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Frank Aldrich
Professor Emeritus

Aldrich served ASU as a faculty member at ASU from 1969 to 2000. He pioneered the field of GIS at ASU, acquiring the university’s first geographic information systems software and developing coursework in this area.

Daniel Arreola
Professor Emeritus

Arreola is a cultural geographer who specializes in the study of the Mexican American borderlands.

480-965-7533
Gregory Asner
Professor

Asner is an ecologist recognized for his exploratory and applied research on ecosystems and climate change at regional to global scales. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
School Director & Professor

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen serves as director and professor of SGSUP. Her research interests are transdisciplinary in the fields of international business, innovation ecosystems, and urban-regional restructuring.

602-543-4306
  
Robert Balling
Professor

Balling has a long history of conducting research on the climate change issue with a special interest in blending in applications involving Geographic Information Systems.

480-965-7533
  
Sarah Bardin
Ph.D. Geography
Bob Bolin
Affiliate Faculty

Bolin blends hazards geography, political ecology and critical theory to study environmental justice and human vulnerability to environmental and technological hazards.

480-965-6421
Christopher Boone
Affiliate Faculty

Boone's research contributes to ongoing debates in sustainable urbanization, environmental justice, vulnerability, and global environmental change.

480-965-2236
  
Aldo Brandi
Ph.D. Geography
Jonathan Bratt
Ph.D. Geography

Jonathan Bratt is a PhD. student in Geography at Arizona State University. He is currently completing a dissertation on relations between public life, urban space, and social aesthetics in the city of Tianjin, China.

Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Anthony Brazel
Professor Emeritus

Brazel is a geographer and climatologist who has written more than 180 professional articles and reports on climate, focusing primarily at the local and regional scale.

480-965-7533
  
Ashley Broadbent
Assistant Research Professor

Urban heat mitigation, micro-climate effects of stormwater re-use and water sensitive urban design, land-atmosphere interactions, biophysical and biogeochemical effects of biofuels

Elizabeth Burns
Professor Emerita

Burns is a professor emerita. During her time as professor, she focused her work and studies on issues pertaining to urban, land use, and transportation.

480-965-7533
 
Randall Cerveny
President's Professor

Cerveny, professor of geographical sciences, also serves as Rapporteur on Extreme Records for the United Nations/World Meteorological Organization with the responsibility for researching and verifying global weather records.

480-965-7533
  
Christopher Clanahan
Manager of Graduate Programs

Clanahan's research primarily focuses on regional and intergovernmental planning, rural planning, federal planning, planning law, policy analysis in planning, and community development

Malcolm Comeaux
Professor Emeritus

Comeaux's work has focused on cultural and historical geography in the American Southwest, French Louisiana and Europe.

480-965-7533
 
Assistant Professor

Dr. Connor uses big data to study the role of geographic forces in shaping patterns of human behavior, migration, social mobility and inequality over long periods of time.

Matthew Wigginton Conway
Ph.D. Geography

Conway's research interests are in urban transportation, transportation demand modeling, and public transport.

520-216-5863
Andrea Cottrell
Executive Coordinator, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science
480-727-7896
  
Peter Crank
Ph.D. Geography

He is a Geography Ph.D. working in urban climate in urban surface energy balances and their impacts on human society.

480-965-7533
 
Katherine Crewe
Professor Emerita

Crewe's scholarship addresses the fields of planning and urban design, with an emphasis on gender and the needs of local communities.

480-965-6501
  
Hemalata Dandekar
Professor Emerita

Dandekar served as director and professor of ASU’s Department of Planning from 2002-2009. Her work focused on international development planning, planning methods, gender and environment and housing.

480-965-7167
 
Beverly Davis
Academic Success Coordinator
480-727-5575
Stephanie Deitrick
Assistant Clinical Professor

Deitrick is the program director for the Masters of Advanced Study in GIS (MASGIS) Program. Her research focuses on GIS, decision-making and uncertainty and the use of GIS in public policy decisions.

480-965-7533
 
Mary Donovan
Assistant Professor

Donovan is a quantitative spatial ecologist focused on applied questions that inform conservation and management of coupled human-natural systems

Ronald Dorn
Professor

Dorn, professor of geography, is also co-coordinator of the Arizona Geographic Alliance, a K-12 outreach program to promote geographic education in Arizona.

480-965-7533
  
Jacob Douma
Ph.D. Geography

Douma is a spatial economist with primary research interests in the knowledge economy, innovation, and automation at the regional scale.

480-965-7533
Hallie Eakin
Affiliate Faculty

Eakin's research interests include household vulnerability and sustainability of adaptations to global change, governance, globalization, rural development, sustainable food systems, and agricultural change.

480-727-7764
  
Meagan Ehlenz
Assistant Professor

Ehlenz, a certified planner with AICP, focuses research on urban revitalization and community development, with specializations in the role of anchor institutions in urban places and mechanisms for building community wealth.

Patricia Fall
Professor Emerita

While at ASU, Fall directed the Laboratory of Palynology and Paleoecology. Her work focused on biogeography, human impact on ancient and modern environments, and paleoecology of Pacific Islands and the Mediterranean Basin.

480-965-7533
  
Ding Fei
Clinical Assistant Professor

Fei's research focuses on state-capital-labor nexus that shapes the the uneven process of China's globalization and the implications for international development and cooperation.

Stewart Fotheringham
Regents Professor

Fotheringham is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea whose work focuses on the analysis of spatial data in relation to a variety of areas including health data, crime patterns and migration.

Amy Frazier
Associate Professor

Frazier’s research interests focus on the integration of remote sensing, GIS, and landscape ecology to study global environmental change.

480-727-7414
 
Melanie Gall
Affiliate Faculty

Hazards geographer Melanie Gall studies how natural hazards and society interact. She utilizes geospatial analytics and disaster metrics (vulnerability indices, losses, etc.) to capture these interactions.

602-496-0178
  
Rachel Garcia
Coordinator of Academic Programs
Matei Georgescu
Associate Professor

Georgescu's interests are on human-environment interactions, with research aimed to improve understanding of phenomena related to urbanization-induced landscape change. He is a member of the Urban Climate Research Center.

Patricia Gober
Research Professor

Gober is the founding co-director of the National Science Foundation's Decision Center for a Desert City and previously served on the National Research Council's Committee on Geographical Sciences.

480-965-7533
  
Michael Goodchild
Research Professor

An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Canada, Michael Goodchild is a global leader in Geographic Information Science.

Bryant Grady
M.A. Geography / Research Technician, Data Collections
Anthony Grubesic
Affiliate Faculty

Grubesic's research and teaching interests are in geographic information science, spatial analytics, community vulnerability, environmental risk and regional infrastructure systems.

David Hondula
Associate Professor

Hondula, associate professor and member of the Urban Climate Research Center, researches the societal impacts of weather and climate, including efforts to learn how individuals experience and cope with extreme heat.

480-965-4794
Hue-Tam Jamme
Assistant Professor

Jamme explores issues of equitable access to opportunities from a global comparative perspective. Her research interests include urban theory, socio-spatial justice, mobilities, public space, TOD, and affordable housing.

Steven Johnson
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Johnson is an interdisciplinary marine scientist focused on using social, environmental, and climate data to develop equitable and cooperative solutions for coastal communities.

Asst Professor

Kane's research combines geomorphology, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, spatial analysis, and the perspectives of a native islander to interpret how islands and their people are impacted by climate changes.

Peter Kedron
Associate Professor

Kedron both develops spatial statistical methods and customizes and applies mixed methodologies to study the evolution of the economic landscape and the socio-ecological interactions that shape urban environments.

480-727-7820
Jason Kelley
Lecturer

Kelley researches transportation planning, sustainable design, as well as impact of pricing strategies on low-income and transportation-disadvantaged groups.

480-965-7188
  
David King
Assistant Professor

King, an assistant professor in urban planning, focuses his research on the codependence of transportation and land use planning. King is also a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Paratransit Committee.

480-965-2055
Michael Kuby
Professor

Kuby specializes in transportation, energy, optimal facility location and network design models, and alternative fuels, stations, and vehicles. His research has been funded by NSF, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and NASA.

480-965-6850
  
Francisco Lara-Valencia
Affiliate Faculty

Lara-Valencia's major areas of inquiry include socio-environmental vulnerability, urban health, regional development, binational planning, and the role of community networks on sustainable development.

480-965-9179
  
Kelli Larson
Professor

Kelli Larson, a professor of geography and sustainability, focuses on human dimensions of natural resource management. She is particularly interested in the social-ecological dynamics of landscape design and planning.

480-727-3603
  
Shea Lemar
GIS Senior Project Manager, Geospatial Research and Solutions

Lemar is a geographic information sciences professional, as well as associate faculty member, who provides consultation to students, faculty, staff and private organizations.

480-965-1205
  
Puyang Li
Ph.D. Geography
Professor

Li, a senior Fulbright Scholar to India, focuses her research on ethnic geography, highly-skilled international migration and transnational connections. She is the author of more than 90 journal articles and book chapters.

480-727-6556
  
WenWen Li
Professor

Li's work in geographic information science aims to develop integrated and smart cyber-infrastructure to revolutionize knowledge discovery. Li is a 2015 recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award.

480-727-5987
 
Chuan Liao
Affiliate Faculty

Liao's research interest lies at the intersection of environment and development. He is Editor-in-Chief of World Development.

480-965-3745
  
Oscar Lopez
PhD Geography
Steven Maierson
Instructional Designer

Supports student, faculty, and staff in SGSUP

480-965-7533
  
Megan Martin
Manager, Marketing and Communication

Martin oversees internal and external communications efforts. A communications professional, she utilizes her skills in marketing and public relations to advance school initiatives.

480-965-1348
Roberta Martin
Associate Professor

Martin’s research incorporates field and laboratory studies of trees and corals with aircraft- and satellite-based maps to understand the biodiversity and health of forests and reefs.

Heidi McGowan
Assistant Director of Operations
480-965-5909
  
Kevin McHugh
Associate Professor

McHugh is a cultural geographer with research interests in geographical thought & theory, geohumanities, post-phenomenology, and more-than-human geographies.

Sara Meerow
Assistant Professor

Meerow combines the disciplines of geography and urban planning as she researches how to make cities more resilient in the face of climate change as well as other social and environmental hazards.

480-965-6501
Ariane Middel
Affiliate Faculty

Middel’s research interests lie in the interdisciplinary field of urban climate with focus on climate-sensitive urban form, design, landscapes, and infrastructure in the face of extreme heat and climatic uncertainty.

480-967-2875
  
Robert Mings
Professor Emeritus

Mings served as a professor at ASU from 1970 to 1997. His teaching included world regional geography, Latin America, recreation, and research methods. He helped found and remains active with the Arizona Geographic Alliance.

480-965-3315
Ayan Mitra
Assistant Research Professional, Geospatial Research and Solutions

Mitra specializes in developing and programming enterprise GIS applications. He is also a faculty associate with the MASGIS program and teaches GIS Programming and Spatial Database classes.

480-965-5902
 
Heather Moll
Co-coordinator, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Ph.D. Geography student
480-965-5361
  
Barbara Jean Montgomery
Program Manager, Arizona Geographic Alliance
480-965-5265
  
Erin Murphy
Internship and Career Coordinator
Soe Myint
Professor

Myint, an expert in remote sensing and GIScience, uses these skills to investigate urban land use land cover, urban climate, drought, desertification and deforestation, agriculture water use, among other issues.

Breandan O hUallachain
Professor

O hUallachain's research interests include economic, industrial location, urban and regional economic development.

480-965-7533
  
Mobolaji Olagbaju
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

Mobolaji Simon Olagbaju is a graduate teaching assistant and student in the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program.

Martin Pasqualetti
Professor

Pasqualetti is an energy geographer specializing in the societal aspects of energy, especially renewable energy.

480-965-4548
  
Deirdre Pfeiffer
Associate Professor

Pfeiffer's work focuses on housing and health, housing market disruptions and their lasting impact, and issues of equity in relation to housing.

David Pijawka
Professor Emeritus

Pijawka's research focuses on sustainable planning and design, disaster management and recovery, environmental justice, and Native American community planning.

480-727-7319
  
Jose-Benito Rosales Chavez
Assistant Professor

Rosales Chavez is an assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He studies the food environment with a focus on community development, access to food and social determinants of health.

Avipsa Roy
Ph.D. Geography
480-727-4605
David Rozul
Communications Specialist
480-727-8627
Vonnita Ruiz
Academic Personnel Specialist
480-965-0759
Geospatial Data Analyst, Geospatial Research and Solutions
Erinanne Saffell
Lecturer

Erinanne Saffell is the Arizona State Climatologist and Director of the Arizona State Climate Office. Her main research interests are extreme weather events and impacts of the Urban Heat Island.

602-543-3636
  
David Sailor
Professor

Sailor's work is at the intersection of climate and the built environment. He uses modeling and measurements to evaluate innovative materials, technologies, & strategies for improving indoor and outdoor thermal environments.

480-965-4082
Francisco Salamanca Palou
Assistant Research Professor
Deborah Salon
Associate Professor

Salon researches travel behavior and the built environment, climate policy for transport, and government and transit agency institutions with the goal to inform policies that reduce global automobile dependence.

480-965-7475
Melanie Saridakis
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Melanie is the Assistant Director of Academic Services in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She has been with Arizona State University (ASU) since 2005...

480-727-1822
 
Joseph Scarpa
Academic Success Advisor
480-965-8640
  
Mark Schmeeckle
Professor

Schmeeckle's interest is in landscape mechanics with a primary focus on fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, and surface water processes.

Noah Schumerth
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

Noah Schumerth is a graduate teaching assistant and candidate in the Master's of Urban and Environmental Planning program. Noah has worked extensively with social science research, GIS, and comprehensive planning.

Nancy Selover
Research Professor

Selover's research focuses on urban heat island, microclimate, and evaporation. She currently serves as the official climatologist for the state of Arizona.

480-965-0580
 
Rashad Shabazz
Associate Professor

Shabazz's academic expertise brings together human geography, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies.

Duncan Shaeffer
Principal Lecturer

Shaeffer, a principal lecturer of geography, teaches the introductory World Geography course and numerous specialized regional geography courses.

480-965-3652
  
Lara Shinsato
M.A. Geography
Michael E. Smith
Affiliate Faculty

Smith is an archaeologist who research interests include the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, ancient and modern cities (planning, neighborhoods, scaling), and transdisciplinary social science research.

480-727-9520
 
Business Operations Specialist, Senior
480-727-5543
  
Patricia Solis
Executive Director, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience at ASU

Solís works at the intersection of academic research, public engagement, and participatory spatial technologies in service to community resilience, development and humanitarian challenges.

480-965-3767
  
Yining Tan
Ph.D. Geography
STEPHANIE THOMAS
Academic Success Advisor
480-965-4038
 
Logan Tokos
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Daoqin Tong
Associate Professor

Tong's research primarily focuses on the use of spatial analytics including spatial optimization, geographic information system, and spatial statistics to support urban and regional studies concerning location.

480-965-3553
Barbara Trapido-Lurie
Research Professional Emerita

From 1987-2021, Trapido-Lurie taught courses in cartographic design, supported faculty and graduate student research by creating and advising on maps and other graphics, and coordinated internship activities of the school.

480-965-7449
 
Eugene Trobia
Faculty Associate

Trobia has been the Arizona State Cartographer since 1996 and has over twenty-two years experience in GIS.

B.L. Turner II
Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society

Turner studies human-environment relationships from the ancient Maya to contemporary sustainability science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other honors.

Craig Turner
Laboratory Coordinator
Jennifer Vanos
Affiliate Faculty

Vanos is a member of the Urban Climate Research Center studying sustainable and healthy urban spaces with an emphasis on extreme heat, air pollution, and children’s health.

480-965-6380
  
Enrique Vivoni
Affiliate Faculty

Vivoni is a hydrologist who focuses on interactions with climate, ecosystems and landscapes in arid and semiarid regions.

Douglas Webster
Professor Emeritus

Webster's current interests are in comparative city building and urban dynamics, urban competitiveness and resilience, and peri-urbanization with a primary geographic focus on East Asia.

480-727-0737
  
Elizabeth Wentz
Vice Provost/Dean & Professor

Her research interests include: shape and pattern analysis, geographic information science, applications of GIS to urban environment, urban remote sensing and water resource management.

480-965-7279
 
Zee Wilson
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Mary Wright
Ph.D. Geography

PhD student in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Member of the Urban Climate Research Center. Researching extreme heat and human health, particularly in indoor environments.

Jianguo Wu
Affiliate Faculty

Wu is a Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science at Arizona State University. His research areas include: landscape ecology, urban ecology, and sustainability science.

480-965-1063
  
Siqiao Xie
Ph.D. Geography
Ruth Yabes
Professor Emerita

Yabes, a professor emerita of planning, taught a variety of planning courses during her time at Arizona State University, including several with an international focus on planning.

480-965-7188
  
Wenxin Yang
Grad Research Assistant
Fernando Zacarias
Research Advancement Admin Sr
602-496-6701
  
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Name
Gregory Asner
Professor

Asner is an ecologist recognized for his exploratory and applied research on ecosystems and climate change at regional to global scales. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Robert Balling
Professor

Balling has a long history of conducting research on the climate change issue with a special interest in blending in applications involving Geographic Information Systems.

480-965-7533
  
Randall Cerveny
President's Professor

Cerveny, professor of geographical sciences, also serves as Rapporteur on Extreme Records for the United Nations/World Meteorological Organization with the responsibility for researching and verifying global weather records.

480-965-7533
  
Assistant Professor

Dr. Connor uses big data to study the role of geographic forces in shaping patterns of human behavior, migration, social mobility and inequality over long periods of time.

Stephanie Deitrick
Assistant Clinical Professor

Deitrick is the program director for the Masters of Advanced Study in GIS (MASGIS) Program. Her research focuses on GIS, decision-making and uncertainty and the use of GIS in public policy decisions.

480-965-7533
 
Ronald Dorn
Professor

Dorn, professor of geography, is also co-coordinator of the Arizona Geographic Alliance, a K-12 outreach program to promote geographic education in Arizona.

480-965-7533
  
Meagan Ehlenz
Assistant Professor

Ehlenz, a certified planner with AICP, focuses research on urban revitalization and community development, with specializations in the role of anchor institutions in urban places and mechanisms for building community wealth.

Stewart Fotheringham
Regents Professor

Fotheringham is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea whose work focuses on the analysis of spatial data in relation to a variety of areas including health data, crime patterns and migration.

Amy Frazier
Associate Professor

Frazier’s research interests focus on the integration of remote sensing, GIS, and landscape ecology to study global environmental change.

480-727-7414
 
Matei Georgescu
Associate Professor

Georgescu's interests are on human-environment interactions, with research aimed to improve understanding of phenomena related to urbanization-induced landscape change. He is a member of the Urban Climate Research Center.

Patricia Gober
Research Professor

Gober is the founding co-director of the National Science Foundation's Decision Center for a Desert City and previously served on the National Research Council's Committee on Geographical Sciences.

480-965-7533
  
David Hondula
Associate Professor

Hondula, associate professor and member of the Urban Climate Research Center, researches the societal impacts of weather and climate, including efforts to learn how individuals experience and cope with extreme heat.

480-965-4794
Hue-Tam Jamme
Assistant Professor

Jamme explores issues of equitable access to opportunities from a global comparative perspective. Her research interests include urban theory, socio-spatial justice, mobilities, public space, TOD, and affordable housing.

Peter Kedron
Associate Professor

Kedron both develops spatial statistical methods and customizes and applies mixed methodologies to study the evolution of the economic landscape and the socio-ecological interactions that shape urban environments.

480-727-7820
Jason Kelley
Lecturer

Kelley researches transportation planning, sustainable design, as well as impact of pricing strategies on low-income and transportation-disadvantaged groups.

480-965-7188
  
David King
Assistant Professor

King, an assistant professor in urban planning, focuses his research on the codependence of transportation and land use planning. King is also a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Paratransit Committee.

480-965-2055
Michael Kuby
Professor

Kuby specializes in transportation, energy, optimal facility location and network design models, and alternative fuels, stations, and vehicles. His research has been funded by NSF, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and NASA.

480-965-6850
  
Kelli Larson
Professor

Kelli Larson, a professor of geography and sustainability, focuses on human dimensions of natural resource management. She is particularly interested in the social-ecological dynamics of landscape design and planning.

480-727-3603
  
Professor

Li, a senior Fulbright Scholar to India, focuses her research on ethnic geography, highly-skilled international migration and transnational connections. She is the author of more than 90 journal articles and book chapters.

480-727-6556
  
WenWen Li
Professor

Li's work in geographic information science aims to develop integrated and smart cyber-infrastructure to revolutionize knowledge discovery. Li is a 2015 recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award.

480-727-5987
 
Roberta Martin
Associate Professor

Martin’s research incorporates field and laboratory studies of trees and corals with aircraft- and satellite-based maps to understand the biodiversity and health of forests and reefs.

Kevin McHugh
Associate Professor

McHugh is a cultural geographer with research interests in geographical thought & theory, geohumanities, post-phenomenology, and more-than-human geographies.

Sara Meerow
Assistant Professor

Meerow combines the disciplines of geography and urban planning as she researches how to make cities more resilient in the face of climate change as well as other social and environmental hazards.

480-965-6501
Soe Myint
Professor

Myint, an expert in remote sensing and GIScience, uses these skills to investigate urban land use land cover, urban climate, drought, desertification and deforestation, agriculture water use, among other issues.

Breandan O hUallachain
Professor

O hUallachain's research interests include economic, industrial location, urban and regional economic development.

480-965-7533
  
Martin Pasqualetti
Professor

Pasqualetti is an energy geographer specializing in the societal aspects of energy, especially renewable energy.

480-965-4548
  
Deirdre Pfeiffer
Associate Professor

Pfeiffer's work focuses on housing and health, housing market disruptions and their lasting impact, and issues of equity in relation to housing.

Jose-Benito Rosales Chavez
Assistant Professor

Rosales Chavez is an assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He studies the food environment with a focus on community development, access to food and social determinants of health.

Erinanne Saffell
Lecturer

Erinanne Saffell is the Arizona State Climatologist and Director of the Arizona State Climate Office. Her main research interests are extreme weather events and impacts of the Urban Heat Island.

602-543-3636
  
David Sailor
Professor

Sailor's work is at the intersection of climate and the built environment. He uses modeling and measurements to evaluate innovative materials, technologies, & strategies for improving indoor and outdoor thermal environments.

480-965-4082
Deborah Salon
Associate Professor

Salon researches travel behavior and the built environment, climate policy for transport, and government and transit agency institutions with the goal to inform policies that reduce global automobile dependence.

480-965-7475
Mark Schmeeckle
Professor

Schmeeckle's interest is in landscape mechanics with a primary focus on fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, and surface water processes.

Nancy Selover
Research Professor

Selover's research focuses on urban heat island, microclimate, and evaporation. She currently serves as the official climatologist for the state of Arizona.

480-965-0580
 
Rashad Shabazz
Associate Professor

Shabazz's academic expertise brings together human geography, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies.

Duncan Shaeffer
Principal Lecturer

Shaeffer, a principal lecturer of geography, teaches the introductory World Geography course and numerous specialized regional geography courses.

480-965-3652
  
Daoqin Tong
Associate Professor

Tong's research primarily focuses on the use of spatial analytics including spatial optimization, geographic information system, and spatial statistics to support urban and regional studies concerning location.

480-965-3553
B.L. Turner II
Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society

Turner studies human-environment relationships from the ancient Maya to contemporary sustainability science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other honors.

Elizabeth Wentz
Vice Provost/Dean & Professor

Her research interests include: shape and pattern analysis, geographic information science, applications of GIS to urban environment, urban remote sensing and water resource management.

480-965-7279
 
Name
Christopher Clanahan
Manager of Graduate Programs

Clanahan's research primarily focuses on regional and intergovernmental planning, rural planning, federal planning, planning law, policy analysis in planning, and community development

Andrea Cottrell
Executive Coordinator, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science
480-727-7896
  
Beverly Davis
Academic Success Coordinator
480-727-5575
Rachel Garcia
Coordinator of Academic Programs
Shea Lemar
GIS Senior Project Manager, Geospatial Research and Solutions

Lemar is a geographic information sciences professional, as well as associate faculty member, who provides consultation to students, faculty, staff and private organizations.

480-965-1205
  
Steven Maierson
Instructional Designer

Supports student, faculty, and staff in SGSUP

480-965-7533
  
Megan Martin
Manager, Marketing and Communication

Martin oversees internal and external communications efforts. A communications professional, she utilizes her skills in marketing and public relations to advance school initiatives.

480-965-1348
Heidi McGowan
Assistant Director of Operations
480-965-5909
  
Heather Moll
Co-coordinator, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Ph.D. Geography student
480-965-5361
  
Barbara Jean Montgomery
Program Manager, Arizona Geographic Alliance
480-965-5265
  
Erin Murphy
Internship and Career Coordinator
David Rozul
Communications Specialist
480-727-8627
Vonnita Ruiz
Academic Personnel Specialist
480-965-0759
Geospatial Data Analyst, Geospatial Research and Solutions
Melanie Saridakis
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Melanie is the Assistant Director of Academic Services in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She has been with Arizona State University (ASU) since 2005...

480-727-1822
 
Joseph Scarpa
Academic Success Advisor
480-965-8640
  
Business Operations Specialist, Senior
480-727-5543
  
STEPHANIE THOMAS
Academic Success Advisor
480-965-4038
 
Craig Turner
Laboratory Coordinator
Zee Wilson
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Fernando Zacarias
Research Advancement Admin Sr
602-496-6701
  
Name
Sarah Bardin
Ph.D. Geography
Aldo Brandi
Ph.D. Geography
Jonathan Bratt
Ph.D. Geography

Jonathan Bratt is a PhD. student in Geography at Arizona State University. He is currently completing a dissertation on relations between public life, urban space, and social aesthetics in the city of Tianjin, China.

Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Matthew Wigginton Conway
Ph.D. Geography

Conway's research interests are in urban transportation, transportation demand modeling, and public transport.

520-216-5863
Peter Crank
Ph.D. Geography

He is a Geography Ph.D. working in urban climate in urban surface energy balances and their impacts on human society.

480-965-7533
 
Jacob Douma
Ph.D. Geography

Douma is a spatial economist with primary research interests in the knowledge economy, innovation, and automation at the regional scale.

480-965-7533
Bryant Grady
M.A. Geography / Research Technician, Data Collections
Puyang Li
Ph.D. Geography
Oscar Lopez
PhD Geography
Heather Moll
Co-coordinator, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Ph.D. Geography student
480-965-5361
  
Mobolaji Olagbaju
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

Mobolaji Simon Olagbaju is a graduate teaching assistant and student in the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program.

Avipsa Roy
Ph.D. Geography
480-727-4605
Noah Schumerth
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

Noah Schumerth is a graduate teaching assistant and candidate in the Master's of Urban and Environmental Planning program. Noah has worked extensively with social science research, GIS, and comprehensive planning.

Lara Shinsato
M.A. Geography
Yining Tan
Ph.D. Geography
Logan Tokos
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Mary Wright
Ph.D. Geography

PhD student in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Member of the Urban Climate Research Center. Researching extreme heat and human health, particularly in indoor environments.

Siqiao Xie
Ph.D. Geography
Wenxin Yang
Grad Research Assistant
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Steven Johnson
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Johnson is an interdisciplinary marine scientist focused on using social, environmental, and climate data to develop equitable and cooperative solutions for coastal communities.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar