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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.

Maeser Allen
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Riley Andrade
Ph.D. Geography

PhD student at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Interested in landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioecological systems.

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.

Eileen Baden
MUEP Program Coordinator
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
  
Michael Batty
Distinguished Visiting Professor

Batty is a distinguished visiting professor with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He is director for the Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis and professor of planning at University College London.

4402031083877
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
  
Netra Chhetri
Associate Professor

Netra Chhetri works to advance innovative approaches to climate adaptation that tie together and link multi-scalar processes between environmental dynamics and social outcomes.

480-727-0747
  
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
 
Dylan Connor
Assistant Professor

Connor's research focuses on historical immigration, social mobility, and how neighborhood, urban and regional development relate to social inequality.

Matthew Wigginton Conway
Ph.D. Geography

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

520-216-5863
Patricia Cooley
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

Patricia Cooley is currently a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program as ASU.

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
  
Brittany Crow-Miller
Affiliate Faculty

Britt Crow-Miller is Clinical Assistant Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU.

480-727-6579
Vanessa DA SILVA BRUM BASTOS
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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 Specialist
480-965-7533
Mara DeFilippis
Community Resilience Engagement Manager, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

Mara serves as the Community Resilience Engagement Manager for The Knowledge Exchange for Resilience. Her role is to bring together community stakeholders, faculty, students and others to create adoptable actionable research.

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
  
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
  
Jason Edmunds
Ph.D. Geography
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.

Renee Elder
Ph.D. Geography
Kendra Ellner
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
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
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fei's research focuses on the relationship among state, capital and human agency in the uneven process of globalization, and its implications on industrial transformation and local capacity building in the “Global South”

Corey Ferguson
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

As a Masters student in Urban and Environmental Planning with an interest in Community Development and Natural Resource Protection, I aspire to work alongside communities to tackle environmental and social issues.

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
Assistant Professor

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

480-727-7414
Teresa Garcia
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Matei Georgescu
Associate Professor, Associate Director for Research-Based Graduate Programs

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.

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.

Kevin Gurney
Affiliate Faculty

Gurney is an atmospheric scientist and ecologist who studies global change. He focuses on carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels and exchange of carbon with land plants and soils.

Ph.D. Geography

Graduate student working on complex topography and climate in the Southwest. Enjoys the outdoors and teaching.

David Hondula
Assistant Professor

Hondula, assistant 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
Ara Jeong
Ph.D. Geography
Elyse Kats
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Peter Kedron
Assistant 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
  
Madeline Kelley
Ph.D. Geography
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
Amanda Koeller
Coordinator of Academic Programs
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
  
Elizabeth Larson
Senior Lecturer

Larson's work primary focuses on human and regional geography, including work studying refugee populations in Central America.

480-965-7533
  
Kelli Larson
Professor

Kelli Larson, a professor of geography and sustainability, focuses her work on human-environment interactions and the implications for water governance and urban sustainability.

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
  
Jianyi Li
Ph.D. Planning
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
Associate 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
 
Ziqi Li
Ph.D. Geography
Oscar Lopez
PhD Geography
Yousuf Mahid
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Steven Maierson
Academic Success Specialist

Assists students in SGSUP with academic progress in undergraduate programs and provides information to resources available on campus

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.

Kevin McHugh
Associate Professor

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

480-965-7533
  
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.

480-414-6793
  
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
  
Taylor Moran
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Wangshu Mu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Aryn Musgrave
GIS Coordinator

Musgrave is a geographic information sciences professional and currently focuses on creating business development opportunities, writing about SGSUP research, and assisting with GIS research projects and analysis.

480-727-1843
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.

Joshua Neidigh
Business Operations Manager, Senior
480-965-1309
 
Trisalyn Nelson
Director and Foundation Professor

Nelson's work currently focuses on using spatial and spatial-temporal analyses to track wildlife movement and active transportation. She is also the founder of BikeMaps.org, a crowdsourcing app for bike safety and ridership.

Renai Nez
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

Renai Nez is most fascinated with the relationship and engagement between scientist and the public. She hopes to become an environmental planner to serve environmental sustainability and future economic prosperity.

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
  
Tatiana Penton
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Deirdre Pfeiffer
Associate Professor

Pfeiffer's work focuses on housing and health, the outcomes of the foreclosure crisis and its lasting impact, and issues of equity in relation to housing.

David Pijawka
Professor

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

480-727-7319
  
Janet Pinhorn
Program Coordinator Senior, Urban Climate Research Center
480-727-2766
Jacob Pretzman
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Danlei Qiu
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Matthew Quick
Assistant Professor

Quick's research focuses on the development and application of spatial and spatiotemporal analytical methods to place-based and policy-relevant issues in urban planning, urban geography, criminology, and public health.

Nicholas Ray
Assistant Director

Ray oversees financial, marketing, administrative and academic support functions for the school.

480-965-3852
 
Rebecca Reining
Manager of Graduate Programs

Reining provides academic advising to graduate students, coordinates graduate program curriculum and degree requirements, and assists students with navigating university systems and policies.

480-965-8675
  
Anthony Rios-Gurrola
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Avipsa Roy
Ph.D. Geography

Roy has her master's degree in Geoinformatics and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. She is currently a second year PhD student in Geography working with Dr. Trisalyn Nelson at the SPARC Lab.

480-727-4605
Vonnita Ruiz
Business Operations Specialist
480-965-0759
Erinanne Saffell
Lecturer

Saffell, a climatologist, has interests in understanding risk, vulnerability and resilience in relation to extreme weather events. She is also the director of the SWIFT Weather Camp.

480-965-7533
  
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
Assistant 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
Assistant Research Professor
Melanie Saridakis
Manager of Undergraduate Programs

Melanie is the Manager of Academic Programs 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
 
Isabel Schlebecker
Management Intern - Peace Corp Prep Coordinator

1st year MUEP student focusing in Environmental and Resiliency Planning. Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator.

480-965-7433
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
 
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
  
MNS, CRA, Research Advancement Administrator, CLAS Social Sciences Research Support Team
480-727-5585
  
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
  
Michelle Stuhlmacher
Ph.D. Geography
Yining Tan
Ph.D. Geography
Drew Taplin
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Don Thorstenson
Faculty Associate

Thorstenson's projects cover business sector including environmental compliance, public safety, municipal GIS development, geologic assessment, socioeconomic planning, prison industry, counter terrorism and higher education.

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

Trapido-Lurie teaches courses in cartographic design, supports faculty and graduate student research by creating and advising on maps and other graphics, and coordinates 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.

Hannah Trostle
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

H.Trostle is a former broadband public policy researcher, and they focus on indigenous planning.

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
  
Ian Walker
Professor

Walker is a geomorphologist and surficial geologist with expertise in sediment transport and erosion, coastal and aeolian geomorphology, environmental fluid dynamics, sand dune ecosystems, and paleo landscape reconstructions.

480-965-5658
Chuyuan Wang
Assistant Research Professor

Wang's research primarily lies in remote sensing, GIS, and geospatial analytics with applications in environmental geography and urban studies.

Douglas Webster
Professor

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
  
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Elizabeth Wentz (Dean)
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.

480-965-4144
 
Susanna Werth
Assistant Research Professor

Werth's work engages in the monitoring, modeling and forecasting the Earth's water mass budget variations using remote sensing data.

480-727-3577
Zee Wilson
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Lucy Wolski
Instructional Design Specialist

Instructional Designer Dynamo for the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP).

480-965-8640
  
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
  
Sijiao 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
  
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Research Advancement Administrator
480-727-6009
  
Feifei Zhang
Ph.D. Urban Planning
Qunshan Zhao
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Zhao's research focuses on using remote sensing, GIS and spatial analytical tools to solve emerging environmental and societal problems in the urban environment.

480-965-7533
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
  
Michael Batty
Distinguished Visiting Professor

Batty is a distinguished visiting professor with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He is director for the Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis and professor of planning at University College London.

4402031083877
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
  
Netra Chhetri
Associate Professor

Netra Chhetri works to advance innovative approaches to climate adaptation that tie together and link multi-scalar processes between environmental dynamics and social outcomes.

480-727-0747
  
Dylan Connor
Assistant Professor

Connor's research focuses on historical immigration, social mobility, and how neighborhood, urban and regional development relate to social inequality.

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
Assistant 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, Associate Director for Research-Based Graduate Programs

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
Assistant Professor

Hondula, assistant 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
Peter Kedron
Assistant 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
  
Elizabeth Larson
Senior Lecturer

Larson's work primary focuses on human and regional geography, including work studying refugee populations in Central America.

480-965-7533
  
Kelli Larson
Professor

Kelli Larson, a professor of geography and sustainability, focuses her work on human-environment interactions and the implications for water governance and urban sustainability.

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
Associate 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.

480-965-7533
  
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.

Trisalyn Nelson
Director and Foundation Professor

Nelson's work currently focuses on using spatial and spatial-temporal analyses to track wildlife movement and active transportation. She is also the founder of BikeMaps.org, a crowdsourcing app for bike safety and ridership.

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, the outcomes of the foreclosure crisis and its lasting impact, and issues of equity in relation to housing.

David Pijawka
Professor

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

480-727-7319
  
Matthew Quick
Assistant Professor

Quick's research focuses on the development and application of spatial and spatiotemporal analytical methods to place-based and policy-relevant issues in urban planning, urban geography, criminology, and public health.

Erinanne Saffell
Lecturer

Saffell, a climatologist, has interests in understanding risk, vulnerability and resilience in relation to extreme weather events. She is also the director of the SWIFT Weather Camp.

480-965-7533
  
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
Assistant 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
 
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.

Ian Walker
Professor

Walker is a geomorphologist and surficial geologist with expertise in sediment transport and erosion, coastal and aeolian geomorphology, environmental fluid dynamics, sand dune ecosystems, and paleo landscape reconstructions.

480-965-5658
Chuyuan Wang
Assistant Research Professor

Wang's research primarily lies in remote sensing, GIS, and geospatial analytics with applications in environmental geography and urban studies.

Douglas Webster
Professor

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 (Dean)
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.

480-965-4144
 
Susanna Werth
Assistant Research Professor

Werth's work engages in the monitoring, modeling and forecasting the Earth's water mass budget variations using remote sensing data.

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Name
Eileen Baden
MUEP Program Coordinator
Andrea Cottrell
Executive Coordinator, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science
480-727-7896
  
Beverly Davis
Academic Success Specialist
480-965-7533
Mara DeFilippis
Community Resilience Engagement Manager, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

Mara serves as the Community Resilience Engagement Manager for The Knowledge Exchange for Resilience. Her role is to bring together community stakeholders, faculty, students and others to create adoptable actionable research.

Amanda Koeller
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
Academic Success Specialist

Assists students in SGSUP with academic progress in undergraduate programs and provides information to resources available on campus

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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
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
  
Aryn Musgrave
GIS Coordinator

Musgrave is a geographic information sciences professional and currently focuses on creating business development opportunities, writing about SGSUP research, and assisting with GIS research projects and analysis.

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Joshua Neidigh
Business Operations Manager, Senior
480-965-1309
 
Janet Pinhorn
Program Coordinator Senior, Urban Climate Research Center
480-727-2766
Nicholas Ray
Assistant Director

Ray oversees financial, marketing, administrative and academic support functions for the school.

480-965-3852
 
Rebecca Reining
Manager of Graduate Programs

Reining provides academic advising to graduate students, coordinates graduate program curriculum and degree requirements, and assists students with navigating university systems and policies.

480-965-8675
  
Vonnita Ruiz
Business Operations Specialist
480-965-0759
Melanie Saridakis
Manager of Undergraduate Programs

Melanie is the Manager of Academic Programs 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
 
Isabel Schlebecker
Management Intern - Peace Corp Prep Coordinator

1st year MUEP student focusing in Environmental and Resiliency Planning. Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator.

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Business Operations Specialist, Senior
480-727-5543
  
MNS, CRA, Research Advancement Administrator, CLAS Social Sciences Research Support Team
480-727-5585
  
Craig Turner
Laboratory Coordinator
Zee Wilson
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Lucy Wolski
Instructional Design Specialist

Instructional Designer Dynamo for the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP).

480-965-8640
  
Research Advancement Administrator
480-727-6009
  
Name
Maeser Allen
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Riley Andrade
Ph.D. Geography

PhD student at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Interested in landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioecological systems.

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
Patricia Cooley
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

Patricia Cooley is currently a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program as ASU.

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
Jason Edmunds
Ph.D. Geography
Renee Elder
Ph.D. Geography
Kendra Ellner
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Corey Ferguson
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

As a Masters student in Urban and Environmental Planning with an interest in Community Development and Natural Resource Protection, I aspire to work alongside communities to tackle environmental and social issues.

Teresa Garcia
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Ph.D. Geography

Graduate student working on complex topography and climate in the Southwest. Enjoys the outdoors and teaching.

Ara Jeong
Ph.D. Geography
Elyse Kats
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Madeline Kelley
Ph.D. Geography
Jianyi Li
Ph.D. Planning
Puyang Li
Ph.D. Geography
Ziqi Li
Ph.D. Geography
Oscar Lopez
PhD Geography
Yousuf Mahid
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Heather Moll
Co-coordinator, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Ph.D. Geography student
480-965-5361
  
Renai Nez
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

Renai Nez is most fascinated with the relationship and engagement between scientist and the public. She hopes to become an environmental planner to serve environmental sustainability and future economic prosperity.

Tatiana Penton
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Jacob Pretzman
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Danlei Qiu
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Anthony Rios-Gurrola
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Avipsa Roy
Ph.D. Geography

Roy has her master's degree in Geoinformatics and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. She is currently a second year PhD student in Geography working with Dr. Trisalyn Nelson at the SPARC Lab.

480-727-4605
Isabel Schlebecker
Management Intern - Peace Corp Prep Coordinator

1st year MUEP student focusing in Environmental and Resiliency Planning. Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator.

480-965-7433
Lara Shinsato
M.A. Geography
Michelle Stuhlmacher
Ph.D. Geography
Yining Tan
Ph.D. Geography
Drew Taplin
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Logan Tokos
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning
Hannah Trostle
Graduate Student, Urban and Environmental Planning

H.Trostle is a former broadband public policy researcher, and they focus on indigenous 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.

Sijiao Xie
Ph.D. Geography
Feifei Zhang
Ph.D. Urban Planning
Name
Vanessa DA SILVA BRUM BASTOS
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ding Fei
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fei's research focuses on the relationship among state, capital and human agency in the uneven process of globalization, and its implications on industrial transformation and local capacity building in the “Global South”

Wangshu Mu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Qunshan Zhao
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Zhao's research focuses on using remote sensing, GIS and spatial analytical tools to solve emerging environmental and societal problems in the urban environment.

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