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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


Jordan Adams

Jordan Adams
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: ja1468@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: resource and environmental studies
Previous Education:  Texas State University, Bachelor of Arts, Geography, 2013


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


rachel cavin

Rachel Cavin
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: rc1345@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: Biogeography, biogeomorphology, animal geography, ecology
Previous Education: Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Physical Geography, 2013


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
Concentration: GIS


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-San Marcos, Bachelors 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


nicholas mclean

Nicholas McLean
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: nm1159@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: emergency response/mitigation, mapping social relationships
Previous Education: Texas State University, BAIS, International Relations, 2012


kristen newcomer

Kristen Newcomer
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: kbn12@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: fluvial geomorphology, water resources, watershed science, geology
Previous Education: University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Science, Geology, 2012


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, B.A., Geography, 2013
Concentration: Resource and Environmental Studies


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, B.S., Environmental Science, 2014


ethan roberts

Ethan Roberts
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: er1093@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: Structure From Motion (SFM), vegetation and habitat prediction
Previous Education: Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2013


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
Concentration: Resource and Environmental Studies


christina rooney

Christina Rooney
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


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
Concentration: Resource and Environmental Studies


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, M.S. Criminal Justice 2011 
Texas State University, B.S. 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, M.A., Geography, 2014
Purbanchal University, M.A., Sociology, 2010
 


graham daly

Graham Daly
Office: ELA 389 Phone: 512.245.1935
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 392
Phone: 512.245.1934
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


harrison flores-ortiz

Harrison Flores-Ortiz
Office: ELA 374
Phone: 512.245.7809
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


cheryl frazier

Cheryl Frazier
Office: ELA 366
Phone: 512.245.3208
Email: cf1171@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: geographic education
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2010
Sam Houston State University, Bachelor of Arts, History and Geography, 2005


xi gong

Xi Gong
Office: ELA 389
Phone: 512.245.1935
Email: x_g5@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: geographic information science
Previous Education: Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science, Master of Science, 2011
Wuhan University, Bachelor of Engineering, 2008


kumudan grubh

Kumudan Grubh
Office:  ELA 391
Phone:  512.245.1937
Email:   krg47@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: remote sensing
Previous Education: Iowa State University, Master of Science, 2010
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Master of Science, Marine Biotechnology, 2004


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, M.A., Geography, 1999
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 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:Henan University of Science and Technology, B.A., 2011
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, M.S., 2014


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 393
Phone: 512.245.0325
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 374
Phone:  512.245.7809
Email:   j_l1281@txsate.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  390
Phone:  512.245.1939
Email:   rhm42@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: biogeomorpholgy, fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, water resources, hydrology and geology (geophysics)
Previous Education: College of Charleston SC, B.S. Geology
Georgia State University, M.A., Physical Geography


monica medel-valdivia

Monica Medel
Office: ELA 390
Phone: 512.245.1939
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, M.S., Geosciences, 2014
University of Dhaka, M.S., Environmental Science, 2010


ben prince

Ben Prince
Office:  ELA 395
Phone:  512.245.0327
Email:   bhp50@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: water resources, land use
Previous Education: University of Texas at Austin, Community Planning, 2011
Rollins College, Environmental Studies, 2003


graciela sandoval

Graciela Sandoval
Office: ELA 324
Phone: 512.245.6567
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 395
Phone: 512.245.0327
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 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: tcs43@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: climatology and its effect on humans
Previous Education: 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


joann zadrozny

Joanna Zadrozny
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
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, M.S., 2014
Shandong University of Science and Technology, B.S., 2011


fransceso zignol

Francesco Zignol
Office:  ELA 374
Phone:  512.245.7809
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 393
Phone: 512.245.0325
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