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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 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 Kevin St. Martin, Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus (732-445-4107)


Members of the Graduate Faculty

Gail M. Ashley, Professor of Geological Sciences, SAS; Ph.D., British Columbia
Sedimentology; glacial geomorphology; quaternary studies; modern processes

Trevor Birkenholtz, Assistant Professor of Geography; SAS; Ph.D., Ohio State
India; political ecology; water resources; nature-society theory

James DeFilippis, Associate Professor of Planning and Public Policy, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Rutgers
Community development; housing

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

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

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

David M. Hughes, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Human Ecology, SAS/SEBS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Political ecology; development; conservation; colonialism; Southern Africa

Robert W. Lake, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development, CUPR; Ph.D., Chicago
Urban restructuring; social and environmental policy analysis; politics

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; urban and regional development; human dimensions of global environmental change

Tania del Mar López Marrero, Assistant Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Ecosystems services and drivers of ecosystem change; vulnerability to natural hazards

Bonnie J. McCay, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Common property and social theory; fisheries; conservation; North Atlantic

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, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., CUNY
Urban politics; urban revitalization; gentrification; community development

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 Popper, Professor of Urban Studies, 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; EU

Asa Rennermalm, Assistant Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Hydrology; climatology; arctic region

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

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

Laura Schneider, Associate Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Clark
Integrated land-change science; remote sensing; geographic information systems; invasive species; Latin America

Richard Schroeder, Associate Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Development; gender; Africa; political ecology; environmental justice

Kevin St. Martin, Associate Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Clark
Economic geography; cartography and GIS; resource geography

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 Members of the Graduate Faculty

Roger C. Balm, Instructor in Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Visual culture of geography; history of exploration; art images as evidence

Melanie Hughes McDermott, Visiting Scholar in Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Political ecology; community-based resource management; urban forestry; Southeast Asia; United States

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