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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Geography


Graduate Students

Central to the department's mission is the training and employment of graduate students. Including students working at both the masters and doctoral levels, we typically have around 50-60 graduate students in residence at any given time.

Ph.D. Students

Abrahams, Daniel
Office: 
Advisor: Carr
Research: Conservation, ecosystem services, development, conflict, disaster vulnerability/response

Baruah, Manali
Office: 
Advisor: Carr
Research: Natural resource governance and access, rural participation and representation, conservation, development

Chin, Erika
Office: Callcott 002B
Advisor: Kupfer
Research: Urban landscape ecology, biogeography, conservation

Office: Callcott 308
Advisor: Cutter
Research: Hazards and vulnerability, recovery after disasters, risk mitigation policy

Ereth, Adam
Office: Callcott 105B
Advisor: Dow
Research: Coastal hazards, sea level rise vulnerability, adaptation to climate change, Marine Protected Areas, climate change migration

Fan, Qian
Office: 
Advisor: Wang/Hodgson
Research:  Natural disasters, remote sensing

Huang, Yuan
Office: Callcott 318
Advisor: Guo
Research: GIS and spatial data mining

Huang, Xiao

Office: Callcott 319

Advisor: Guo

Research: GIS, data mining, deep learning

Hung, Chen-Ling (Jenny)
Office:Callcott 219
Advisor: James
Research: Flood hydrology, urban hydrology, water resources

Jin, Hai
Office: 307
Advisor: Guo
Research: GIS, spatial data mining, spatial optimization

Kaase, Chris
Office: Callcott 105-A
Advisor: Kupfer
Research: Biogeography, geomorphology, hydrology, landscape ecology, conservation

 

Kramer, Ian
Office: 
Advisor: Hodgson
Research: 

Office: Callcott 318
Advisor: Wang
Research: Remote sensing, GIS, Urban and water environment, human health
 

Lu, Junyu
Office: Callcott 222
Advisor: Carbone
Research: Climate Change, drought impacts, remote sensing of environment

Office: 306
 
Advisor: Cutter
 
Research: Natural disasters mitigation, climate change adaptation

 

McCombs, Alex
Office: Callcott 105A
Advisor: Hiscox
Research: Micrometeorology, climatology, and remote sensing

Nelson, Beth
Office: 
Advisor: Nagel
Research: Migration, citizenship, transnationalism

Office: Callcott 105C
Advisor: Nagel
Research: Migration, refugees, political geography

Owusu-Daaku, Kwame
Office: Callcott 006
Advisor: Carr
Research: Development, rural and urban poor livelihoods, human dimensions of global change

Patel, Aashka
Office: Callcott 224
Advisor: Carbone
Research: Climate change assessment, usability of climate information for decision-making, water resources

Roman-Rivera, Mayra
Office: Callcott 225
Advisor: Ellis
Research: Coastal Geomorphology, aeolian research, remote sensing and GIS coastal applications

Smith, Holly
Office:
Advisor: Mills
Research:social movements of the Middle East and North Africa, youth identity, geopolitics

Xu, Haiqing
Office: Callcott 319
Advisor: Hodgson
Research: Wetland studies, remote sensing, GIS modeling

Office: 318
Advisor: Guo
Research: GIS, spatial data mining, geovisualization

  


 

Master's Students 

Office: Callcott 318
Advisor: Barnes
Research: Political geography, Middle East, cognitive geography
Office: Callcott 107
Advisor: Mills
Research: Middle East, minority identity, historical geographies, geopolitics

Bricker, Bryan
Office: Callcott 309
Advisor: Cutter
Research: Natural hazards, flood mitigation, geodesign

Office: Callcott 306
Advisor: Cutter
Research: Environmental Hazards, Meteorology
Office: Callcott 224
Advisor: Dow
Research: Coastal agriculture, climate change adaptation, climate policies, remote sensing

Diedrich, Chelsea
Office: Callcott 319
Advisor: Mock
Research: GIS and climate change

 

Office: Callcott 219
Advisor: James
Research: Fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, restoration, GIS

Horne, Cameron
Office: Callcott 309
Advisor: Cutter
Research: Natural hazards, social vulnerability, recovery,demographic change, race

Jiang, Yuqin
Office: Callcott 307
Advisor: Guo
Research: GIS, visualization, data mining

King, Christopher
Office: Callcott 103
Advisor: Mitchell
Research: Geography education, human geography, geography and mathematics

Landis, Zach
Office:
Advisor: Dow
Research: Climate change adaptation and mitigation

Office: Callcott 308
Advisor: Cutter
Research: Hazard vulnerability and resiliency, GIS, cartography and geovisualization, critical infrastructure

Rickenbaker, Alan
Office: N/A
Advisor: Hodgson
Research: GIS, local government, LIDAR

Seidler, Angie
Office: Callcott 108
Advisor: Barnes
Research: water and agricultural management, Middle East, political ecology

Shao, Tianhua
Office: Callcott 109
Advisor: Nagel
Research: Landscape, China, urban geography

Simmons, Jennifer
Office: 
Advisor: Mills
Research: Historical geography, climatology, social history of the U.S. South

Office: Callcott 309
Advisor: Cutter
Research: Natural hazards
Office: Callcott 219
Advisor: Hiscox
Research: Boundary Layer Meteorology

Sylvester, Ben
Office:
Advisor: Nagel
Research: Refugees, immigration, urban

Yeniaras, Aysegul
Office: 
Advisor: Guo
Research: Network analysis, data mining, innovation

Office: Callcott 219
Advisor: Harrison
Research: human-environment interactions, political ecology