DJ Perkins, GK-12 | Biology, UNCG

DJ Perkins, Geography Ph.D. Candidate


DJ Perkins

David R. Perkins IV (D.J.) is originally from Orlando, FL, but now calls NC "home," having lived here more than 10 years. D.J. enjoys traveling and fitness activities and has traveled extensively around the globe, having visited all 50 of the United States, all 100 counties in NC, and Europe, Africa, Central America, South America, Caribbean, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. D.J. graduated from UNC- Chapel Hill with BS/BA degrees in Business Administration and a second major in Public Policy with a minor in Geography. He has worked for Deloitte & Touche in Washington, DC, as a financial consultant contracted with the Department of the Army. He completed the M.A. in Geography at UNCG in 2012 and is a doctoral student in Geography.

Research Interests

He researches the intersection of human and environmental geographies. Housed in the literatures of biometeorology, geography, and tourism climatology, he seeks to analyze the temporal aspects of day-to-day weather on visitor behavior at select metropolitan zoos, assessing responses to weather changes in tourism, recreation, and leisure contexts.