’s Zip06 local news website.
Smith’s thesis — “East Haven vs. West Haven: A comparative study on public perceptions to climate-induced coastal hazards” — is based on an independent research study he conducted on how residents of the two towns view climate risk as it pertains to themselves as opposed to residents of other towns. A psychology major with a minor in theater, Smith sees his thesis as contributing to the field of environmental psychology.
In the article, Smith credits professors Vincent Breslin and the late James Tait of the Department of Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences as providing inspiration for his research.
Read the article in Zip06, “Keegan Smith Focuses on East Haven for SCSU Honors Senior Thesis,” by Jenn McCullough, 12/15/2021.