Todd Reynolds passed away on Sunday, June 22 at his home in Syracuse, New York. Reynolds was serving as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies at Syracuse University at the time of his death at age 37. He was working on an advanced training project in rehabilitation research and disability policy funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Reynolds was born in Milwaukee and grew up in the Atlanta area. He earned a B.A. in geography in 1994 and an M.S. in 1999, both from the University of Alabama. He completed his PhD in geography at the University of Oklahoma in 2007. Reynolds specialized in the experiences of people with disabilities in natural disasters. His doctoral dissertation, “Fragmentary Worlds: Sensory/Mobility Impairment, Indistinct Perceptions, and Shadowy Responses to Severe Weather,” explored how people with disabilities prepare for and cope with tornadoes and other severe weather in the Midwest.
Todd Reynolds (Necrology). 2008. AAG Newsletter 43(7): 23.