Department Directory

Todd Bacastow Todd Bacastow
Teaching Professor
bacastow@psu.edu
Expertise:
Geospatial Intelligence; Analytic Methods; GIS; Comparative Analysis; Cognitive Processes
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
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
Professor of Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
cervone@psu.edu
Expertise:
environmental hazards; remote sensing; geoinformatics; social media
Jack Chang Jack (Shen-Kuen) Chang
Post-doctoral scholar
smc6917@psu.edu
Expertise:
human-computer interaction (HCI); user experience (UX); tangible and embodied interaction (TEI); virtual reality (VR) / augmented reality (AR); spatial cognition; information visualization (InfoVis)
Robert Crane Robert Crane
Professor
rqc3@psu.edu
Expertise:
climatology; regional scale climate change; African climates
Jim Detwiler Jim Detwiler
Associate Teaching Professor
jed124@psu.edu
Expertise:
geospatial programming; web mapping; spatial databases; climate
Roger Downs Roger Downs
Professor
rd7@psu.edu
Expertise:
spatial cognition; cognitive development; geography education; behavioral geography
James Gaboardi James Gaboardi
Post-doctoral Scholar
jgaboardi@psu.edu
Expertise:
spatial optimization; population (dis)aggregations; network-based modeling; high-performance computing; object-oriented programming
Helen Greatrex Helen Greatrex
Assistant Professor of Geography and Statistics
hlg5155@psu.edu
Expertise:
weather risk management; geostatistics; uncertainty estimation; historical weather analysis; satellite rainfall estimation; index insurance; agricultural modeling; social equity
Carolynne Hultquist Carolynne Hultquist
Post-doctoral Scholar
hultquist@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIScience; Social Data Analytics; Natural Hazards
Fritz Kessler Fritz Kessler
Associate Teaching Professor
fck2@psu.edu
Expertise:
Map projections; Datums; Cartographic Design; History of Cartography; Spatial Analysis; Qualitative Analysis
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
Doug Miller Doug Miller
Research Professor
dam8@psu.edu
Expertise:
remote sensing; geomorphology; soils; GIS; landscape ecology; small unmanned autonomous systems
Anthony Robinson Anthony Robinson
Director of Online Geospatial Education
acr181@psu.edu
Expertise:
geovisual analytics; cartography; user-centered design; geovisualization; information visualization
Pejman Sajjadi Pejman Sajjadi
Post-doctoral scholar
sfs5919@psu.edu
Expertise:
Digital game-based learning; Adaptive learning; Immersive technologies; Game development; Web engineering
Karen Schuckman Karen Schuckman
Associate Teaching Professor
kls505@psu.edu
Expertise:
Photogrammetry; Lidar; UAS mapping; Accuracy Assessment
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
Luke Trusel Luke Trusel
Assistant Professor
trusel@psu.edu
Expertise:
climate variability and change; ice sheet surface mass balance; ice core paleoclimatology; remote sensing
Manzhu Yu Manzhu Yu
Assistant Professor
mqy5198@psu.edu
Expertise:
geographic information science; spatiotemporal theories and applications; big data and cloud computing; natural hazards and extreme weather; environmental informatics; spatial data science and deep learning
Michelle Zeiders Michelle Zeiders
Assistant Teaching Professor
mgz1@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; spatial analysis; online geospatial education; geoenvironmental studies
Xi Zhu Xi Zhu
Post-doctoral scholar
xjz5168@psu.edu
Expertise:
GIS; spatial data mining; visual analytics; geovisualization; cartography