Department Directory

Ronald Abler Ronald Abler
Emeritus
rabler@aag.org
Research Interests:
geography of communications systems; history of geographic thought
Clio Andris Clio Andris
Assistant Professor
clio@psu.edu
Research Interests:
GIS; Social Networks; Interpersonal Relationships; Institutions; Telecommunications; Urban Planning; Social Capital
Todd Bacastow Todd Bacastow
Teaching Professor
bacastow@psu.edu
Jennifer Baka Jennifer Baka
Assistant Professor
jeb525@psu.edu
Research Interests:
energy geography; political-industrial ecology; environmental governance; biofuels and hydraulic fracturing
Ryan Baxter Ryan Baxter
Assistant Research Professor
rbaxter@psu.edu
Research Interests:
geospatial technologies; land-use change; data management and distribution; energy
Dennis Bellefiore Dennis Bellefiore
Associate Teaching Professor
dxb45@psu.edu
Research Interests:
geospatial analysis and cognitive biases; collaborative learning; modeling instruction
Justine Blanford Justine Blanford
Associate Teaching Professor
jib18@psu.edu
Research Interests:
GIS; mobility; novel data sources; novel technologies; spatial analysis; spatial and temporal ecology; health & disease; online education
Cynthia Brewer Cynthia Brewer
Head of Department
cab38@psu.edu
Research Interests:
cartographic communication and visualization; map design; color theory; multi-scale mapping; atlas production; topographic maps; cartography
Rob Brooks Robert Brooks
Professor
rpb2@psu.edu
Research Interests:
ecology; conservation and restoration of wetlands, streams, and riparian areas; wetland wildlife; landscape ecology
Andrew Carleton Andrew Carleton
Professor
amc7@psu.edu
Research Interests:
satellite climatology; synoptic climatology; climate dynamics; human impacts on climate; Antarctica
Guido Cervone Guido Cervone
Associate Professor
cervone@psu.edu
Research Interests:
environmental hazards; remote sensing; geoinformatics; social media
Robert Crane Robert Crane
Professor
rqc3@psu.edu
Research Interests:
climatology; regional scale climate change; African climates
James Detwiler Jim Detwiler
Associate Teaching Professor
jed124@psu.edu
Lorraine Dowler Lorraine Dowler
Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs
lxd17@psu.edu
Research Interests:
political geography; gender; qualitative methods; feminist geospolitics
Roger Downs Roger Downs
Professor
rd7@psu.edu
Research Interests:
behavioral; environmental cognition; geography education
William Easterling William Easterling
Professor
wee2@psu.edu
Research Interests:
environmental change; agricultural systems; climate; renewable natural resources; land use
Corina Fernandez Corina Fernandez
Adjunct Instructor
cxf31@psu.edu
Chris Fowler Chris Fowler
Assistant Professor
csfowler@psu.edu
Research Interests:
urban and economic geography; demographics; poverty; planning and economic development policies; spatial statistics; complex economic systems
Susan Friedman Susan Friedman
Adjunct Instructor
swf3@psu.edu
Research Interests:
historical geography; social geography; history of geography
Adrienne Goldsberry Adrienne Goldsberry
Assistant Teaching Professor
adg30@psu.edu
Larry Gorenflo Larry Gorenflo
Associate Professor
ljg11@psu.edu
Research Interests:
biodiversity conservation; cultural ecology; East Africa; Latin America; Southeast Asia
Steve Handwerk Steve Handwerk
Associate Teaching Professor
sph15@psu.edu
Research Interests:
cartography; geospatial intelligence; geospatial analysis; natural disasters
Deryck Holdsworth Deryck Holdsworth
Emeritus
dwh6@psu.edu
Research Interests:
urban historical geography; historical geography of North America; historial GIS
Joshua Inwood Joshua Inwood
Associate Professor
jfi6@psu.edu
Research Interests:
critical race theory; peace geographies; social movements; political economy; urban geography; social justice; cultural geography
Fritz Kessler Fritz Kessler
Associate Research Professor
fck2@psu.edu
Beth King Beth King
Associate Teaching Professor
exf107@psu.edu
Brian King Brian King
Associate Head of Resident Graduate Programs
king@psu.edu
Research Interests:
development; conservation; Southern Africa; cultural and political ecology; health; livelihoods; justice
Alex Klippel Alexander Klippel
Professor
klippel@psu.edu
Research Interests:
3D Modeling; Virtual and Augmented Reality; Crowdsourcing; Landscape Concepts; Human Concepts
Alan MacEachren Alan MacEachren
Professor
maceachren@psu.edu
Research Interests:
geographic information science; visual analytics; geovisualization; cartography; spatial cognition; geocollaboration; human-centered systems
Stephen Matthews Stephen Matthews
Professor
sxm27@psu.edu
Research Interests:
geographic information systems; demography; health and well-being; multi-method research
Doug Miller Doug Miller
Senior Scientist
dam8@psu.edu
Research Interests:
remote sensing; geomorphology; soils; GIS; landscape ecology
Mike Nassry Michael Nassry
Assistant Research Professor
nassry@psu.edu
Research Interests:
Wetland Hydrology; Wetland Condition Assessments; Climate Change Impacts on Wetland Structure and Function
Lise Nelson Lise Nelson
Associate Professor
lknelson@psu.edu
Research Interests:
qualitative methods; Political and feminist geography; Neoliberal globalization; Citizenship belonging and identity; Mexico and the United States; Migration and labor
Donna Peuquet Donna Peuquet
Emeritus
peuquet@psu.edu
Research Interests:
environmental cognition; geographic information science; space-time representation; spatial data models
Bronwen Powell Bronwen Powell
Assistant Professor
bxp15@psu.edu
Research Interests:
Biodiversity and Nutrition; Wild and forest foods; Dietary patterns and dietary diversity; Traditional food systems; Applied Research for improved policy and practice
Anthony Robinson Anthony Robinson
Director of Online Geospatial Education
acr181@psu.edu
Research Interests:
cartography; visual analytics; geovisualization; usability; epidemiology; crisis management; geographic education; HCI; online learning
Karen Schuckman Karen Schuckman
Assistant Teaching Professor
kls505@psu.edu
James Sloan II James Sloan II
Assistant Teaching Professor
jls27@psu.edu
Research Interests:
GIS applied to the geosciences
Erica Smithwick Erica Smithwick
Associate Professor
smithwick@psu.edu
Research Interests:
landscape ecology; ecosystem ecology; biogeochemistry; fire ecology
Alan Taylor Alan Taylor
Professor
aht1@psu.edu
Research Interests:
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
Research Interests:
geospatial intelligence; Intelligence analysis; Homeland security
Kim Thomas Kimberley Thomas
Assistant Professor
kimthomas@psu.edu
Research Interests:
International water politics; political ecology; resource governance; vulnerability; hazards; climate change adaptation; Asia
Denice Wardrop Denice Wardrop
Associate Director of Riparia
dhw110@psu.edu
Melissa Wright Melissa Wright
Department Head, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
mww11@psu.edu
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
Liping Yang Liping Yang
Postdoctoral Scholar
luy51@psu.edu
Research Interests:
geographic information science; geovisualization; Machine Learning
Lakshman Yapa Lakshman Yapa
Emeritus
lxy3@psu.edu
Research Interests:
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
Research Interests:
global change in local places; climate variation and change; land-use/land-cover change; natural hazards; coupled human-environment systems
Michelle Zeiders Michelle Zeiders
Assistant Teaching Professor
mgz1@psu.edu
Karl Zimmerer Karl Zimmerer
Professor
ksz2@psu.edu
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