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Elizabeth S. Cordova
Program Coordinator
Email: elizabec@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7486
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S-433
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Michael Crimmins
Associate Professor and Climate Science Extension Specialist Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Email: crimmins@u.arizona.edu
TEL: 5206264244
Office: Shantz 522
Mike Crimmins is on the faculty of the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona and is a Climate Science Extension Specialist for Arizona Cooperative Extension. In this position he provides climate science support to resource managers across Arizona by...
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Arica Crootof
PhD Candidate
Email: acrootof@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570-DD
Arica Crootof is a human-environment geographer exploring the dynamic relationships among water resources, energy development, and food systems in the Himalayas. Arica draws on her interdisciplinary education – a B.A. in environmental science, a M.S. in hydrology and now a Ph.D. candidate in...
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James Cunningham
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Julia Davies
Email: juliadavies@email.arizona.edu
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Georgia Davis
Email: georgiac@email.arizona.edu
After 12 years in journalism as a documentary producer, network radio bureau chief, political reporter, and public television news director, I joined the School of Geography and Development to pursue a PhD in medical geography. My current scholarly work pulls from health geography, medical...
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Paula Decker
Lecturer
Email: paulad@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S552
Research interests: political ecology, science and technology studies, qualitative GIS, wildlife conservation
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Wayne Decker
Director, International Studies (Retired)
Email: wdecker@email.arizona.edu
I am Co-Director of the SGD-based Master’s of Development Practice (MDP) degree and Director of the Global Political Economy and Development (PED) B.S. Concentration within the Global Studies undergraduate degree. Both within and outside the University I am deeply involved with technical innovation...
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Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr.
Professor (tenure-track)
Email: vdelcasino@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6688
Office: Administration 401
Professor of Geography and Development; Interim Senior Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Student Success. He is part of the Dialogues in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography editorial boards and recently co-edited A Companion to Social Geography (Wiley-...
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Linda Dobbyn
Adjunct Instructor
Email: ldobbyn@email.arizona.edu
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Sapana Doshi
Associate Professor (tenure-track)
Email: sdoshi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8107
Office: ENR2 S422
I am an Associate Professor at the School of Geography and Development and a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. My work on urban social movements explores the nexus of cultural politics and political economy in cities of the Global South and traverses the fields of...
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Julie Edwards
M.A. Student, graduate student at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Email: julieedwards@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570
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Audra El Vilaly
Assistant Professor (career-track) and Assistant Director of the Master's in Development Practice Program
Email: audra@email.arizona.edu
My research interests include: Political ecology Political geography and state theory Climate and environmental change Critical development studies Emotional and affective geographies Theories of memory, modernity and post-colonialism Feminist geopolitics  Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East and North...
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Alison Elder
M.A. Student, Graduate Research Assistant
Email: alielde@email.arizona.edu
A first-year Geography MA student in the School of Geography and Development, my research interests include land and water rights in arid and semi-arid lands, groundwater management and transboundary waters, irrigation agriculture, green infrastructure, gender, health, and development studies. Most...
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Kacey Ernst
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division
Email: kernst@email.arizona.edu
Kacey C. Ernst, PhD MPH joined the faculty in 2008 as an infectious disease epidemiologist. Her primary projects examine the environmental determinants of vector-borne disease transmission and control; primarily dengue and malaria. Current research projects include an examination of insecticide...
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Tom Evans
Professor (tenure-track)
Email: tomevans@arizona.edu
Tom Evans is a new faculty member at SGD (January 2018). My current work focuses primarily on agricultural decision-making, food security and environmental governance but have had past projects related to deforestation/reforestation, urban ecosystems, community resilience. My work generally...
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Josh Farella
Email: farella1@email.arizona.edu
 Josh is a Master's Candidate in Geography with research appointment in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.
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Lauren Fritzsche
Email: fritzsche@email.arizona.edu
I am a PhD student in the School of Geography & Development. My research is primarily looks at refugee resettlement in the United States and seeks to understand how national refugee policies play out in local resettlement destinations and how local communities inform and shape resettlement...
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Oliver Froehling
Director of the UA summer program in Oaxaca and Director of SURCO Servicios Universitarios y Redes de Conocimientos en Oaxaca AC
Email: oliver.froehling@gmail.com
Oliver Froehling lives in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he co-founded SURCO(www.surcooaxaca.org), a center for autonomous education and local activism. His research interests-which are integrated into his practical activities at SURCO - include NGOs and neoliberal...
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Chris Fullerton
Email: cfullerton@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S470-CC
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Gregg Garfin
Assoc. Professor and Assoc. Extension Specialist, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Email: gmgarfin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-4372
Gregg Garfin works, as a climate extension specialist, to bridge the science-society interface in order to accelerate the transfer of  University of Arizona environmental and climate science findings and techniques to resource managers, planners, policy makers, and other decision-makers in the...
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Pradnya Garud
Email: pradnyagarud@email.arizona.edu
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Miriam Gay-Antaki
PhD Candidate
Email: mgayantaki@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 N592
I am a PhD candidate at the Universtiy of Arizona in the School of Geography and Development. My work focuses on human-environment relations, drawing from the frameworks of political ecology and feminist geography.  I use these frameworks to understand the ways in which societal structures shape...
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Andrea K. Gerlak
Associate Professor (tenure-track)
Email: agerlak@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1842
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S518
My research agenda examines the causes of—and innovative solutions to—some of our world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how we can better design institutions to promote adaptive, flexible policies to improve human and ecosystem well-being and produce...
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Lay James Gibson
University of Arizona Distinguished Outreach Professor, Emeritus
Email: ljgibson@comcast.net
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Fiona Gladstone
PhD Student, 2016-17 Fulbright Garcia Robles Scholar
Email: fgladstone@email.arizona.edu
I am a human-environment geographer and PhD candidate currently researching food system change in Oaxaca, Mexico. My dissertation analyzes the political economy and underlying narratives of contemporary government food assistance policy, its implications for local and regional provisioning networks...
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Christina Greene
Email: cgreene@email.arizona.edu
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Andrew Thomas Grogan
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Gökçe Günel
Assistant Professor
Email: ggunel@email.arizona.edu
Gökçe Günel is Assistant Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, and has affiliations with the School of Anthropology and the School of Geography and Development. Her first book ...
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Julian Hartman
I am interested in the way in which intersecting insitutions—educational, governmental, and business—create urban space that is legible to speculative investment, particularly in high technology. 
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