Dr. Andy Prelog joined Keen Independent in 2019 as a Senior Consultant. Prior to joining Keen Independent Dr. Prelog worked in higher education as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Colorado. Dr. Prelog’s research background is diverse and includes statistical theory, geographic modeling, environmental sociology, natural hazards and disasters, environmental justice, criminology, water law and corrections. Dr. Prelog is trained in qualitative, quantitative and geographic information science research methods and has conducted research utilizing these methods at both the macro and micro levels. He has authored nine peer-reviewed research articles and worked on grant-funded research from international, national, state, and local funding institutions—including the National Science Foundation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Colorado Department of Corrections. He is an expert on the relationship between natural disasters and crime.
Dr. Prelog’s teaching experience spans the discipline of sociology and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in sociological theory, research methods, statistics, applied sociological theory, sociology of disaster, criminology and the sociology of law, among others.
Dr. Prelog holds a Ph.D. in Sociology with a Certificate of Political Economy and a M.A. in Sociology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado and two B.S. degrees in Sociology and Psychology from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.