Department Directory

Ronald Abler Ronald Abler
Emeritus
rabler@aag.org
Expertise:
geography of communications systems; history of geographic thought
Cary Anderson Cary Anderson
Lecturer
caryanderson@psu.edu
Expertise:
Cartography & Geovisualization; Usability/Perception/Emotion in Maps; Survey Methods/Questionnaire Design
Clio Andris Clio Andris
Assistant Professor
clio@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; Social Networks; Interpersonal Relationships; Flow Data; Urban Planning
Todd Bacastow Todd Bacastow
Teaching Professor
bacastow@psu.edu
Expertise:
Geospatial Intelligence; Analytic Methods; GIS; Comparative Analysis; Cognitive Processes
Peter Backhaus Peter Backhaus
Graduate Student (M.S. + Ph.D.)
pbackhaus@psu.edu
Expertise:
Wetland Functional Assessment
Madha Bagher Mahda Bagher
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
mmm6749@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIScience; Virtual Reality; Spatial Cognition; 3D modeling; Data Analysis
Jennifer Baka Jennifer Baka
Assistant Professor
jeb525@psu.edu
Expertise:
energy geography; political ecology; industrial ecology; governance
Megan Baumann Megan Baumann
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
meganbaumann@psu.edu
Expertise:
smallholder agriculture; water resources, irrigation; seed systems; environmental governance; feminist theory; Regional focus: Latin America, with current research in Colombia and previous projects in Nicaragua and Argentina
Ryan Baxter Ryan Baxter
Associate Teaching Professor
rbaxter@psu.edu
Expertise:
geospatial technologies; land-use change; data management and distribution; energy
Dennis Bellefiore Dennis Bellefiore
Associate Teaching Professor
dxb45@psu.edu
Expertise:
geospatial analysis and cognitive biases; collaborative learning; modeling instruction
Justine Blanford Justine Blanford
Associate Teaching Professor
jib18@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; mobility; novel data sources; novel technologies; spatial analysis; spatial and temporal ecology; health & disease; online education
Megan Boyle Meg Boyle
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
mmb5966@psu.edu
Expertise:
International climate governance
Kelsey Brain Kelsey Brain
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
kjb5816@psu.edu
Expertise:
critical development studies; social and environmental justice; feminist political ecology; feminist methodologies
Cynthia Brewer Cynthia Brewer
Head of Department
cab38@psu.edu
Expertise:
cartographic communication and visualization; map design; color theory; multi-scale mapping; atlas production; topographic maps; cartography
Rob Brooks Robert Brooks
Emeritus
rpb2@psu.edu
Expertise:
ecology; conservation and restoration of wetlands, streams, and riparian areas; wetland wildlife; landscape ecology
Chanda Burrage Chanda Burrage
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
crt138@psu.edu
Martina Calovi Martina Calovi
Post-doctoral scholar
mxc895@psu.edu
Expertise:
Geographical Information Science applied to natural disaster and emergencies; climate change; extreme weather events forecast; data fusion; interactions and coexistence between human and physical environment; managerial implications of geographical analyses into the decision-making process
Andrew Carleton Andrew Carleton
Professor
amc7@psu.edu
Expertise:
climatology; synoptic climatology; climate dynamics; climate impacts of aviation contrails; human impacts on climate; climate variability and change; land surface-climate interactions; polar climatology; polar lows; Southern Ocean; Antarctica
Sara Cavallo Sara Cavallo
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
sec271@psu.edu
Expertise:
political ecology; Geographies of Agriculture and Food; Spatial Analysis & GIS; Nutrition and Health
Guido Cervone Guido Cervone
Associate Professor
cervone@psu.edu
Expertise:
environmental hazards; remote sensing; geoinformatics; social media
Sarah Chamberlain Sarah Chamberlain
Curator, PAC Herbarium
sjm20@psu.edu
Expertise:
floristic quality assessment; plant Identification; rare plant surveys; wetland ecology; collections management
Connor Chapman Connor Chapman
Graduate Student (M.S.+Ph.D.)
cjc358@psu.edu
Expertise:
Climatology; Physical Geography
Hanzhou Chen Hanzhou Chen
Graduate Student (M.S. + Ph.D.)
hzc176@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; Geovisualization and visual analytics; Urban Planning
Laura Clemente-Harding Laura Clemente-Harding
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
lec170@psu.edu
Harrison Cole Harrison Cole
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
Harrison.Cole@psu.edu
Expertise:
cartography; Virtual/augmented/mixed reality; geovisualization; Dreams; Labor and organizing; Political and social theory; Logistics; Mobilities
Karen Cox Karen Cox
Administrative Support Coordinator
kma14@psu.edu
Expertise:
Process expenses and reimbursements (including travel); Monitor departmental endowments; Award scholarships and academic enrichment; Process wage payroll appointments/bi-weekly payroll submissions; Coordinate faculty searches; Faculty support
Robert Crane Robert Crane
Professor
rqc3@psu.edu
Expertise:
climatology; regional scale climate change; African climates
Marnie Deibler Marnie Deibler
Proposal and Award Generalist
mpr5@psu.edu
Expertise:
Proposal preparation and submission, including subawards; Administer amendments or continuations; Monitor grant and contract balances, fulfill reporting requirements, and compose closing documents; Promotion & Tenure, 5 Year Post reviews; Faculty Activity Reports
Jim Detwiler Jim Detwiler
Assistant Teaching Professor
jed124@psu.edu
Expertise:
geospatial programming; web mapping; spatial databases; climate
Emily Domanico Emily Domanico
Graduate Student (M.S.)
exd295@psu.edu
Lorraine Dowler Lorraine Dowler
Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs
lxd17@psu.edu
Expertise:
political geography; gender; qualitative methods; feminist geospolitics
Roger Downs Roger Downs
Professor
rd7@psu.edu
Expertise:
spatial cognition; cognitive development; geography education; behavioral geography
William Easterling William Easterling
Professor
wee2@psu.edu
Expertise:
environmental change; agricultural systems; climate; renewable natural resources; land use
Corina Fernandez Corina Fernandez
Researcher
cxf31@psu.edu
Carolyn Fish Carolyn Fish
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
fish@psu.edu
Expertise:
cartography; climate change communication; design; mapping
Chris Fowler Chris Fowler
Associate Professor
csfowler@psu.edu
Expertise:
inequality; population; scale; economic; urban; race; segregation
Susan Friedman Susan Friedman
Affiliate Instructor
swf3@psu.edu
Expertise:
historical geography; social geography; history of geography
Zach Goldberg Zach Goldberg
Graduate Student (M.S.)
zag5022@psu.edu
Expertise:
agroecology; Agroforestry; Politcal Ecology; agrobiodiversity
Adrienne Goldsberry Adrienne Goldsberry
Assistant Teaching Professor
adg30@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS Education; Urban Planning; Environmental Perception & Attitudes
Larry Gorenflo Larry Gorenflo
Professor
ljg11@psu.edu
Expertise:
biodiversity conservation; cultural ecology; East Africa; Latin America; Southeast Asia
Steve Handwerk Steve Handwerk
Assistant Teaching Professor
sph15@psu.edu
Expertise:
cartography; geospatial intelligence; geospatial analysis; natural disasters
Lucas Harris Lucas Harris
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
lbh146@psu.edu
Expertise:
biogeography; fire ecology; forest ecology; climate change; species distributions
Bob Hibbert Robert Hibbert
Computer Lab Supervisor
rlh23@psu.edu
Mikael Hiestand Mikael Hiestand
Graduate Student (M.S.+Ph.D.)
mph21@psu.edu
Bradley Hinger Bradley Hinger
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
bfh5093@psu.edu
Expertise:
Race and Racism; Critical Theory; Public Memory; Qualitative Methods
Deryck Holdsworth Deryck Holdsworth
Emeritus
dwh6@psu.edu
Expertise:
urban historical geography; historical geography of North America; historial GIS
Yooinn Hong Yooinn Hong
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
yxh186@psu.edu
Weiming Hu Weiming Hu
Graduate Student (M.S.+Ph.D.)
wuh20@psu.edu
Expertise:
remote sensing; natural resources/environment
Jiawei (Jade) Huang Jiawei (Jade) Huang
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
jzh87@psu.edu
Expertise:
3d modeling; VR
Carolynne Hultquist Carolynne Hultquist
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
cgh138@psu.edu
Hannah Ingram Hannah Ingram
Research Support Technician 1
hmi101@psu.edu
Expertise:
Structure adn function of wetlands and related resources, mainly in Mid-Atlantic states
Joshua Inwood Joshua Inwood
Associate Professor
jfi6@psu.edu
Expertise:
critical race theory; peace geographies; social movements; political economy; urban geography; social justice; cultural geography
Courtney Jackson Courtney Jackson
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
coj5074@psu.edu
Expertise:
Natural Hazards; Flooding; Remote Sensing; UAVs; Scientific Communication
Fritz Kessler Fritz Kessler
Associate Teaching Professor
fck2@psu.edu
Expertise:
Map projections; Datums; Cartographic Design; History of Cartography; Spatial Analysis; Qualitative Analysis
Beth King Beth King
Associate Teaching Professor
exf107@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; data management; geospatial analysis; online education
Brian King Brian King
Associate Head of Resident Graduate Programs
king@psu.edu
Expertise:
development; conservation; Southern Africa; cultural and political ecology; health; livelihoods; justice
Alex Klippel Alexander Klippel
Professor
klippel@psu.edu
Expertise:
3D Modeling; Virtual and Augmented Reality; Crowdsourcing; Landscape Concepts; Human Concepts
Denise Kloehr Denise Kloehr
Administrative Support Cordinator
dak28@psu.edu
Expertise:
Office Manager; Human Resources; Visas; Salaries; Sabbaticals; General and Research Budget Administration; Awards; Endowments; Promotion and Tenure
Daniel Kunches Daniel Kunches
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
dmk354@psu.edu
Catherine Lauvaux Catherine Lauvaux
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
cta5060@psu.edu
Expertise:
fire ecology
Xi Liu Xi Liu
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
xiliu@psu.edu
Expertise:
Urban Computing; Social Networks; Complex Systems; GIScience
Alan MacEachren Alan MacEachren
Professor
maceachren@psu.edu
Expertise:
visual analytics; geovisualization; geographic information retrieval; place & big data
Grace Malley Grace Malley
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
gsm11@psu.edu
Andrew Marshall Andrew Marshall
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
atm177@psu.edu
Expertise:
historical urban geography
Arif Masrur Arif Masrur
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
axm733@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIScience; GeoVisual and Immersive Analytics; Urban-Environmental Systems
Stephen Matthews Stephen Matthews
Professor
sxm27@psu.edu
Expertise:
geographic information systems; demography; health and well-being; multi-method research
Tara Mazurczyk Tara Mazurczyk
Graduate Student (M.S.+Ph.D.)
tjm5447@psu.edu
Expertise:
Wetlands; conservation; GIS; Watershed Analysis; climate change; ecosystem services
Doug Miller Doug Miller
Research Professor
dam8@psu.edu
Expertise:
remote sensing; geomorphology; soils; GIS; landscape ecology; small unmanned autonomous systems
Elham Nasr Azadani Elham Nasr Azadani
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
eun32@psu.edu
Expertise:
Wetland; Society; education
Mike Nassry Michael Nassry
Assistant Research Professor
nassry@psu.edu
Expertise:
Wetland Hydrology; Ecological Condition Assessments; Climate Change Impacts on Wetland Structure and Function; Meltwater Supported Wetland Systems; Wetland Ecosystem Services
Jonathan Nelson Jonathan Nelson
Graduate Student (M.S.)
jkn128@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; cartography; visual analytics
Lise Nelson Lise Nelson
Associate Professor
lknelson@psu.edu
Expertise:
qualitative methods; Political and feminist geography; Neoliberal globalization; Citizenship belonging and identity; Mexico and the United States; Migration and labor
Stacey Olson Stacey Olson
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
sko8@psu.edu
Expertise:
landscape ecology; coupled human-environment systems; human dimensions of natural resources and the environment
Ruchi Patel Ruchi Patel
Graduate Student (M.S.)
rdp20@psu.edu
Expertise:
conservation; community development; natural resources; sustainability; environment & society
Jamie Peeler Jamie Peeler
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
jjp5689@psu.edu
Expertise:
Disturbance dynamics; forest resilience; landscape ecology
Jess Perks Jessica Perks
Administrative Support Assistant
jdw213@psu.edu
Donna Peuquet Donna Peuquet
Emeritus
peuquet@psu.edu
Expertise:
environmental cognition; geographic information science; space-time representation; spatial data models
Bronwen Powell Bronwen Powell
Assistant Professor
bxp15@psu.edu
Expertise:
Biodiversity and Nutrition; Wild and forest foods; Dietary patterns and dietary diversity; Traditional food systems; Applied Research for improved policy and practice
Michelle Ritchie Michelle Ritchie
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
mar550@psu.edu
Expertise:
climate change adaptation; vulnerability and resilience; coastal communities; Arctic and near-Arctic environments
Anthony Robinson Anthony Robinson
Director of Online Geospatial Education
acr181@psu.edu
Expertise:
geovisual analytics; cartography; user-centered design; geovisualization; information visualization
Vivian Rodríguez Rocha Vivian Rodriguez Rocha
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
vdr10@psu.edu
Expertise:
Feminist Geography; Qualitative methods; Gendered labor; Gendered migration
Angela Rogers Angela Rogers
Marketing Communications Specialist
amr115@psu.edu
Expertise:
Science writer; Department webmaster; Newsletter editor; Photography and videography
Marie Louise Ryan Marie Louise Ryan
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
mdr259@psu.edu
Julie Sanchez Julie Sanchez
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
jms1286@psu.edu
Expertise:
Arctic Amplification,; climate change; synoptic climatology; Arctic Climate Change
Elena Sava Elena Sava
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
eus222@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; remote sensing; natural hazards; social media
Karen Schuckman Karen Schuckman
Assistant Teaching Professor
kls505@psu.edu
Expertise:
Photogrammetry; Lidar; UAS mapping; Accuracy Assessment
Nari Senanayake Nari Senanayake
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
nus192@psu.edu
Expertise:
health and environment; agrarian political economy/ecology
Mark Simpson Mark Simpson
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
mbs278@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIScience- Virtual Reality; Visualization; Spatial Cognition
James Sloan II James Sloan II
Assistant Teaching Professor
jls27@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS applied to the geosciences
Erica Smithwick Erica Smithwick
Professor
smithwick@psu.edu
Expertise:
landscape ecology; ecosystem ecology; biogeochemistry; fire ecology
Michael Stryker Michael Stryker
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
mzs114@psu.edu
Gabriel Tamariz Gabriel Tamariz
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
gabrieltamariz@psu.edu
Expertise:
agrobiodiversity; drug wars; food sovereignty; violent environments
Alan Taylor Alan Taylor
Professor
aht1@psu.edu
Expertise:
landscape ecology; fire ecology; disturbance and climate effects on vegetation; biogeography; biological conservation; environmental management; paleoecology
Greg Thomas Gregory Thomas
Assistant Director of Geospatial Intelligence Programs
gat5@psu.edu
Expertise:
geospatial intelligence; Intelligence analysis; Homeland security
Beichen Tian Beichen Tian
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
but221@psu.edu
Expertise:
social flow; network science; data mining; human movement under conflicts; urban planning; geovisualization
Ramzi Tubbeh Ramzi Tubbeh
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
rmt5319@psu.edu
Saumya Vaishnava Saumya Vaishnava
Graduate Student (M.S. + Ph.D.)
suv276@psu.edu
Expertise:
Political economy of energy; Coal and hydropower; Governance
Jodi Vender Jodi Vender
Academic Adviser
jvender@psu.edu
Expertise:
geography education; human geography; women in the history of geography; geographical societies
Denice Wardrop Denice Wardrop
Director of Riparia
dhw110@psu.edu
Missy Weaver Melissa Weaver
Administrative Support Assistant
mkf15@psu.edu
Expertise:
Administrative Support Assistant; Undergraduate Enrollment Specialist; Department Head and Advisor Calendar Scheduling; Department Safety Coordinator; Key Coordinator; SRTE Administrator; Event Coordinator; Room Reservations; Maintain Listservs; Mailings; Order Supplies; Receptionist
Jacklyn Weier Jacklyn Weier
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
juw963@psu.edu
Expertise:
Feminist Geography; Queer Geography; Geographies of Sexuality
Amy Welch
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
APW131@PSU.EDU
Melissa Wright Melissa Wright
Department Head, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
mww11@psu.edu
Expertise:
political economy; feminist studies; critical geography; social movements; state terror; transnationalism; security and militarization in the Americas and along the Mexico-US border
Yanan Xin Yanan Xin
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
ykx5030@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; spatial statistics; spatio-temporal data mining
Fangcao Xu Fangcao Xu
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
fbx5002@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIScience, Geospatial Big Data Analytics and Geo-visualization ; Natural Language Processing; Social Network Analysis; Spatiotemporal Information Diffusion; Machine Learning, Data Mining
Liping Yang Liping Yang
Postdoctoral Scholar
luy51@psu.edu
Expertise:
geographic information science; geovisualization; Machine Learning
Lakshman Yapa Lakshman Yapa
Emeritus
lxy3@psu.edu
Expertise:
Post-modern discourse theory; Third World; theories of poverty; community development; GIS applications; public scholarship and service learning
Brent Yarnal Brent Yarnal
Emeritus
alibar@psu.edu
Expertise:
global change in local places; climate variation and change; land-use/land-cover change; natural hazards; coupled human-environment systems
Travis Young Travis Young
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
TMY11@PSU.EDU
Expertise:
demography
Michelle Zeiders Michelle Zeiders
Assistant Teaching Professor
mgz1@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; spatial analysis; online geospatial education; geoenvironmental studies
Anthony Zhao Anthony Zhao
Graduate Student (M.S.)
auz64@psu.edu
Expertise:
fire ecology; vegetation dynamics; prescribed burning
Jiayan Zhao Jiayan Zhao
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
juz64@psu.edu
Expertise:
Spatial Cognition; Virtual Reality; Mobile Development; GIScience
Karl Zimmerer Karl Zimmerer
Professor
ksz2@psu.edu
Expertise:
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