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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Ph. D. Assistants

Masters Assistants (listed immediately below)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

steven larcom
Steven Larcom
Office:   ELA 379
Phone:  512.245.5586
Email:   s_l326@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: geomorphology, natural hazards
Previous Education: North Carolina State University Bachelor of Science, Geology, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 392
Phone:  512.245.1934
Email:  s_g389@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: Geomorphology, natural hazards, GIS
Previous Education:  Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran, Master of Science, 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 349
Phone:  512.245.8998
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

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

alisa hartsell
Alisa Hartsell
Office:  ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7809
Email:   arh160@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: human migration, US-Mexico border
Previous Education:  University of Texas at San Antonio, Masters in History, 2013
University of Texas at San Antonio, Bachelors of Arts, Social Studies, 2010

hannah jin
Hannah Jin
Office:  ELA 355
Phone:  512.245.7809
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

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

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

ross martin
Ross Martin
Office:   ELA  399
Phone:  512.245.0341
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

Caroline McClure
Office: ELA 320
Phone: 512.245.1475
Email: chm22@txstate.edu
Research Interests: Geography Education, Historical Geography
Previous Education: University of Wyoming, 2012, M.A. Geography
Georgia State University, 2008, M.Ed. Secondary Social Studies EducationUniversity of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2005, B.A. Geography
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 351
Phone:  512.245.2957
Email:  m_m617@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: GIScience, Human Health and Environment, Remote
Sensing
Previous Education:  Murray State University, Master of Science, Geosciences, 2014
University of Dhaka, Bachelor of Science, Soil, Water, and  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: human/environment interaction, sustainable development, environmental studies, health/medical geography, planning (regional, urban), urban geography, and geography education
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2011
UCLA, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Latin American Studies, 2006

tom shelton
Tom Shelton
Office: ELA 398
Phone: 512.245.0340
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

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

jennifer villa
Jennifer Villa
Office:  ELA 393
Phone:  512.245.0325
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

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

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 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

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