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Graduate Assistants

Ph. D. Assistants

Masters Assistants (listed immediately below)

samantha abbott

Samantha Abbott
Office:   ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:   ska28@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: water resources, geomorphology
Previous Education: University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science, Geology, 2011


saber brasher

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


Alejandro Casante

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


camille cotsakis

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


laura engells

Laura Engells
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   le1101@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: natural hazards, human-environment interaction, environmental/cultural geography
Previous Education: Texas State University, BA / BS, Geography / Anthropology, 2014


david gimnich

David (Daffy) Gimnich
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   dpg30@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: wildfire modeling
Previous Education:  Emory University, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies, 2010
 


ashley jenkins

Ashley Jenkins
Office:  ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:  aj1241@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: crime analysis, political geography, historical geography
Previous Education:  Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2014
 


mael le noc

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


brittany legg

Brittany Legg
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: bnl30@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: periglacial geomorphology, human and physical geographies of the cryosphere
Previous Education: University of Texas at San Antonio, Bachelor of Arts, Geography/History, 2013


christina rooney

Christina Lopez
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: cwr41@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: Fluvial geomorphology, human-environment interactions, sustainable development 
Previous Education: Sam Houston State University, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Geography 2014


kathryn onley

Kathryn Onley
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   ko1097@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:GIS, environmental geography, water resources management
Previous Education:Texas State University, Bachelor of Arts, Geography, 2013


matt ponder

Matt Ponder
Office:  ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:   mrp89@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: surface modeling, subsurface modeling, GIS
Previous Education: Baylor University, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, 2014


lacey smith

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


David Szpakowski

David Szpakowski
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email:  ds1428@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:  groundwater hydrology
Previous Education: Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2014


yahan teng

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


jennifer villa

Jennifer Villa
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   jv1284@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:  geomorphology - mountain environments, physical geography
Previous Education:  Texas State University, B.A./B.S., Geography / Anthropology, 2012


zoe zell

Zoe Zell
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   zpz1@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: GIS
Previous Education: Texas State University, Bachelor of Arts, Geography, 2014


Ph.D. Assistants

christine ames

Christine Ames
Office: ELA 393
Phone: 245-0325
Email: cl25@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: GIS, spatial analysis of crime
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Criminal Justice, 2011 
Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement, 2008


ub bom

UB (Upendra) Bom
Office:  ELA 395
Phone:  512.245.0327
Email:  ubb1@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:  social response to climate change, environment management and policy analysis
Previous Education:  University of Wyoming, Master of Arts, Geography, 2014
Purbanchal University, Master of Arts, Sociology, 2010
 


graham daly

Graham Daly
Office: ELA 394
Phone: 512.245.0326
Email: gsd14@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: water resource management, municipal water conservation, water use policy, climate change
Previous Education: University of Denver, Master of Arts, Educational Psychology, 2003
University of North Carolina, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, 2001


erin dascher

Erin Dascher
Office: ELA 358
Phone: 512.245.4962
Email: edd1@txstate.edu
Previous Education:  Texas State University, Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability, 2013
Mercyhurst University, Bachelor of Science, Applied Forensic Science, 2010


mark deka

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


harrison flores-ortiz

Harrison Flores-Ortiz
Office: ELA 355
Phone: 512.245.7976
Email:  hwf1@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: environmental geography, land-use planning, watershed management, solid waste management
Previous Education:  The University of Akron, Master of Arts, Geography, 1999


zahra ghaffari

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


saeideh gharehchahi

Saeideh Gharehchahi
Office:  ELA 393
Phone:  512.245.0325
Email:  s_g389@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: natural hazards
Previous Education:  Shahid Beheshti University, Master of Arts, Geomorphology,  2012


paepin goff

Paepin Goff
Office: ELA 390
Phone: 512.245.1939
Email: pdg31@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: cryosphere, geomorphology
Previous Education: University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts, Journalism, 2015
Website: www.paepin.com
                              Twitter: @paepin


chris holtkamp

Chris Holtkamp
Office:  ELA 397
Phone:  512.245.0329
Email:  crh152@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: urban geography
Previous Education:  University of Denver, Master of Arts, Geography, 1999
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Geography, 1994


hannah jin

Hannah Jin
Office:  ELA 360
Phone:  512.245.8491
Email:  h_j29@txstate.edu
Research Areas and Specializations:  GIS in health, watersheds
Previous Education:East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science, GIS, 2014
Henan University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Agriculture, Agriculture, 2011


ioannis kamarinas

Ioannis Kamarinas
Office:  ELA 395
Phone:  512.245.0327
Email:   i_k13@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: GIS, hydrological modeling, remote sensing
Previous Education: University of Michigan-Dearborn, Master of Science, Environmental Science, 2012
Aegean University, Bachelor of Science, Marine Sciences, 2010


brendan lavy

Brendan Lavy
Office: ELA 398
Phone: 512.245.0340
Email: bl1186@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: urban geography, urban forestry, environmental policy, environmental equity
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2013
University of North Texas, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 1998


jinhee lee

Jinhee Lee
Office:   ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7976
Email:   j_l281@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: geographic education
Previous Education: Seoul National University, Master of Arts, Geography Education, 2011
Seoul National University, Bachelor of Arts, Geography Education, 2008


Reni Bibriven Lila

Reni Bibriven Lila
Office: ELA 395
Phone: 512.245.0327
Email: rbl28@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: Natural hazards
Previous Education:Eastern Michigan University,Masters, GIS, 2013
University of Buea, Bachelors, Geography, 2010


ross martin

Ross Martin
Office:   ELA  320
Phone:  512.245.1475
Email:   rhm42@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: biogeomorpholgy, fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, water resources, hydrology and geology (geophysics)
Previous Education: Georgia State University, Master of Arts, Physical Geography, 2011
College of Charleston SC, Bachelor of Science, Geology, 2006


monica medel-valdivia

Monica Medel
Office: ELA 324
Phone: 512.245.6567
Email: mcm169@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: GIS, spatial statistics and crime, environmental hazards
Previous Education: University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts, Public Affairs/Latin American Studies, 2012
Universidad De Chile, Bachelor of Arts, Social Communication, 1995


niaz morshed

Niaz Morshed
Office:  ELA 391
Phone:  512.245.1937
Email:  m_m617@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:  Climate Change and Environment Management, GIS, Remote Sensing
Previous Education:  Murray State University, Master of Science, Geosciences, 2014
University of Dhaka, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, 2010


yunuen reygadas-langarica

Yunuen Reygadas-Langarica
Office:  ELA 390
Phone:  512.245.1939
Email:  y_r49@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:  remote sensing, land-change use
Previous Education:  Environmental Geography Research Center (CIGA, UNAM), Masters of Science, Environmental Geography, 2012
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Bachelors of Arts, Geography, 2009


graciela sandoval

Graciela Sandoval
Office: ELA 349
Phone: 512.245.8998
Email: gs1132@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: Health Geography, Women’s Health, Border Health
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2011
UCLA, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 2006


ryan schuermann

Ryan Schuermann
Office: ELA 399
Phone: 512.245.0341
Email:  rs1571@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:  GIS
Previous Education:  Texas State University, Master of Science, GIS, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 2007
 


tom shelton

Tom Shelton
Office: ELA 389
Phone: 512.245.1935
Email: tcs43@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: climatology and its effect on humans
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2014
California State University, Bachelor of Arts, Geography, 2012


fred wei

  Fred (Guixing) Wei
  Office: ELA 391
  Phone: 512.245.1937
  Email: g_w38@txstate.edu
  Research Interests and Specializations: GIS, statistics
  Previous Education: Nanjing Normal University, Master of Science, Geography, 2014
  Southwest University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2011


xujiao wang

Joy (Xujiao) Wang
Office:  ELA 392
Phone:  512.245.1934
Email:   x_w9@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: data mining, big data analysis
Previous Education: Nanjing Normal University, Master of Science, GIS, 2014
Suzhuo University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Science, GIS, 2010


joann zadrozny

Joanna Zadrozny
Office:  ELA 392
Phone:  512.245.1934
Email:   j_z37@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: geography education
Previous Education: Texas State University, MA, Geography Education, 2014, Southern Connecticut State University, BS, Elementary Education K-6, 2012, BA, Geography, 2012


chloe zhao

Chloe (Chunhong) Zhao
Office:  ELA 390
Phone:  512.245.1939
Email:  c_z38@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: GIS
Previous Education:  Chinese Academy of Sciences, Master of Science, 2014
Shandong University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Science, 2011


fransceso zignol

Francesco Zignol
Office:  ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7976
Email:   f_z8@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: water resources & GIS
Previous Education: Universidade Ca ́Foscari Venezia, Master of Environmental Science, 2011
Università degli Studi di Padova, Bachelor in Natural Science, 2008


paul zunkel

Paul Zunkel
Office: ELA 396
Phone: 512.245.0328
Email: prz5@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: severe weather, natural disasters/hazards
Previous Education: Minnesota State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2013
Minnesota State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2011