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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 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)

Website: http://geography.rutgers.edu/graduateprogram/information-for-current-grad-students

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Gail M. Ashley, Professor of Geological Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., British Columbia (Canada)
Quaternary; sedimentology; glacial geomorphology; environmental planning

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, Associate 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 and risk analysis; nuclear waste management

Heidi Hausermann, Assistant Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona
Agrarian change; political ecology; land-use/land-cover change

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

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

Robert W. Lake, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Chicago
Urban and political geography; environmental politics; planning and 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; landscape ecology

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

Pamela McElwee, Associate Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., Yale
Global environmental change; biodiversity; conservation and climate change in Asia

J. Kenneth Mitchell, Professor Emeritus 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 politics; urban revitalization; gentrification; community development; community food security and financialization

Karl F. Nordstrom, Professor of Geography and Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS/IEOAS; 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; environmental restoration

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

Asa Rennermalm, Associate 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, Distinguished 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

Mi Shi, Assistant Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Land development and property rights; city development; social protests and citizenship in China

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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