Mathew Hauer
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Personal Statement

Mathew Hauer is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University who studies the impacts of climate change on society. Recently, his research has focused on how migration induced by sea level rise could reshape the U.S. population distribution. The New York Times, National Geographic, Time Magazine, Popular Science, USA Today, and others have featured his research. Before coming to Florida State University, Dr. Hauer spent eight years directing the Applied Demography Program at the University of Georgia where he provided valuable demographic research to local, state, and federal governments.

Areas of Interest

Demography, climate change, population projections, environmental sociology, spatial analysis


2016 PhD, Geography, University of Georgia

2008 MS, Demography, Florida State University

2007 BS, Sociology, Florida State University

Selected Publications

Shannon, S. and Hauer, M. (2018). “A life table approach to estimating disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system.” Justice Quarterly 35(2), 330-335.

Hauer, M. (2017). “Migration induced by sea-level rise could reshape the US population landscape.” Nature Climate Change 7(5): 321-325.

Hauer, M., Evans J., and Mishra D. (2016). “Millions projected to be at risk from sea-level rise in the continental United States.” Nature Climate Change 6(7): 691-695.

Hauer, M., Evans J., and Alexander C. (2015). “Sea-level rise and sub-county population projections in coastal Georgia.” Population and Environment 37(1):44-62.

Awards and Honors

Excellence in Research Award, University of Georgia Graduate School (2017)

Policy Communications Fellow, Population Reference Bureau (2016)

Top 30 under 30 Young Alumni, Florida State University (2015)

E. Walter Terrie Award, Southern Demographic Association (2014)