Dr. Kyle Knight

Associate Professor Department Chair, Sociology

Contact

1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 206C
Huntsville, AL 35899
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256.824.2294
kyle.knight@uah.edu

Biography

Kyle Knight earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Washington State University. As an environmental sociologist, Dr. Knight uses quantitative cross-national data to investigate such issues as environmental sustainability, environmental concern, resource consumption, and climate change. His research has been published in a number of academic journals, including Sociological Forum, Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly, Society and Natural Resources, Global Environmental Change, and Population and Environment.

Dr. Kyle Knight's Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Washington State University, 2012
  • M.A., Sociology, Washington State University, 2008
  • B.B.A., Marketing, University of Texas at Arlington, 2006

Expertise

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Comparative International Sociology
  • Research Methods and Statistics

Recent Publications

  • Knight, Kyle W. “Environmental Sociology” in Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science, edited by Ellen Wohl ( update and revision of 2018 version). New York: Oxford University Press, October 28, 2020. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199363445-0100.

  • Knight, Kyle W. “Explaining Cross-National Variation in the Climate Change Concern Gender Gap: A Research Note.” The Social Science Journal, 56(4): 627-632.

  • Knight, Kyle W. “Does Fossil Fuel Dependence Influence Public Awareness and Perception of Climate Change? A Cross-National Investigation.” International Journal of Sociology, 48(4):295-313. (Invited contribution to special issue on “CO2 Impact and Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors”)

  • Knight, Kyle W. “Environmental Sociology” in Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science, edited by Ellen Wohl. New York: Oxford University Press, July 24, 2018. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199363445-0100 (Invited)

  • Knight, Kyle W., Juliet B. Schor, and Andrew K. Jorgenson. “Wealth Inequality and Carbon Emissions in High-Income Countries.” Social Currents, 4(5):403-412.

  • Jorgenson, Andrew K., Juliet B. Schor, Kyle W. Knight, and Xiaorui Huang. “Domestic Inequality and Carbon Emissions in Comparative Perspective.” Sociological Forum, 31(S1):770-786. (Invited contribution to special issue on “Risk, Climate, and the Environment”)

  • Knight, Kyle W. “Public Awareness and Perception of Climate Change: A Quantitative Cross-National Study.” Environmental Sociology, 2(1):101-113.

  • Knight, Kyle W. “Temporal Variation in the Relationship between Environmental Demands and Well-Being: A Panel Analysis of Developed and Less-Developed Countries.” Population and Environment, 36(1):32-47.

  • Knight, Kyle W. and Juliet B. Schor. “Economic Growth and Climate Change: A Cross-National Analysis of Territorial and Consumption-Based Emissions in High-Income Countries.” Sustainability, 6(6):3722-3731. (Invited contribution to special issue on “Environment in Sustainable Development”)

  • Chen, Chien-fei and Kyle Knight. “Energy at Work: Social Psychological Factors Affecting Energy Conservation Intentions within Chinese Electric Power Companies.” Energy Research and Social Science, 4:23-31.