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 School Garden Workshop

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

Director, School of Geography, Development and Environment


  • 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
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Stefano Bloch

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies, School of Geography, Development & Environment

Faculty, Graduate Program in Social, Cultural & Critical Theory

2021 Early Career Scholar / 2021 College Teaching Award

Trial Expert & Court Testimony: neighborhoods, gangs, graffiti, crime, identity

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

Gary Christopherson

Associate Professor of Practice

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


Chief Academic Officer, Arizona Board of Regents

  • Climate and health/disease vectors
  • Climate variability of the Southwest
  • Higher education leadership & management
ENR2 S531

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, International Education, Arizona International

Professor of Geography

  • Social theory
  • History of geographic thought
  • Geographic methodology
University Services Building, Room 322
Jason R. Jurjevich

Jason R. Jurjevich

Assistant Professor

  • 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

  • GIS
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Urban hydrology
Diana Liverman

Diana Liverman

Regents' Professor Emerita

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

Chris Lukinbeal


Director of GIST Programs

  • Cartographic Humanism and GeoHumanities

Jennifer Mason

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Geovisual Analytics
  • Spatial Cognition
  • Uncertainty Visualization
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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

Katherine Snyder


Director, Master's Program in Development Practice

  • Political ecology
  • Agrarian Studies
  • Gender and Development
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Yining Tan

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Human geography
  • Urban geography
  • Migration and mobility

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
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Margaret Wilder

Professor, 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

Connie Woodhouse

Regents Professor

  • Climatology
  • Science and decision making
  • Water resources
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Adriana Zuniga-Teran

Assistant Professor

  • Green infrastructure and environmental justice
  • Urban design and resilience
  • Water security