Department Directory

Ronald Abler Ronald Abler
Professor Emeritus of Geography
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
Jennifer Baka Jennifer Baka
Assistant Professor
jeb525@psu.edu
Expertise:
energy geography; political ecology; industrial ecology; governance
Ryan Baxter Ryan Baxter
Associate Teaching Professor
rbaxter@psu.edu
Expertise:
geospatial technologies; land-use change; data management and distribution; energy
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
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
Professor Emeritus of Geography
rpb2@psu.edu
Expertise:
ecology; conservation and restoration of wetlands, streams, and riparian areas; wetland wildlife; landscape ecology
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
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
Robert Crane Robert Crane
Professor
rqc3@psu.edu
Expertise:
climatology; regional scale climate change; African climates
Jim Detwiler Jim Detwiler
Assistant Teaching Professor
jed124@psu.edu
Expertise:
geospatial programming; web mapping; spatial databases; climate
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
Rodney Erickson Rodney Erickson
17th President of Penn State
rae@psu.edu
Corina Fernandez Corina Fernandez
Researcher
cxf31@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS applications in hydrology and water resources; spatial landscape analysis; environmental modeling
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
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
Deryck Holdsworth Deryck Holdsworth
Professor Emeritus of Geography
dwh6@psu.edu
Expertise:
urban historical geography; historical geography of North America; historial GIS
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
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:
visualizing climate change; immersive analytics; designing environmental decision support systems; immersive learning; storytelling in 360 degrees; digital humanities; place; spatial cognition; wayfinding; embodiment
Alan MacEachren Alan MacEachren
Professor of Geography and Information Science & Technology
maceachren@psu.edu
Expertise:
visual analytics; geovisualization; geographic information retrieval; place & big data
Stephen Matthews Stephen Matthews
Liberal Arts Professor
sxm27@psu.edu
Expertise:
geographic information systems; demography; health and well-being; multi-method research
Doug Miller Doug Miller
Research Professor
dam8@psu.edu
Expertise:
remote sensing; geomorphology; soils; GIS; landscape ecology; small unmanned autonomous systems
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
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
Hari Osofsky Hari Osofsky
Dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs
DeanPSLandSIA@psu.edu
Donna Peuquet Donna Peuquet
Professor Emeritus of Geography
peuquet@psu.edu
Expertise:
environmental cognition; geographic information science; space-time representation; spatial data models
Nathan Piekiekek Nathan Piekiekek
Geospatial Services Librarian
nbp104@psu.edu
Expertise:
geographic information science; remote sensing and spatial analysis geospatial research support ; landscape ecology and conservation ; interdisciplinary social and natural science research
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
Anthony Robinson Anthony Robinson
Director of Online Geospatial Education
acr181@psu.edu
Expertise:
geovisual analytics; cartography; user-centered design; geovisualization; information visualization
Brandi Robinson Brandi Robinson
Assistant Teaching Professor
bjn151@psu.edu
Expertise:
greenhouse gas emissions; energy conservation; energy policy
Karen Schuckman Karen Schuckman
Assistant Teaching Professor
kls505@psu.edu
Expertise:
Photogrammetry; Lidar; UAS mapping; Accuracy Assessment
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
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
Denice Wardrop Denice Wardrop
Director of Riparia
dhw110@psu.edu
Expertise:
ecological indicator development; monitoring and assessment for environmental management; wetland ecosystem services; impacts of anthropogenic change
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
Lakshman Yapa Lakshman Yapa
Professor Emeritus of Geography
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
Professor Emeritus of Geography
alibar@psu.edu
Expertise:
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
Expertise:
GIS; spatial analysis; online geospatial education; geoenvironmental studies
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