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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.

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
Deborah Ayodele
Faculty Associate

Dr. Ayodele earned her Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University. Her current research focuses on water resource governance, trends in water supply, as well as the impacts of demand on water systems.

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
  
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.

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
Postdoctoral Research Associate

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.

Lindsey Conrow
Ph.D. Geography

Conrow's research focuses on crowdsourced data, active transportation, and spatial analytics.

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
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

Crow-Miller's research focuses on the question of how power, politics, and technologies work to shape and constrain development pathways and their socio-environmental impacts in China, the Western U.S., and the world.

480-727-6579
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
Patricia Basile
Lecturer

Patricia Basile is an architect and urban planner whose change-oriented research aims to expand agency and access to those who have been historically disempowered and oppressed.

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
  
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.

Bryan Eisentraut
Manager of Academic Programs

In the role of Manager of Academic Programs, Mr. Eisentraut oversees the academic advising and curriculum of the undergraduate programs in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

480-965-7533
  
Gale Ekiss
Co-coordinator, Arizona Geographic Alliance

Ekiss is the co-coordinator of the Arizona Geographic Alliance. Well known for her expertise in geography education, she is a winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education.

480-965-5361
  
Renee Elder
Ph.D. Geography
Research Advancement Specialist, CLAS Social Sciences Research Support Team
480-727-5584
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”

Stewart Fotheringham
Foundation 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
  
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, regional development and public policy evaluation.

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.

Amber Hall
Business Operations Manager
480-965-1309
Business Operations Specialist, Senior
480-727-5543
Ph.D. Geography

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

Jannik Heusinger
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Heusinger's research centers around urban heat mitigation and urban surface - atmosphere exchange.

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
Maosheng Hu
Visiting Scholar, CyberInfrastructure and Computational Intelligence Lab

Maosheng Hu is a visiting scholar from China University of Geoscience.

Asif Ishtiaque
Ph.D. Geography

A PhD student working on vulnerability, adaptation, and resilience of coastal SESs.

Ara Jeong
Ph.D. Geography
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.

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
  
Joochul Kim
Associate Professor

An expert in community and economic development planning and housing, Kim has a long history of community involvement with government organizations throughout his career.

480-965-2768
  
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
Daniel Krahenbuhl
Asst Research Professor
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
  
Shelby Leachet
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
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
Wei Luo
Postdoc Research Associate
480-965-5248
  
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
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
Joanna Merson
Ph.D. Geography
480-965-7533
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
Administrative Assistant, STEMSS CRUISE EL Grant
480-965-5361
 
Barbara Jean Montgomery
Program Manager, Arizona Geographic Alliance
480-965-5265
  
Wangshu Mu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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.

Cody Nelson
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
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.

Sandra Niman
Office Specialist, Arizona Geographic Alliance
480-965-3279
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
  
Janet Pinhorn
Program Coordinator, 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
Graduate Programs Student Services Support Coordinator

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
  
Ryan Reynolds
MA Geography

Originally from Houston, Texas.
Moved to Seattle, Washington area for a few years, and then to Hot Springs, Arkansas and Monticello, Arkansas for a few years as well.
Currently melting in Tempe.

Kellie Rorex
Master of 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 first year PhD student in Geography working with Dr. Trisalyn Nelson at the SPARC Lab.

480-965-7533
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 focuses on the intersection of climate with the built environment. He has served on the AMS Board on the Urban Environment and the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate.

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
 
Rashad Shabazz
Affiliate Faculty

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

John Shaeffer
Principal Lecturer

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

480-965-3652
  
Hu Shao
Ph.D. 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 study.

480-727-9520
 
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 education, 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
Calvin Thigpen
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Thigpen specializes in using generalized linear mixed models to study travel behavior, urban planning, & sustainable transportation. His current focus is on the influence of bike infrastructure on bicycling behavior & safety.

480-965-7533
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.

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.

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, among other honors.

Craig Turner
Laboratory Coordinator
Ian Walker
Professor

Walker is a geomorphologist and surficial geologist well known for his expertise in sediment transport and erosion, aeolian geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, environmental fluid dynamics, and sand dune ecosystems.

480-965-5658
Chuyuan Wang
Posdoctoral Research Associate
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 & 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.

480-727-4655
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
  
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
  
Zelong YANG
Visiting Scholar, CyberInfrastructure and Computational Intelligence Lab

CyberInfrastructure, Spatial Analysis

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Feifei Zhang
Ph.D. Urban Planning
Xiaoyi Zhang
Visiting Scholar, CyberInfrastructure and Computational Intelligence Lab

Xiaoyi ZHANG is a visiting PhD student with the CyberInfrastructure and Computational Intelligence Lab.  Her reasearch interests are urban studies and spatial analysis.  Her home affiliation is Zhejiang University.

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
Xiran Zhou
Ph.D. Geography
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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.

Patricia Basile
Lecturer

Patricia Basile is an architect and urban planner whose change-oriented research aims to expand agency and access to those who have been historically disempowered and oppressed.

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
Foundation 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.

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
  
Joochul Kim
Associate Professor

An expert in community and economic development planning and housing, Kim has a long history of community involvement with government organizations throughout his career.

480-965-2768
  
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
 
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
  
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 focuses on the intersection of climate with the built environment. He has served on the AMS Board on the Urban Environment and the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate.

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
 
John 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, among other honors.

Ian Walker
Professor

Walker is a geomorphologist and surficial geologist well known for his expertise in sediment transport and erosion, aeolian geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, environmental fluid dynamics, and sand dune ecosystems.

480-965-5658
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 & 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.

480-727-4655
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Eileen Baden
MUEP Program Coordinator
Beverly Davis
Academic Success Specialist
480-965-7533
Bryan Eisentraut
Manager of Academic Programs

In the role of Manager of Academic Programs, Mr. Eisentraut oversees the academic advising and curriculum of the undergraduate programs in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

480-965-7533
  
Research Advancement Specialist, CLAS Social Sciences Research Support Team
480-727-5584
Amber Hall
Business Operations Manager
480-965-1309
Business Operations Specialist, Senior
480-727-5543
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.

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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
Administrative Assistant, STEMSS CRUISE EL Grant
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Barbara Jean Montgomery
Program Manager, Arizona Geographic Alliance
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Sandra Niman
Office Specialist, Arizona Geographic Alliance
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Janet Pinhorn
Program Coordinator, Urban Climate Research Center
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Nicholas Ray
Assistant Director

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

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Rebecca Reining
Graduate Programs Student Services Support Coordinator

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

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MNS, CRA, Research Advancement Administrator, CLAS Social Sciences Research Support Team
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Craig Turner
Laboratory Coordinator
Zee Wilson
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
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Riley Andrade
Ph.D. Geography

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

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.

Lindsey Conrow
Ph.D. Geography

Conrow's research focuses on crowdsourced data, active transportation, and spatial analytics.

Matthew Wigginton Conway
Ph.D. Geography

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

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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.

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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.

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Renee Elder
Ph.D. Geography
Ph.D. Geography

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

Asif Ishtiaque
Ph.D. Geography

A PhD student working on vulnerability, adaptation, and resilience of coastal SESs.

Ara Jeong
Ph.D. Geography
Shelby Leachet
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
Jianyi Li
Ph.D. Planning
Puyang Li
Ph.D. Geography
Ziqi Li
Ph.D. Geography
Oscar Lopez
PhD Geography
Joanna Merson
Ph.D. Geography
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Cody Nelson
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
Ryan Reynolds
MA Geography

Originally from Houston, Texas.
Moved to Seattle, Washington area for a few years, and then to Hot Springs, Arkansas and Monticello, Arkansas for a few years as well.
Currently melting in Tempe.

Kellie Rorex
Master of 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 first year PhD student in Geography working with Dr. Trisalyn Nelson at the SPARC Lab.

480-965-7533
Hu Shao
Ph.D. Geography
Michelle Stuhlmacher
Ph.D. Geography
Yining Tan
Ph.D. Geography
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.

Xiran Zhou
Ph.D. Geography
Name
Ashley Broadbent
Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

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”

Jannik Heusinger
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Heusinger's research centers around urban heat mitigation and urban surface - atmosphere exchange.

Wei Luo
Postdoc Research Associate
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Wangshu Mu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Calvin Thigpen
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Thigpen specializes in using generalized linear mixed models to study travel behavior, urban planning, & sustainable transportation. His current focus is on the influence of bike infrastructure on bicycling behavior & safety.

480-965-7533
Chuyuan Wang
Posdoctoral 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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