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Graduate Assistants

Ph. D. Assistants

Masters Assistants (listed immediately below)


Jeanett Bosarge

Jeanett Bosarge
University of South Alabama, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2016
Office:  ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:   jhb73@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Water resources, land use, conservation/protection ecosystems services

saber brasher

Saber Brasher
Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Physical Geography, 2015
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: seb111@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Atmospheric Science (meterology/climatology

Mackenzie Carhart

Makenzie Carhart
Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2016
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   m_c215@txstate.edu
Research Interests: GIS, environmental hazards & mitigation

camille cotsakis

Camille Cotsakis
Sam Houston State University,Bachelor of Science, Environmental Geography, 2015
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: c_c522txstate.edu
Research Interests: Urban geography, geomorphology, environmental, gis,
remote sensing

Mogahid Hussein

Mogahid Hussein
Sudan University of Science and Technology, Bachelors of Science, Petroleum Engineering, 2011
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email:  m_h308@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Resource and environmental studies

Paula Jones

Paula Jones
SUNY Buffalo State, Bachelor of Arts, Geography/Urban Planning, 2015
Office:  ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:   prj15@txstate.edu
Research Interests: GIS, human geography

steven larcom

Steven Larcom
North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Science, Geology, 2016
Office:   ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:   s_l326@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geomorphology, natural hazards

David Mills

David Mills
Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, GIS, 2016
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   dam203@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Health geography, cultural geography, quantitative methods

Thomas Pesek

Thomas Pesek
Missouri State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2016
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: tjp71@txstate.edu
Research Interests: GIS, lidar

lacey smith

Lacey Smith
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Geography/French, 2014
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: l_s227@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Water conservation/management

yahan teng

Yahan Teng
Beijing Normal University, Bachelor of Arts/Science, Geography/Chinese Language and Literature, 2013/14
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: y_t26@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Health geography

tasnuva udita

Tasnuva Udita
University of Dhaka, Bachelor of Science, Geography and Environment, 2015
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: tsu2@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geographic Information System, Geomorphology

Ph.D. Assistants

christine ames

Christine Ames
Texas State University, Master of Science, Criminal Justice, 2011
Office: ELA 393
Phone: 245-0325
Email: cl25@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS, spatial analysis of crime

ub bom

UB (Upendra) Bom
University of Wyoming, Master of Arts, Geography, 2014
Office:  ELA 395
Phone:  512.245.0327
Email:  ubb1@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Social response to climate change, environment management and policy analysis

Alejandro Casante

Alejandro Cascante-Campos
University of Costa Rica, Bachelor of Arts,Geography, 2014
Office:  ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:   jacc1987@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geographic education, GIS

graham daly

Graham Daly
University of Denver, Master of Arts, Educational Psychology, 2003
Office: ELA 394
Phone: 512.245.0326
Email: gsd14@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Water resource management, municipal water conservation, water use policy, climate change

erin dascher

Erin Dascher
Texas State University, Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability, 2013
Office: ELA 358
Phone: 512.245.4962
Email: edd1@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  River connectivity and fragmentation, dam removals, freshwater mussel conservation, river restoration

mark deka

Mark Deka
University of Akron, Master of Science, GIS, 2014
Office:  ELA 397
Phone:  512.245.0329
Email:   mad214@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Medical geography, cartography, cartographic design, GIS, disease mapping, history

walter furness

Walter Furness
Northern Illinois University, Master of Science, Urban Agriculture, 2015
Office:  ELA 397
Phone:  512.245.0329
Email:   wwf8@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geography of fermented beverages, urban agriculture, water resources

zahra ghaffari

Zahra Ghaffari
Azad University, Master of Science, Geography, 2013
Office: ELA 393
Phone: 512.245.0325
Email: z_g20@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS, remote sensing

saeideh gharehchahi

Saeideh Gharehchahi
Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran, Master of Science, Geomorphology,  2012
Office:  ELA 392
Phone:  512.245.1934
Email:  s_g389@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geomorphology, natural hazards, GIS

paepin goff

Paepin Goff
University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts, Journalism, 2015
Office: ELA 390
Phone: 512.245.1939
Email: pdg31@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Cryosphere, geomorphology
Twitter: @paepin

chris holtkamp

Chris Holtkamp
University of Denver, Master of Arts, Geography, 1999
Office:  ELA 349
Phone:  512.245.8998
Email:  crh152@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Urban geography

Joshua Hodge

Joshua Hodge
University of North Texas, Master of Science, Applied Geography, 2016
Office: ELA 391
Phone: 512.245.1937
Email: jbh113@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Coastal geomorphology, sedimentation processes, hurricane impacts on coastal wetlands

alisa hartsell

Alisa Hartsell
University of Texas at San Antonio, Masters in History, 2013
Office:  ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7809
Email:   arh160@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Human migration, US-Mexico border

hannah jin

Hannah Jin
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science, GIS, 2014
Office:  ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7809
Email:  h_j29@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS in health, watersheds

ioannis kamarinas

Ioannis Kamarinas
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Master of Science, Environmental Science, 2012
Office:  ELA 395
Phone:  512.245.0327
Email:   i_k13@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS, hydrological modeling, remote sensing

brendan lavy

Brendan Lavy
Texas State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2013
Office: ELA 398
Phone: 512.245.0340
Email: bl1186@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Urban geography, urban forestry, environmental policy, environmental equity

jinhee lee

Jinhee Lee
Seoul National University, Master of Arts, Geography Education, 2011
Office:   ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7976
Email:   j_l281@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geographic education

Reni Bibriven Lila

Reni Bibriven Lila
Eastern Michigan University,Masters, GIS, 2013
Office: ELA 395
Phone: 512.245.0327
Email: rbl28@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Natural hazards

mael le noc

Maël Le Noc
Université Rennes 2, Geography/History, 2013
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: mbl26@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Historical geography, GIS, geography of the Holocaust

Shadi Maleki

Shadi Maleki
Texas State University, Master of Science, General Geography, 2016
Office: ELA 355
Phone: 512.245.7809
Email:  s_m413@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Children's perception of hazards, sustainability

ross martin

Ross Martin
Georgia State University, Master of Arts, Physical Geography, 2011
Office:   ELA  399
Phone:  512.245.0341
Email:   rhm42@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Biogeomorpholgy, fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, water resources, hydrology and geology (geophysics)

Caroline McClure
University of Wyoming, 2012, M.A. Geography
Office: ELA 320
Phone: 512.245.1475
Email: chm22@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geography Education, Historical Geography

monica medel-valdivia

Monica Medel
University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts, Public Affairs/Latin American Studies, 2012
Office: ELA 324
Phone: 512.245.6567
Email: mcm169@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS, spatial statistics and crime, environmental hazards

niaz morshed

Niaz Morshed
Murray State University, Master of Science, Geosciences, 2014
Office:  ELA 351
Phone:  512.245.2957
Email:  m_m617@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIScience, Human Health and Environment, Remote
Sensing

yunuen reygadas-langarica

Yunuen Reygadas-Langarica
Environmental Geography Research Center (CIGA, UNAM), Masters of Science, Environmental Geography, 2012
Office:  ELA 390
Phone:  512.245.1939
Email:  y_r49@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Remote sensing, land-change use

graciela sandoval

Graciela Sandoval
Texas State University, Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2011
Office: ELA 349
Phone: 512.245.8998
Email: gs1132@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Human/environment interaction, sustainable development, environmental studies, health/medical geography, planning (regional, urban), urban geography, and geography education

tom shelton

Tom Shelton
Texas State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2014
Office: ELA 398
Phone: 512.245.0340
Email: tcs43@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Climatology and its effect on humans

David Szpakowski

David Szpakowski
Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2014
Office: ELA 391
Phone: 512.245.1937
Email:  ds1428@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Groundwater hydrology

jennifer villa

Jennifer Villa
Texas State University, B.A./B.S., Geography / Anthropology, 2012
Office:  ELA 393
Phone:  512.245.0325
Email:   jv1284@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geomorphology - mountain environments, physical geography

xujiao wang

Joy (Xujiao) Wang
Nanjing Normal University, Master of Science, GIS, 2014
Office:  ELA 392
Phone:  512.245.1934
Email:   x_w9@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Data mining, big data analysis

fred wei

Fred (Guixing) Wei
Nanjing Normal University, Master of Science, Geography, 2014
Office: ELA 391
Phone: 512.245.1937
Email: g_w38@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS, statistics

joann zadrozny

Joanna Zadrozny
Texas State University, MA, Geography Education, 2014
Office:  ELA 392
Phone:  512.245.1934
Email:   j_z37@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Geography education

chloe zhao

Chloe (Chunhong) Zhao
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Master of Science, 2014
Office:  ELA 390
Phone:  512.245.1939
Email:  c_z38@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  GIS

paul zunkel

Paul Zunkel
Minnesota State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2013
Office: ELA 396
Phone: 512.245.0328
Email: prz5@txstate.edu
Research Interests:  Severe weather, natural disasters/hazards