Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty

Cynthia Brewer
Professor
Department Head
Research Interests: cartographic communication and visualization, map design, color theory, multi-scale mapping, atlas production, topographic maps
Alexander Klippel
Associate Professor
Associate Department Head and Director of the Graduate Program, Director of Human Factors in GIScience Lab
Research Interests: geographical information science, geographic event conceptualization, behavioral research methods, spatial language
Donna Peuquet
Professor
Director of Undergraduate Programs,Associate Director of GeoVISTA
Research Interests: environmental cognition, geographic information science, space-time representation, spatial data models
Clio Andris (photo: alexis schulman)
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Social Networks, GIS, Interpersonal Relationships, Institutions, Telecommunications, transportation, Urban Planning, Social Capital
Robert Brooks
Professor
Director, Riparia
Research Interests: ecology, conservation and restoration of wetlands streams and riparian areas, wetland wildlife, landscape ecology
Andrew Carleton
Professor
Research Interests: satellite climatology, synoptic climatology, climate dynamics, human impacts on climate, Antarctica
Guido Cervone
Associate Professor
Geoinformatics, Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience
Research Interests: environmental hazards, remote sensing, geoinformatics, social media
Robert Crane
Professor
Director, AESEDA
Research Interests: climatology, regional scale climate change, African climates
Lorraine Dowler
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Geography and Women's Studies
Research Interests: cultural geography, gender, qualitative methods, feminist geo-politics
Roger Downs
Professor
Honors Advisor
Research Interests: behavioral, environmental cognition, geography education
William Easterling
Professor
Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Research Interests: environmental change, agricultural systems, climate, renewable natural resources, land use
Chris Fowler
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: urban and economic geography, demographics, poverty, planning and economic development policies, spatial statistics, complex economic systems
Larry Gorenflo
Professor
Professor of Landscape Architecture, Courtesy appointment in Geography; Faculty-in-Charge, Environmental Inquiry Minor
Research Interests: Biodiversity conservation, cultural ecology, East Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia
Deryck Holdsworth
Professor
Research Interests: urban historical geography, historical geography of North America, historial GIS
Brian King
Associate Professor
Research Interests: development, conservation, Southern Africa, cultural and political ecology, health, livelihoods, justice
Alan MacEachren
Professor
Research Interests: geographic information science, visual analytics, geovisualization, cartography, spatial cognition, geocollaboration, human-centered systems
Lise Nelson
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Geography
Research Interests: qualitative methods, Political and feminist geography, Neoliberal globalization, Citizenship belonging and identity, Mexico and the United States, Migration and labor
Bronwen Powell
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Environmental social and cultural determinants of diet and nutrition, Biodiversity for food security and health, Wild and forest foods, Dietary patterns and dietary diversity, Food systems and traditional foods, Ecosystems and Landscape level Approaches to Human and Ecosystem Health, Applied Research for improved policy and practice
Anthony Robinson
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: visual analytics, geovisualization, usability, epidemiology, crisis management, geographic education, HCI, Online Learning
Erica Smithwick
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Director of Center for Landscape Dynamics, Faculty Associate EESI
Research Interests: landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, fire ecology
Alan Taylor
Professor
Director of Vegetation Dynamics Lab
Research Interests: landscape ecology, fire ecology, disturbance and climate effects on vegetation, biogeography, biological conservation, environmental management, paleoecology
Melissa Wright
Professor
Professor, Department of Geography, and Department Head, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Research Interests: political economy, feminist studies, critical geography, Social movements, state terror, transnationalism, security and militarization in the Americas and along the Mexico-US border
Brent Yarnal
Professor
Research Interests: global change in local places, climate variation and change, land-use/land-cover change, natural hazards, coupled human-environment systems
Karl Zimmerer
Professor
Research Interests: 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
Stephen Matthews
Professor
Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography, Courtesy appointment in Geography, Director of the Demography (Dual-Degree) Training Program
Research Interests: geographic information systems, demography, health and well-being, multi-method research

Emeritus Faculty

Ronald Abler
Research Interests: geography of communications systems, history of geographic thought
Peirce Lewis
Research Interests: the American landscape, historical geography of American culture
Lakshman Yapa
Research Interests: Post-modern discourse theory, Third World, theories of poverty, community development, GIS applications, public scholarship and service learning

Fixed-Term Research Faculty

Ryan Baxter Photo
Senior Research Assistant
Research Interests: geospatial technologies, land-use change, data management and distribution, energy
Dennis J. Bellafiore
Senior Lecturer
for Geospatial Intelligence, Dutton e-Education Institute
Research Interests: geospatial analysis and cognitive biases, collaborative learning, modeling instruction
Soumaya Belmecheri
Research Associate
Vegetation Dymanics Lab, Geosciences
Research Interests: climate and environmental reconstructions from lake sediments and tree-rings
Justine Blanford
Research Associate
Research Interests: GIS, mobility, spatial analysis, spatial and temporal ecology of disease, health
Jim Detwiler photo
Senior Lecturer
Author and Instructor, GEOG 863 and GEOG 897D
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Corina Ferbabdez
Research Assistant
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Postdoctoral scholar
Research Interests: urban geography, political ecology, environmental governance, Landscape planning, Urban and landscape ecology, Landscape visualization
Assistant Professor
Adjunct
Research Interests: historical geography, social geography, history of geography
Steve Handwerk
Senior Lecturer
GEOINT Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
Research Interests: cartography, geospatial intelligence, geospatial analysis, natural disasters
Patrick Kenelly
Professor
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Senior Research Associate
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Beth King
Senior Lecturer
Assistant Program Manager for Online Geospatial Education, MGIS degree program; Senior Lecturer; Instructor, GEOG 483
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Doug Miller
Professor
Senior Scientist
Research Interests: remote sensing, geomorphology, soils, GIS, landscape ecology
Michael Nassry
Postdoctoral scholar
Research Interests: Wetland Hydrology, Wetland Condition Assessments, Climate Change Impacts on Wetland Structure and Function
Visiting scholar
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George Panteras
Postdoctoral scholar
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Scott Pezanowski
Senior Research Assistant
GeoVISTA Center
Research Interests: cartography, Java programming, open source GIS, GIScience, geospatial information storage and analysis and retrieval, web map application architecture research and development
Brandi Robinson
Lecturer
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Gian Rocco
Research Associate
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Jim Sloan
Senior Lecturer
Dutton e-Education Institute
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Gregory Thomas
Assistant Director for Geospatial Intelligence Programs Dutton e-Education Institute
Research Interests: geospatial intelligence, Intelligence analysis, Homeland security
George Van Otten
Visiting Senior Lecturer
Research Interests: U.S.-Mexican border region, Native American economic development, rural development, practical applications of cultural geography
Steve Vanek
Visiting Scholar
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Lecturer
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