Geography

Stained glass from the Geography building at Clark

Program Faculty

Yuko Aoyama, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Associate Provost and Dean of Research
Economic/industrial geography, global economic change, technology and culture.
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Anthony Bebbington, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Higgins Professor of Environment and Society
Development geography, political ecology, social movements, natural resource extraction, agrarian change.
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Asha Best, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Urban geography, informality, mobilities, post-colonial and critical race theory
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Youjin Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Political economy of development, feminist and historical political ecology, food and agrarian studies, critical social/feminist theory, African studies, critical visual ethnography
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Mark Davidson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Urban politics, critical urban theory, gentrification, urban development, state restructuring
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J. Ronald Eastman, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Director, Clark Labs
Director of Clark Labs for Cartographic Technology and Geographic Analysis; Geographic information systems, remote sensing, and cartography
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Lyndon Estes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Global change, agricultural ecology, land change, conservation, earth observation, GIScience
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Karen Frey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Geography
Remote sensing, climate change, Arctic environments
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Dominik Kulakowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Geography; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Ecology and biogeography, Rocky Mountain forests, sub-alpine forests of Europe
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Deborah Martin, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Graduate School of Geography Program Coordinator, Urban Development and Social Change Concentration
Program Coordinator, Urban Development and Social Change Concentration
Urban geography, social movements (particularly neighborhood activism), place identity, local politics, legal geography, and qualitative methodologies.
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James McCarthy, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Political ecology, political economy, environmental politics, policy, and governance; social theory
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James T. Murphy, Ph.D
Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Adjunct Professor, International Development, Community and Environment Department
Editor-in-Chief, Economic Geography; Economic geography, technological change, sustainable development, developing economies
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Richard Peet, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Leo L. '36 and Joan Kraft Laskoff Professor of Economics, Technology and Environment
Political economy of development, social theory, marxist geography
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Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Geographic information science, quantitative environmental modeling, land change science, spatial statistics
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Samuel Ratick, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Professor, International Development, Community and Environment Department
Decision analysis in environmental assessment and management, spatial analysis, quantitative and dynamic modeling, environmental policy, coastal hazards from climate change, pollution prevention in companies, locating hazardous facilities
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John Rogan, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology; Program Coordinator, Masters of GIScience Program
Program Coordinator, Masters of GIScience Program
Landscape ecology, fire ecology, remote sensing, GIS
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Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Geography; Program Coordinator, Urban Development and Social Change Concentration
Program Coordinator, Global Environmental Studies Program
Institutional, ecological and spatial diversity of human-environment interactions in forest-agricultural mosaics (Mexico); urbanizing ecosystems (multiple sites in the U.S.); and coastal mangrove vulnerability to anthropogenic and climate change (Americas, S. Asia)
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Florencia Sangermano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Geography; Research Assistant Professor, Clark Labs
GIS, remote sensing, species distribution modeling, landscape ecology, conservation biology
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Christopher A. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Geography Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Program Chair, Environmental Science
Land surface hydrology; ecosystem ecology; hydroclimatic variability and change; global water and carbon cycles
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Adjunct Faculty

Ed Carr, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, International Development, Community and Environment Department; Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Livelihoods, International Development, Adaptation to Global Change, Vulnerability and Resilience, Food Security, Climate Services, Gender and Identity, Humanitarian Assistance
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Jacqueline Geoghegan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
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Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment; Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment Health applications of GIS and remote sensing; environmental justice and GIS; spatial statistics; urban applications of remote sensing; land-use change and environmental degradation
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Research Faculty

Jody Emel, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Resource/environmental geography, animal geographies, feminist/social theory
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Roger Kasperson, Ph.D.
Hazards, global change, environment and society
Tel: 1-508-751-4607
Email: rkasperson@clarku.edu


Visiting Faculty

Jessa Loomis, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Emeriti Faculty


Douglas Johnson, Ph.D.
Cultural geography, land degradation, animal agriculture and nomadic pastoralism
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Laurence Lewis, Ph.D.



Dianne Rocheleau, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, School of Geography
Environment and development, political ecology, forestry, agriculture and landscape change, with an emphasis on the role of gender, class and "popular" vs. "formal" science in resource allocation and land use.
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Henry J. Steward, Ph.D.


Distinguished University Professor Emerita/Emeritus

Susan Hanson, Ph.D.
Urban/social/economic geography, feminist geography
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Distinguished Research Professor

B. L. Turner, Ph.D.
Human-environment relationships, global change, third world agriculture
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