Department Directory

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
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
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; feminist political ecology; social and environmental justice; feminist and decolonial methodologies
Chanda Burrage Chanda Burrage
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
crt138@psu.edu
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
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; Geovisualization; GIS; Emergency management; Political and social theory; Logistics
Emily Domanico Emily Domanico
Graduate Student (M.S.)
exd295@psu.edu
Expertise:
cartography; Map Design; Qualitative Usability Assessment ; Map Use in Transportation
Carolyn Fish Carolyn Fish
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
fish@psu.edu
Expertise:
cartography; climate change communication; design; mapping
Zach Goldberg Zach Goldberg
Graduate Student (M.S.)
zag5022@psu.edu
Expertise:
agroecology; Agroforestry; Politcal Ecology; agrobiodiversity
Lucas Harris Lucas Harris
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
lbh146@psu.edu
Expertise:
biogeography; fire ecology; forest ecology; climate change; species distributions
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
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:
Weather forecast and modeling; Computational algorithms; High-performance computing; Spatial analysis
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.)
hultquist@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIScience; Social Data Analytics; Natural Hazards
Courtney Jackson Courtney Jackson
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
coj5074@psu.edu
Expertise:
Natural Hazards; Flooding; Remote Sensing; UAVs; Scientific Communication
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
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
Tara Mazurczyk Tara Mazurczyk
Graduate Student (M.S.+Ph.D.)
tjm5447@psu.edu
Expertise:
Wetlands; conservation; GIS; Watershed Analysis; climate change; ecosystem services
Elham Nasr Azadani Elham Nasr Azadani
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
eun32@psu.edu
Expertise:
Wetland; Society; education
Jonathan Nelson Jonathan Nelson
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
jkn128@psu.edu
Expertise:
cartography; GIScience; user interface/experience design; human-computer/data interaction; movement data; visual analytics
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 and development; Latin America
Jamie Peeler Jamie Peeler
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
peeler@psu.edu
Expertise:
landscape ecology; forest resilience; fire ecology
Elise Quinn Elise Quinn
Graduate Student ( M.S. + Ph.D.)
eaq10@psu.edu
Expertise:
the Black radical tradition; racial capitalism; feminist epistemology and knowledge production; postcolonial and critical theory; communities of care, spaces of affirmation
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
Vivian Rodríguez Rocha Vivian Rodriguez Rocha
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
vdr10@psu.edu
Expertise:
Feminist Geography; Qualitative methods; Gendered labor; Gendered migration
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; Greenland Ice Sheet melt
Elena Sava Elena Sava
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
eus222@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; remote sensing; natural hazards; social media
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
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
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
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
Yanan Xin Yanan Xin
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
ykx5030@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIScience; geovisual analytics; spatio-temporal data mining; mobility analysis
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
Travis Young Travis Young
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
TMY11@PSU.EDU
Expertise:
coastal development; disaster recovery and hazard mitigation; fair and affordable housing policy; urban and land use planning; vulnerability and resilience research
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