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 Geography and Urban Planning PhD Alumni

Here's information about some of our alumni's current positions and contact information. Alumni: We'd like this list to be more complete! To be included, or if you have updates, let us know here. See our alumni on a map, too!  


Year Name Current Employment Location
2018 Karina Benessaiah Banting Fellowship, School of Environment, McGill University Montreal, Canada
2017 Heather Fischer Senior Researcher, Oregon State University Corvallis , OR
2017 Qunshan Zhao Lecturer in Urban Analytics, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
2016 Wan Yu Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Binghamton University Binghamton, NY
2015 Christopher Galletti Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, Columbia University New York, NY
2015 Jason Laura Geographer, United States Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ
2015 Jesse Sayles ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atlantic Ecology Division Narragansett, RI
2015 John Connors Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University Boston, MA
2015 Scott Kelley Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Ann Arbor, MI
2014 Brian Pompeii Faculty, Geography, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA
2014 Melinda Shimizu Assistant Professor, Earth Science and GIS, Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
2013 Bryan Landry Sr Manager, Integrated Resource Planning, Distributed Energy Resources, Climate Risk Impact Analysis and Resilience Planning, Southern California Edison Los Angeles, CA
2013 Dorothy Ibes Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science & Policy, College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
2013 Elyssa Gutbrod GIS Professional and Technical Writer, Titan Mapping Solutions, SE Services, LLC Calgary, Canada
2013 Jennifer Kitson Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
2013 Lawrence Joseph Research Manager, West Marine Watsonville, CA
2013 Matthew Pace Weather Anchor, 12 News Today Phoenix, AZ
2013 Phillip Larson Assistant Professor and Director of Earth Science Programs, Geography Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, MN
2013 Ran Wei Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
2013 Shai Kaplan ASU-BGU Partnership Project Manager, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beersheba
2013 Stephen Buckman Assistant Professor, University of South Florida Tampa, FL
2013 V. Kelly Turner Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2012 David C. Folch Assistant Professor, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2012 Elizabeth Ridder Assistant Professor, California State University San Marcos San Marcos, CA
2012 Jing Yao Senior Lecturer in Urban Big Data and Quantitative Methods, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom