Ph.D., Environmental Engineering
Vanderbilt University

M.S., Civil Engineering
Tennessee Technological University

B.S., Civil Engineering
Tennessee Technological University

A.S., Pre-Engineering and Psychology
Motlow State Community College

Contact Information

Jacobs Hall 290
VU Mailbox: PMB 351831, Nashville, TN 37235-1831 USA

Janey Camp

Research Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Research Focus

I have a broad range of interests, but ultimately I'm interested in studying the interactions of nature and man-made systems utilizing geospatial technologies. This includes modeling future flooding and the potential impacts on communities and infrastructure systems to identify key risk areas. Using a holistic, all hazards approach, we can use risk management techniques to not just identify those key risk areas, but also consider future planning and adaptation strategies that may pose low-cost, high-reward opportunities to assist in informed decision-making. I'm also strongly interested in sharing knowledge with the next generation on these issues by integrating engineering and geospatial technologies in K–12 education to prepare the next group of engineers and scientists to address the challenges of the future. In addition, I'm involved in several interdisciplinary projects focused on infrastructure system adaptation to climate change, risk management and also STEM integration into education.

Dr. Camp's research work ranges from development of new methodologies for enterprise risk management to development of a spill management information system (SMIS 2.0) which links an advanced hydrodynamic and spill model with a geographic information system (GIS) interface. Dr. Camp is also interested in the impacts of climate change on civil infrastructure including freight transportation structures and facilities which led to her helping organize a national summit focused on this topic in June 2011 at Vanderbilt University.

Janey also sees the value of integrating GIS in pre-secondary education and is working with Metro Nashville Public Schools to integrate GIS into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy curriculum.  Another area of research focus is involved with include a study of the impacts and “true costs” of flooding from high intensity, short duration precipitation events as may be seen in the future due to climate change; the combination of social, ecological, and economic factors to measure consequences of such events; and land use management techniques and policies to manage flood events through mitigation or adaptation efforts. 

Dr. Camp is one of several researchers involved in an interdisciplinary project to investigate the extent to which environmental stressors may prompt migration or adaptation in coastal low-lying areas; a project that combines risk management, GIS, environmental hazard mapping and modeling along with social science studies of human behavior and coupled human and nature interactions.

Professional Societies & Affiliations

Dr. Camp is a licensed civil engineer in the state of Tennessee and actively participates in professional societies such as:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE).

Dr. Camp is also a member and/or affiliate of:

In her spare time, Dr. Camp serves on the committee for TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research) in addition to volunteering as a Science Communication Fellow for the Adventure Science Center.



2014 Nashville Emerging Leaders Award Finalist in Environment and Sustainability

2014 - Graduate of the 5th Class of theTransit Citizen Leadership Academy of Middle Tennessee

2012 Citizen Engineer Award - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

March 2012 - Appointed to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Committee on America's Infrastructure

2012 Eastern Region Younger Member Council (ERYMC) Outstanding Younger Member in Community Service Activities Award, American Society of Civil Engineers

2011 Young Engineer of the Year - American Society of Civil Engineers, Tennessee Section


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