Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty

Professor
Department Head
land use and agricultural change/global change, economic development/globalization/neoliberalism, nature-society and human-environment theory, environmental impacts (biodiversity/soils/water/conservation), food/producer-consumer networks/sustainability
Professor
Associate Head, Graduate Program Officer
global change in local places, climate variation and change, land-use/land-cover change, environmental hazards, coupled human-environment systems
fire ecology, Earth systems ecology, land use/landcover change, global change ecology, invasive species, tropical forest ecology
Professor
Undergraduate Program Officer; Director, Gould Center
cartographic communication and visualization, map design, color theory, multi-scale mapping, atlas production
Professor
Director, Riparia
ecology, conservation and restoration of wetlands streams and riparian areas, wetland wildlife, landscape ecology
Assistant Professor
Energy policy, energy transitions, renewable energy development and implementation, mixed research methods including GIS, exploratory regional geography
Professor
satellite climatology, synoptic climatology, climate dynamics, human impacts on climate, Antarctica
Associate Professor
Geoinformatics
remote sensing, environmental hazards, geoinformatics, social media
Professor
Director, AESEDA
climatology, regional scale climate change, African climates
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Geography and Women's Studies
feminist geo-politics, cultural geography, gender, qualitative methods
behavioral, environmental cognition, geography education
Professor
Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
environmental change, agricultural systems, climate, renewable natural resources, land use
Professor
President of the University, Professor of Business Administration
economic geography, urban geography, regional economic development
Assistant Professor
urban and economic geography, demographics, poverty, planning and economic development policies, spatial statistics, complex economic systems
Professor
urban historical geography, historical geography of North America, historial GIS
Associate Professor
conservation, development, Southern Africa, cultural and political ecology, health, livelihoods, justice
Associate Professor
Director of Human Factors in GIScience Lab
geographical information science, geographic event conceptualization, behavioral research methods, spatial language
Professor
Professor of African and Africa-American Studies, Professor of AESEDA
Africa and third world development, human dimension of environmental and resource analyses, globalization
Professor
spatial cognition, geographic information science, visual analytics, geovisualization, cartography, geocollaboration, human-centered systems
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Geography
critical development studies, qualitative methods, Political and feminist geography, neoliberal globalization and citizenship, migration, rural gentrification
Professor
Associate Director, GeoVISTA Center
geographic information science, environmental cognition, space-time representation, spatial data models
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Ecology, Director of Landscape Ecology at Penn State (LEAPS)
landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, fire ecology
Professor
Director of Vegetation Dynamics Lab
landscape ecology, fire ecology, disturbance and climate effects on vegetation, biogeography, biological conservation, environmental management, paleoecology
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of EESI
climate change adaptation, resilience theory, sustainability, environmental justice, climate communication, development and climate ethics, feminist theory and political ecology, participatory (action) research, collective learning, Africa
Professor
Professor of Geography and Professor of Women's Studies
political economy, Mexico and Mexico-U.S. border, social justice, political and urban geography, feminist studies
Professor
Post-modern discourse theory, Third World, theories of poverty, community development, GIS applications, public scholarship and service learning
Courtesy appointment, Professor of International Affairs
sustainable development, environmental change, science policy and international affairs, natural resources, information infrastructure
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography (Courtesy Appointment)
demography, health and well-being, multi-method research, geographic information systems

Emeritus Faculty

geography of communications systems, history of geographic thought
environmental systems and policy, water resources, Africa, Eastern Europe
the American landscape, historical geography of American culture

Fixed-Term Research Faculty

Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence, Dutton e-Education Institute; affiliated with Penn State's Online Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security
geographic information systems, spatial analysis, analytic methods, pedagogies, Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Option Lead
Instructor
geospatial technologies, Internet mapping, climate change, land-use change
Research Associate
Research Associate
spatial and temporal ecology of disease, environmental monitoring and management, Health applications in GIS, Geovisualization and visual analytics, GIS and spatial analysis, Movement analysis
Senior Research Assistant
Riparia
botany, wetland monitoring and assessment, floristic quality assessment
Senior Research Associate
MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
GIS, human ecology, spatial epidemiology, spatial and geo-statistics, human biogeography, biodiversity
Research Assistant
MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
watershed hydrology, best management practices, development and application of GIS and simulation models to environmental problems
Visiting Instructor, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
political geography, military geography, geospatial intelligence, Western Europe, Southwest Asia
Senior Instructor
MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
GIS programming and customization, climatology, distance education
Instructor
Adjunct Assistant Professor
social geography, historical geography, history of geography
Visiting Instructor, Dutton e-Education Institute
cartography, geovisualization, epidemiology
Visiting Professor of Geography, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
DEMs for geology/landforms, Viewsheds, military history and GIS
Research Associate
GeoVISTA Center, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
geographic visualization, spatial analysis, health geographics, software development, human-computer interfaces, geographic collaboration
Visiting Associate Professor, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
GIS, cartography, GIS project management
Visiting Associate Professor, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
cartography, projections, datums, coordinate systems
Senior Lecturer
MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
GIS, adult education, problem-based learning
Senior Research Associate
Associate Professor of Geography, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute; Director, Center for Environmental Informatics, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
landscape ecology, geographic information science, remote sensing, soils
Research Associate
Plant Physiological Ecology, landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology
Postdoctoral scholar
landscape ecology, nutrient cycling, Climate change impacts on streams and wetlands
Visiting Instructor, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
spatial analysis, simulation models, urban social geography, complexity science and geography
Visiting Professor of Practice
remote sensing, Geophysics, geobotany, archaeology, environmental forensics, art conservation
Senior Research Assistant
GeoVISTA Center
cartography, remote sensing, web mapping, Java programming, open source GIS, GIScience
Adjunct Professor
geovisualization, spatial statistical analysis, cancer epidemiology
Visiting Senior Lecturer, Dutton e-Education Institute
Research Associate
GeoVISTA Center and Dutton e-Education Institute
geographic visualization, cartography, visual analytics, interface design, user evaluation, crisis management, medical geography
Lecturer
Senior Research Associate
Riparia
Senior Lecturer
MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
Instructor
MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute; Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
cartography and GIS education, World Campus Certificate Program in GIS
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
sustainability, Eastern Europe, geographic education
Lecturer
location intelligence, business GIS, business geography, GIS education, cartography
Instructor
political ecology, environmental history, sustainability, wildlife management, American west, Alaska
Visiting Senior Lecturer
U.S.-Mexican border region, Native American economic development, rural development, practical applications of cultural geography
Visiting Senior Lecturer, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
remote sensing, GNSS, digital elevation models, 3D and 4D modeling
Postdoctoral scholar
GIScience, Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Reasoning, Artificial Intelligence, spatial cognition
Senior Scientist
Assistant Director of Riparia, Associate Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment
landscape ecology, wetland plant communities, effects of human disturbance on wetland ecosystems, wetland condition assessment
Postdoctoral scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar in Health and Environment
Experience of HIV/AIDS, Global health and globalization, Gender and intimate partner violence, Eastern and Southern Africa
Visiting Lecturer, MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
health applications of GIS, environmental applications of GIS, water and health in developing countries
Postdoctoral scholar
Research Assistant
Riparia
floodplain ecology, stream/wetland biological condition assessment
Lecturer
GIS and distance education