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Graduate Assistants

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Ph. D. Assistants


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


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


lucas dailey

Lucas Dailey
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: lad113@txstate.edu 
Research Interests and Specializations: Gis, remote sensing
Previous Education: Washington State University, Bachelor of Science, Natural Resource Sciences, 2008


lauren johnson

Lauren Johnson
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: lmj48@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: weather,climate, natural disaster planning
Previous Education: University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Geography, 2012


james lancaster

James Lancaster
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: jl1627@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: environmental studies
Previous Education: Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Resource and Environmental Studies, 2011
 


jason locke

Jason Locke
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: jl1529@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: environmental studies
Previous Education: Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Resource and Environmental Studies, 2011


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


brooke richardson

Brooke Richardson
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: bhr9@txstate.edu


ethan roberts

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


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


elizabeth wrenn

Elizabeth Wrenn
Office: ELA 388
Phone: 512.245.8642
Email: ew1155@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: urbanization and environmental problems
Previous Education: Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Resource and Environmental Studies, 2012


joann zadrozny

Joanna Zadrozny
Office:  ELA 388
Phone:  512.245.8642
Email:   j_z37@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: sustainability, GIS
Previous Education: Southern Connecticut State University, Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education K-6, 2012, Bachelor of Arts, Geography, 2012


Ph.D. Assistants


laura cano-amaya

Laura Cano-Amaya
Office: ELA 392
Phone: 512.245.1934
Email: lc16@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: disaster risk reduction, population vulnerability, food security, Latin America, International Education
Previous Education: St. Mary's University, Master of Arts, International Studies, 2001
Texas State University, Latin America, 1998


junfang chen

Junfang Chen
Office:  ELA 397
Phone:  512.245.0329
Email:   jc2044@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: applications of GIS in urban development, transportation and site locating
Previous Education: Western Michigan University, Master of Arts, GIS, 2008
Lanzhou University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2005
 


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


nathaniel dede bamfo

Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo
Office:  ELA 391
Phone:  512.245.1937
Email:   nd1115@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations:  GIS and remote sensing, agricultural landuse
sustainable rural development
Previous Education:  SUNY at Binghamton, Master of Applied, Geography, 2010
University of Ghana, Bachelor of Arts, Geography and Resource Development, 2006
 


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


ana gomez-sanchez

Ana Gomez-Sanchez
Office: ELA 397
Phone: 512.245.0329
Email: a_g410@txstate.edu
Research Interests & Specializations: env. geography, spatial analysis, transportation planning
Previous Education: University of Texas at Austin, Master in Community/Regional/Environmental/Transportation Planning, 2010
Complutense University of Madrid, Master in Latin American Studies, 2007


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


deborah hann

Deborah Hann
Office: ELA 393
Phone: 512.245.0325
Email: dh1365@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: geographic education, teacher preparation, geography and literature, children's geography, curriculum
Previous Education: California State University, Long Beach, Master of Arts - Geography, 2008
California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts, Geography and English Education, 1996


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
 


yan lin

Yan Lin
Office: ELA 390
Phone: 512.245.1939
Email: yl1028@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: gis application in environment, public health
Previous Education:  Central South University, Master of Science, 2009
Hunan Normal University, Bachelor of Science, GIS, 2006


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


adam matthews

Adam Matthews
Office: ELA 395
Phone: 512.245.0327
Email: am1991@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: GPS, GIS, remote sensing, applications, vineyard site location and analysis
Previous Education: Binghamton University (SUNY), Master of Arts, Geography, 2010
SUNY Cortland, Bachelor of Science, Geographic Information Sciences, 2007


caroline mcclure

Caroline McClure
Office: ELA 392
Phone: 512.245.1934
Email: chm22@txstate.edu
Research and Specializations: geographic education
Previous Education: University of Wyoming, Master of Arts, Geography, 2012
Georgia State University, Master of Education, 2008
University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts, Geography/History minor, 2005


monica medel-valdivia

Monica Medel
Office: ELA 390
Phone: 512.245.1939
Email: mcm169@txstate.edu
Research 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


matt melancon

Matt Melancon
Office: ELA 389
Phone: 512.245.1935
Email: mm1087@txstate.edu
Research and Specializations: climatology, geomorphology, biogeography
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2009
Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2003


matt patton

Matt Patton
Office:  ELA 399
Phone:  512.245.0341
Email:   mp1493@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: cartography, GIS, historical geography
Previous Education: Central Michigan University, Master of Science, Geographic Information Science, 2010
Ashland University, Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science, 2007


phillicia phillips

Phillicia Phillips
Office: ELA 325
Phone: 512.245.1333
Email: pp36575@txstate.edu
Research and Specializations: human environment interaction, crime mapping, GIScience, planning - conservation
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Geography, 2013
Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, Geography, 2009


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


mark rockeymoore

Mark Rockeymoore
Office: ELA 379
Phone: 512.245.5586
Email: mr1168@txstate.edu


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 and Specializations:  GIS
Previous Education:  Texas State University, Master of Science, GIS, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 2007
 


sara sobrino

Sara Sobrino
Office:  ELA 366
Phone:  512.245.3208
Email:   ss1907@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: impact of GMOs on environments political coalitions formed, environmental concerns/problems in response to
Previous Education:  Texas Woman's University, Master of Arts, Women's Studies, 2009


yasmin turk

Yasmin Turk
Office: ELA 392
Phone: 512.245.1934
Email:  y_t11@txstate.edu
Research and Specializations: environmental geography
Previous Education: Huston-Tillotson University, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2008
University of Texas at Austin, Masters, Global Policy Studies, 2011


david yelacic

David Yelacic
Office: ELA 374
Phone: 512.245.7809
Email: cy1006@txstate.edu
Research and Specializations: geomorphology, environmental change
Previous Education: Texas State University, Master of Science, Environmental Geography, 2010
Texas State University, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 2005


elyse zavar

Elyse Zavar
Office:  ELA 393
Phone:  512.245.0325
Email:   ez1027@txstate.edu
Research Interests and Specializations: hazards geography, environmental geography, climate change
Previous Education: UCLA, Master of Arts, Geography, 2010
The College of Wooster, Bachelor of Arts, Geology, 2007


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