Departmental Faculty

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Kevin Anchukaitis


Chair, Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

  • Climatology and Paleoclimatology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Earth systems geography
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Jeffrey Banister

Director, Southwest Center

Associate Research Social Scientist

Research Professor

  • Political geography
  • Environmental history
  • Geography of Mexico and Latin America

Greg Barron-Gafford


Associate Director of the Community and School Garden Program

  • Climate variability & change
  • Water-energy-food nexus
  • Climate change adaptation
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Carl Bauer


  • Comparative & international water policy
  • Water rights in Chile
  • Hydropower & water/energy nexus in the Americas
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Laurel Bellante

Assistant Professor of Practice

Director, Food Studies Degree Program

Assistant Director, Center for Regional Food Studies

  • Political ecology
  • Critical food studies
  • Human dimensions of global environmental change
Stephano Bloch

Stefano Bloch

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

  • Cultural geography
  • Critical criminology
  • Ethnographic research and writing
Gary Christopherson

Gary Christopherson

Associate Professor of Practice

Director, Center for Applied Spatial Analysis

  • Geographic information systems and science
  • Near Eastern archeology
  • Spatial analysis
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Andrew Comrie

Director, School of Geography, Development & Environment


  • Climate and health/disease vectors
  • Climate variability of the Southwest
  • Higher education leadership & management

Andrew Curley

Assistant Professor

  • Indigenous/Decolonial Geographies
  • Political ecologies of water and hydrosocial natures
  • Critical development studies
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Tom Evans


  • Coupled human-natural systems
  • Environmental governance
  • Food and water security

Andrea K. Gerlak


  • Water governance and policy
  • Global environmental policy
  • Groundwater management
JP Jones III

John Paul Jones III

Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Professor of Geography

  • Social theory
  • History of geographic thought
  • Geographic methodology
Douglass Building, Room 200W
Jason Jurjevich

Jason Jurjevich

Associate Professor of Practice

  • Population geography
  • Migration and mobility
  • Urban geography

Mark Kear

Assistant Professor

  • Financial geography
  • Urban geography
  • Biopolitics
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Yoga Korgaonkar

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Urban hydrology
  • Green infrastructure
  • Hydrologic modeling
Diana Liverman

Diana Liverman

Regents' Professor

  • Climate impacts
  • Vulnerability and adaptation
  • Political economy and political ecology

Chris Lukinbeal


Director of GIST Programs

  • Cultural geography
  • Cartography
  • Visual culture
Sallie Marston

Sallie Marston


Director, Community and School Garden Program

Jennifer Mason

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Geovisual Analytics
  • Spatial Cognition
  • Uncertainty Visualization

Kiyomi Morino

Assistant Research Professor

Bannister 422
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Orhon Myadar

Associate Professor

  • Political geography
  • Critical Border Studies
  • Forced Displacement and Refugee Studies
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Lise Nelson

Associate Professor

  • Migration and citizenship
  • Feminist geography
  • Critical development studies

Elizabeth Oglesby

Associate Professor

  • Globalization and labor issues
  • Human rights
  • Central America
Marshall Bldg. room 286
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Dereka Rushbrook

Associate Professor of Practice

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Fernando Sanchez

Assistant Professor of Practice

Coordinator, MS-GIST & P-GIST

  • Spatial statistical methods
  • Geospatial technologies
  • GIS applications

Katherine Snyder


Director, Master's Program in Development Practice

Beth Tellman

Assistant Professor

  • Human-Environment interactions and global change
  • land use and flood risks
  • vulnerability
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Willem van Leeuwen

Professor, SGDE and SNRE

Director, Arizona Remote Sensing Center

Chair, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis GIDP

  • Remote sensing
  • Earth System Resources
  • Science and decision making
 Margaret Wilder

Margaret Wilder


School of Geography, Development & Environment (SGDE) and Center for Latin American Studies (LAS)

Affiliated Faculty, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Executive Committee, Arid Lands Resource Sciences (ALRS)

  • Critical human-environment
  • Political ecology
  • Water governance
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Connie Woodhouse


  • Climatology
  • Science and decision making
  • Water resources