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tom ballinger

Dr. Thomas Ballinger

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, Kent State University, 2015
Office: ELA 366
Office Phone: 512-245-3202
Email: tballinger@txstate.edu   
Research Interests: Polar Climatology, Cryosphere-Climate Interactions, Extreme Events

denise blanchard-boehm

Dr. Denise Blanchard

Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1992
Office: ELA 357
Phone: 512.245.3090
Email: rb06@txstate.edu

Research Interests:  Natural and Environmental Hazards, Economic Geography, Environmental Studies, Research Methods, Historical Geography

sarah blue

Dr. Sarah Blue

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
Office: ELA 332
Phone: 512.245.2536
Email: sb74@txstate.edu

Research Interests:  Latin America, Population, Migration

richard boehm

Dr. Richard Boehm

Professor and Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Geographic Education
Ph.D., Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 1975
Office:  ELA 145a
Phone:  512.245.3615
Email:   rb03@txstate
Research Interests:  Geographic Education, Economic Geography, Applied Geography

david butler

Dr. David R. Butler

Texas State University System Regents' Professor and University Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas, 1982 
Office:  ELA 359
Phone: 512.245.7977
Email:  db25@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geomorphology, Biogeography, Natural Hazards, Mountain Environments and Environmental Change, Glacier National Park (Montana)

mark carter

Mr. Mark Carter

Lecturer & Internship Director
MAG Geography, Texas State University, 1994
Office:  ELA 126
Phone: 512.245.8587
Email:  mc12@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Quantitative Methods, Spatial Statistics, Land Use Planning Management and Conservation

Edwin Chow

Dr. Edwin Chow - Development Leave

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of South Carolina, 2005
Office: ELA 326
Phone 512.245.3200
Email: chow@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Internet-GIS, GIS-Based Modeling, Scale, Uncertainty and Accuracy Assessment, Lidar

Brian Cooper

Dr. Brian Cooper

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Geography, Texas State University, 2012
Office: ELA 329
Phone: 512.245.6750
Email: bc31@txstate.edu
Research Interests: World Regional Geography, Sub-Saharan Africa

nathan currit

Dr. Nathan Currit

Associate Professor & Director, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science
Ph.D., Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003
Office:  ELA 331
Phone:  512.245.3198
Email:   nc17@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Uncertainty and Change in Human-Environment Systems, Remote Sensing and Land-Cover Change

rebecca davio

Dr. Rebecca Davio

Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001
Office: Medina 108
Phone: 512.245.7366
Email: r_d178@txstate.edu

rene dehon

Dr. Rene DeHon

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Geology/Geochemistry, Texas Tech University, 1970
Office:  ELA 371
Phone:  512.245.7461
Email:   dehon@txstate.edu
Research Interests:   Mineralogy, Petrology, Planetary Geology

jennifer devine

Dr. Jennifer Devine

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Office: ELA 364
Phone: 512.245.3937
Email:  devine@txstate.edu
Research interests: Human-environmental relations, Latin American - US politics, critical social theory

rich dixon

Dr. Richard Dixon

Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University, 1996
Office:  ELA 340
Phone:  512.245.7436
Email:   rd11@txstate.edu
Photo courtesy of Jeff Huehn
Research Interests:  Climatology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Environmental Geography, Quantitative Methods, Hazards

richard earl

Dr. Richard Earl

Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
Ph.D., Geography, Arizona State University, 1983
Office:  ELA 365
Phone:  512.245.3204
Email:   re02@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Physical Geography, Water Resources, Environmental Change and Management, Field

lawrence estaville

Dr. Lawrence Estaville

Ph.D., Geography, University of Oklahoma, 1984
Office:  ELA 323
Phone: 512.245.7618
Email:  le02@txstate.edu
Research Format Vita
Research Interests:   Ethnic, Geographic Education, Business Geography

alberto giordano

Dr. Alberto Giordano

Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Geography, Syracuse University, 1999
Office:   ELA 141
Phone:  512.245.6581
Email:   ag22@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Historical GIS, Holocaust and Genocide Geography, Policy Applications of GIScience, Spatial Applications of Forensic Anthropology

ron hagelman

Dr. Ron Hagelman

Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Ph.D., Environmental Geography, Texas State University, 2002
Office:  ELA 335
Phone: 512.245.8847
Email:  rh46@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Environmental Geography, Hazards and Disasters, Historical Geography, Land Management and Conservation, Urban Environment / Agriculture

colleen hiner

Dr. Colleen Hiner

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Davis, 2012
Office:  ELA 381
Phone: 512.245.1327
Email:  cch64@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Environmental Management, Cultural Ecology, Urban-Rural Fringe

don huebner

Dr. Don Huebner

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
Office:  ELA 330
Phone: 512.245.0380
Email:  dh48@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Environmental Geography, Coastal Hazards, Historical Ecology, Geomorphology, Texas and American Southwest, Human Perception of Risk

suzon jammes

Dr. Suzon Jammes

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Université of Strasbourg, Geology/GeoPhysics,2009
Office: ELA 372
Phone: 512.245. 0377
Email:  s_j143@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Tectonic, Rheology, deformation processes at lithospheric scale in extension and contraction

jennifer jensen

Dr. Jennifer Jensen

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Environmental Science, University of Idaho, 2009
Office: ELA 334
Phone: 512.245.1724
Email:  jj41@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Lidar, Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure, Multi-Sensor Data Synthesis, Land Use/Land Cover Change, Remote Sensing/GIS Integration

injeong jo

Dr. Injeong Jo

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University, 2011
Office: ELA 364
Phone: 512-245-3206
Email: ijo@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geography and Spatial Thinking Education, Geography and Social Studies Teacher Preparation, Geospatial Technologies for Education, Assessment in Geography

jason julian

Dr. Jason Julian

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of North Carolina, 2007
Office: ELA 322
Phone: 512.245.3201
Email: jason.julian@txstate.edu

Personal Website
Research Interests:  Water Resources, Land Use/Land Cover Change, River Ecosystems, Fluvial Geomorphology

bob larsen

Dr. Bob Larsen

Professor of Record
Ph.D., Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Office: Geography Annex - Medina 108-B
Phone: 512.245.0192
Email: rl04@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Urban and Regional Planning, Solid Waste Management

Timothy Loftus

Dr. Timothy Loftus

Professor of Practice and Meadows Endowed Chair in Water Conservation
Office: ELA 342
Phone: 512.245.7456
Email:  t_l126@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Water-Use Conservation and Efficiency, Water Supply Planning and Policy, Watershed Planning

yongmei lu

Dr. Yongmei Lu

Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Geography, SUNY Buffalo, 2001
Office:  ELA 337
Phone:  512.245.1337
Email:   yl10@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIScience, Urban and Regional Analysis, Health and Medical Geography, Crime Geography

kim meitzen

Dr. Kimberly Meitzen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of South Carolina, 2011
Office:  ELA 382
Phone:  512.245.1336
Email:   kmm218@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Fluvial Processes and Geomorphology, River Basin Management, Biogeography

osvaldo muniz-solari

Dr. Osvaldo Muniz-Solari

Ph.D., Geography, University of Tennessee, 1991
Office:  ELA 338
Phone:  512.245.0375
Email:   os14@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Online Learning Methods, New Technologies for Global Collaboration, International Flows, TNCs and FDI, Middle America and South America

Economic and Regional Geography :
International Flows, TNCs and Mining Exploitation, Dams and Regional Development; Central America and South America

jim petersen

Dr. James Petersen

Ph.D., Geography, University of Utah, 1981
Office:   ELA 317
Phone:  512.245.3203
Email:   jp01@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geographic Education, Geomorphology, Applied Physical Geography

john tiefenbacher

Dr. John Tiefenbacher

Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University, 1992
Office:  ELA 361
Phone:  512.245.8327
Email:   jt04@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Environmental Geography, Hazards & Disasters, Air Quality, Environmental Problems of the US-Mexico Borderlands, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, States of the Former Soviet Union, Geography of Viniculture, Historical Environmental Geography, Genealogy & GIS

jon wagner

Mr. Jon Wagner

Senior Lecturer
M.S., Geosciences, Texas Tech University, 2001
Office:  ELA 368
Phone:  512.245.7980
Email:   jw91@txstate.edu

russell weaver

Dr. Russell Weaver

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012
Office:  ELA 383
Email:   rcw64@txstate.edu
Phone:  512.245.3903
Research Interests:  Urban Change and Decline, GISicene, Spatial Analysis

yihong yuan

Dr. Yihong Yuan

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Office:  ELA 366
Phone:  512.245.3208
Email: y_y18@txstate.edu
Personal Website:  http://www.yuanyihong.com/
Research Interests:  GIScience, Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, Human Mobility Modeling and Travel Behavior

phil suckling

Dr. Benjamin Zhan

Professor, Director, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science (TxGISci)
Ph.D., Geography, SUNY Buffalo, 1994
Office:  ELA 319
Phone:  512.245.8846
Email:   fz01@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS, Health and the Environment, Transportation and Network Science

Adjunct Faculty

billy fields

Dr. Billy Fields

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of New Orleans, Urban Studies, 2004
Office: UAC 332
Phone:  512.245.7726

allison glass-smith

Allison Glass-Smith

Coordinator, Department Recruiting
MAG, Texas State University, 1999
Office:   ELA 127
Phone:  512.245.2618
Email:   am13@txstate.edu

robert gulley

Dr. Robert Gulley

J.D., Law, The University of Texas at Austin, 1984
Office: ELA373
Phone: 512.245.7989
Email: rlg117@txstate.edu

linda hammon

Linda Hammon

B.S., Education, Southwest Texas State University, 1973
Office: ELA 373
Phone: 512.245.7989
Email: lh14@txstate.edu

russell johnson

Dr. Russell Johnson

J.D., Law, St. Mary's University School of Law, 1977
Office: ELA 373
Phone: 512.245.7989
Email: rj20@txstate.edu

neil kucera

Mr. Neil Kucera

MAG, Geography, Southwest Texas State University, 2001
Office: ELA 362
Phone: 512.245.3440
Email: kuceran@hotmail.com

JoBeth Oestreich

Dr. Jo Beth Oestreich

Ph.D., C&I, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002
Office: ELA 355
Phone: 512.245.7976
Email: jo15@txstate.edu

Shelley Plante

Shelley Plante

MAG, Geography, Texas State University, 2007
Office: ELA 362
Phone: 512.245.7976
Email: ss1331@txstate.edu

andy sansom

Dr. Andy Sansom

Research Professor
Ph.D., Texas State University, Geographic Education, 2013
Executive Director, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Office: Meadows Center
Phone: 512.245.9200
E-mail: as22@txstate.edu

benjamin schwartz

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz

Assistant Professor, Biology
Ph.D., Virginia Tech University, Geosciences, 2007
Office: FAB
Phone: 512-245-7608
E-mail: bs37@txstate.edu

jen sembera

Ms. Jen Sembera

M.Ed., Agriculture Education, Texas State University, 2013
Office:  ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7976
Email:  jas289@txstate.edu

michael solemn

Dr. Michael Solem

Research Professor & Lecturer
Office: ELA339
Phone: 512.245.8650
Email: ms32@txstate.edu

christi townsend

Dr. Christi Townsend

Ph.D., Environmental Geography, Texas State University, 2012
Office: ELA 351
Phone: 512-245-8302
E-mail: ct1086@txstate.edu

todd votteler

Dr. Todd Votteler

Ph.D., Environmental Geography, Texas State University, 2000
Office: ELA 373
Phone: 512.245.7989
Email: tv20935@txstate.edu

Emeritus Faculty

byron augustin

Dr. Byron "Doc" Augustin

Distinguished Professor and Regents' Professor Emeritus
D.A., Northern Colorado, 1975
Research Interests: Conservation, Latin America, geographic education, Middle East

fred day

Dr. Fred Day

Ph.D., Geography, The Ohio State University, 1982

Research Interests: Population, Economic Development East and Southeast Asia

ron eyton

Dr. Ron Eyton

Ph.D., Illinois, 1974
Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Computer Cartography, Quantitative Methods

jim kimmel

Dr. Jim Kimmel

Ph.D., Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
Research Interests: Interpretive Environmental Geography, Nature and Heritage Tourism, River Studies, Southwestern Geography

susan macey

Dr. Susan Macey

Ph.D., Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1982

Research Interests and Specializations:  Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Hazards, Energy, Medical Geography, Behavioral Geography, Aging

david stea

Dr. David Stea

Ph.D., Stanford, 1964
Research Interests: Spatial Cognition, Environmental Perception, Sustainable Development