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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2014–2016 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Geography 450  

Geography 450

Degree Programs Offered:
 Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program: Associate Professor Laura Schneider, Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus (848-445-0071)


Members of the Graduate Faculty

Gail M. Ashley, Professor of Geological Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., British Columbia
Sedimentary geology; depositional environments; rivers and floodplains

James DeFilippis, Associate Professor of Planning and Public Policy, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Rutgers
Community development; housing; urban social movements; community organizing; urban labor markets; immigration

D. Asher Ghertner, Assistant Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Urban informality and governance; the political economy of displacement; political ecology; governmentality and rule; ethnography; Indian politics

Michael R. Greenberg, Professor of Urban Studies and Public Health, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Columbia
Environmental health; mathematical models

Heidi Hausermann, Assistant Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona
Nature-society theory; political ecology; environmental governance; health and the environment; land-use/cover change

Briavel Holcomb, Professor of Urban Studies, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Colorado
Urban revitalization; inequalities; tourism; cyberspace

Robert M. Hordon, Professor Emeritus of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Columbia
Water resources; physical geography

David M. Hughes, Professor of Anthropology, SAS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Landscape; extractive industries; oil; energy; climate change; political ecology; conservation; colonialism; Southern Africa; the Caribbean

Robert W. Lake, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Chicago
Community development; urban policy and politics; social theory

Richard G. Lathrop Jr., Professor of Environmental Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Remote sensing and spatial modeling of terrestrial/aquatic ecosystems; GIS

Robin Leichenko, Associate Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Economic geography; climate change vulnerability; human dimensions of global environmental change

Tania del Mar López Marrero, Assistant Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Natural hazards vulnerability and adaptive capacity; community resilience; ecosystems services; land cover change; Caribbean

Bonnie J. McCay, Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Property and environment; marine governance; fisheries; North Atlantic; Mexico

Pamela McElwee, Associate Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., Yale
Biodiversity; conservation; climate change; environmental change; political ecology

J. Kenneth Mitchell, Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Chicago
Environmental hazards; human-environment theory; environment and public policy; global environmental change

Kathe Newman, Associate Professor of Planning and Public Policy and Director of Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., CUNY
Urban political economy; housing finance; urban revitalization; gentrification; community development; community food security and financialization

Karl F. Nordstrom, Professor of Geography and Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS/IMCS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Coastal geomorphology and management; environmental restoration

Karen M. O'Neill, Associate Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Environmental policy; water; state building; experts; organizations

Frank J. Popper, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Harvard
Land use; environmental and regional policy; natural resources management

Edward Ramsamy, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, SAS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Development; social theory; race; culture and identity; Southern Africa

Joanna M. Regulska, Professor of Geography and Women's Studies, SAS; Ph.D., Colorado
Women's political activism; grassroots mobilizations; human displacement; Central and Eastern Europe; Caucasus; European Union

Asa Rennermalm, Assistant Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Physical geography; hydrology; climatology; Arctic region; Greenland ice sheet

David A. Robinson, Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Columbia
Climatology; cryosphere; regional climates; physical geography

Thomas Rudel, Professor of Sociology and Human Ecology, SAS/SEBS; Ph.D., Yale
Latin America; environment; development; land use

Laura Schneider, Associate Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Clark
Land-change science; biogeography; remote sensing and GIS; Latin America

Richard Schroeder, Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Africa; political ecology; development; conservation; race, gender, nationality; tourism; hunting; mining; forestry; agriculture

Kevin St. Martin, Associate Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Clark
Economic geography; diverse economics; political ecology; community and commons; critical cartographies; GIS

David Tulloch, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Geospatial technologies; environmental and land-use planning

Peter O. Wacker, Professor Emeritus of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Louisiana State
Historical; cultural

Lyna Wiggins, Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Geographic information science; computer applications in planning

Ming Xu, Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Ecosystem ecology, modeling, and management; remote sensing and GIS spatial modeling

Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty

Melanie Hughes McDermott, Assistant Research Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Political ecology; community-based resource management; climate change and social equity

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