Faculty



Dr. Thomas Ballinger

tom ballinger

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


Dr. Denise Blanchard

denise blanchard-boehm

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

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


Dr. Sarah Blue

sarah blue

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
Office: ELA 332
Phone: 512.245.2536
Email: sb74@txstate.edu
Vita
Research Interests:  Latin America, Population, Migration


Dr. Richard Boehm

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
Vita
Research Interests:  Geographic Education, Economic Geography, Applied Geography


Dr. David R. Butler

david 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
Vita
Research Interests:  Geomorphology, Biogeography,  Natural Hazards,
Mountain Environments and Environmental Change, Glacier National Park (Montana)


Mr. Mark Carter

mark carter

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


Dr. Edwin Chow - Development Leave

Edwin Chow

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


Dr. Brian Cooper

Brian Cooper

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


Dr. Nathan Currit

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
                            Vita
                            Research Interests: Uncertainty and Change in Human-Environment Systems, Remote Sensing and Land-Cover Change


Dr. Rebecca Davio

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
                            Vita


Dr. Rene DeHon

rene dehon

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


Dr. Jennifer Devine

jennifer devine

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


Dr. Richard Dixon

rich dixon

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


Dr. Richard Earl

richard earl

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


Dr. Lawrence Estaville

lawrence estaville

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


Dr. Alberto Giordano

alberto giordano

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


Dr. Ron Hagelman

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
                            Vita
                            Research Interests:  Environmental Geography, Hazards and Disasters, Historical Geography, Land Management and
                            Conservation, Urban Environment / Agriculture


Dr. Colleen Hiner

colleen hiner

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Davis, 2012
Office:  ELA 381
Phone: 512.245.1327
                            Email:  cch64@txstate.edu
                            Vita
                            Personal Website
                            Research Interests:  Political ecology, Land and environmental management, The rural-urban interface (RUI), especially
                            rural-urban linkages and metabolisms, Wine, beer, and cider geographies (aka “fermented landscapes”), Environmental politics
                            and policy, Qualitative and participatory methods


Dr. Don Huebner

don huebner

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


Dr. Suzon Jammes

suzon jammes

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


Dr. Jennifer Jensen

jennifer jensen

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


Dr. Injeong Jo

injeong jo

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


Dr. Jason Julian

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



Dr. Timothy Loftus

Timothy Loftus

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


Dr. Yongmei Lu

yongmei lu

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


Dr. Kimberly Meitzen

kim meitzen

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


Dr. Osvaldo Muniz-Solari

osvaldo muniz-solari

Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Tennessee, 1991
Office:  ELA 338
Phone:  512.245.0375
                           Email:   os14@txstate.edu
                           Vita
                           Research Interests:  Online Learning Methods, New Technologies for Global Collaboration, International Flows, TNCs and FDI,  
                           Middle America and South America
                           http://www.aag.org/cgge
                           Economic and Regional Geography :
                           International Flows, TNCs and Mining Exploitation, Dams 
                           and Regional Development; Central America and South America


Dr. James Petersen

jim petersen

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


Dr. John Tiefenbacher

john tiefenbacher

Professor
Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University, 1992
Office:  ELA 361
Phone:  512.245.8327
                            Email:   jt04@txstate.edu
                            Vita
                            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


Mr. Jon Wagner

jon wagner

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


Dr. Russell Weaver

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
                            Vita
                            Research Interests:  Urban Change and Decline, GISicene, Spatial Analysis


Dr. Yihong Yuan

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
                            Vita
                            Personal Website:  http://www.yuanyihong.com/
                            Research Interests:  GIScience, Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, Human Mobility Modeling and Travel Behavior


Dr. Benjamin Zhan

phil suckling

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
                            Vita
                            Research Interests:  GIS, Health and the Environment,      
                            Transportation and Network Science


Adjunct Faculty



Dr. Billy Fields

billy fields

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


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
                           Vita


Dr. Robert Gulley

robert gulley

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


Linda Hammon

linda hammon

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


Dr. Russell Johnson

russell johnson

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


Mr. Neil Kucera

neil kucera

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


Dr. Jo Beth Oestreich

JoBeth Oestreich

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


Shelley Plante

Shelley Plante

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


Dr. Andy Sansom

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
                              Vita


Dr. Benjamin Schwartz

benjamin schwartz

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


Ms. Jen Sembera

jen sembera

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


Dr. Michael Solem

michael solemn

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


Dr. Christi Townsend

christi townsend

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


Dr. Todd Votteler

todd votteler

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


Emeritus Faculty


Dr. Byron "Doc" Augustin

byron augustin

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


Dr. Fred Day

fred day

Professor
Ph.D., Geography, The Ohio State University, 1982
Research Interests: Population, Economic Development East and Southeast Asia


Dr. Ron Eyton

ron eyton

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


Dr. Jim Kimmel

jim kimmel

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


Dr. Susan Macey

susan macey

Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1982
Research Interests and Specializations:  Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Hazards, Energy, Medical Geography, Behavioral Geography, Aging


Dr. David Stea

david stea

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


Retired Faculty


Dr. Brock Brown

brock brown

Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Oklahoma, 1992


Dr. Bob Larsen

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

Dr. Phil Suckling

phil suckling

Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of British Columbia, 1977