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David Plane
Professor (tenure-track)
Email: plane@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1738
FAX: (520) 621-2889
Office: ENR2 S429
My research focuses on population geography and regional science, U.S. migration and settlement patterns, the role of the life course in affecting mobility, and methods for modeling activity patterns and temporal change in spatial interaction systems.  I have served as President and Chair of the...
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Anne Ranek
Adjunct Instructor
Email: ranek@email.arizona.edu
Interests: Cultural, Political and Feminist Geography, Identity, Youth, Europe
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Richard Reeves
Professor Emeritus
Email: reeves@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1652
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Bokjin Roh
PhD Student
Email: bjroh@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-EE
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Dereka Rushbrook
Associate Professor (career-track)
Email: dereka@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-9820
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S426
Associate Professor.  Undergraduate Advising.  Internship Coordinator for SGD.  Director, Contemporary Cuba: Collective Visions (Summer Study Abroad). Teaching:  Population Geography, Geography and Social and Environmental Justice, Geographies of Beer, Sports Geographies, Sustainable Development,...
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Thomas Saarinen
Professor Emeritus
Email: saarinen@email.arizona.edu
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Katherine G. Sammler
Assistant Professor
Email: ksammler@gmail.com
Assistant professor in the department of Global Studies & Maritime Affairs, California State University Maritime in Vallejo, CA.
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Fernando Sanchez
Assistant Professor of Practice (career-track), MS-GIST Online Coordinator
Email: fernandosanchez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7004
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S533
I am a quantitative researcher and educator with research experience in both STEM and the social sciences. My professional career centers around data analytics and has evolved in the context of three major fields: palaeoecology, anthropology, and environmental management, with technical expertise...
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Michelle Schatz
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Edella Schlager
Professor, School of Government and Public Policy
Email: schlager@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 339
My research focuses on comparative institutional analyses of water laws, policies, property rights, and compacts in the western US. I am particularly interested in the design and performance of polycentric systems of water governance and how well such systems of water governance adapt to changing...
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Emilie Schur
M.A. Student/ Graduate Research Assistant
Email: schur@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 N527
I am a second year human-environment geographer interested in groundwater governance, political ecology, and Latin America. This summer I conducted my thesis research on the US-Mexico border. I assessed water security in two, rural communities who are mutually dependent on a transboundary aquifer...
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Christopher Scott
Professor (tenure-track), Geography & Development; Director and Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; University Distinguished Scholar
Email: cascott@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8473
Office: ENR2 S421
Themes: resilience, adaptation, water-energy-food security nexus, governance, rivers, irrigation, groundwater, reuse, hydropower. Focus: India, Nepal, Mex., Latin Am., Ariz.; multi-lingual.
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Laura Sharp
Ph.D. Candidate, Teaching Associate
Email: laurasharp@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570-BB
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Ian Shaw
Postdoctoral Research Associate-University of Glasgow
Email: Ian.Shaw.2@glasgow.ac.uk
My research interests span three main areas: (1) ontology and politics – especially as read through the philosophy of Alain Badiou and Graham Harman; (2) the intersections between politics and popular culture, notably in video games; (3) the spatialities and politics of U.S.-led drone warfare...
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Paul Sheppard
Associate Professor- UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Email: sheppard@ltrr.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6474
Office: West Stadium 105c1
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Noah Silber-Coats
Email: nsilbercoats@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-CC
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Nik Smilovsky
MS-GIST Adjunct Instructor
Email: nsmilovsky@email.arizona.edu
Nik is both a graduate of and an instructor in the MAS-GIS program at ASU.  He is currently a PhD student at Grand Canyon University pursuing studies in Psychology with the integration of technology & cognition.   He is also employed as the Mapping Division Supervisor at RDO Integrated Controls...
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Raymond Smith
Assistant Director, Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Program
Email: raymondsmith@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1030
Office: ENR2 S452
  Raymond Smith,  Ph.D., LL.M., joined the Master's of Development Practice Program (MDP) in 018 as its Assistant Director after spending more than 20 years in New York City, where he was on the adjunct political science faculties at Columbia and NYU. He continues to be an adjunct associate...
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Shelby Smith
PhD Candidate
Email: shelbys@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570-BB
social, political, feminist and urban geography, socio-spatial theory, critical race theory, immigrant communities, the politics of belonging
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Katherine Snyder
Director, Master's Program in Development Practice and Associate Professor (tenure-track)
Email: katherineasnyder@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1585
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S423
I began my career focusing on how ideas about development shape everyday life in rural Tanzania. As Tanzania underwent the transformation from a one-party state to a multi-party democracy, I looked at how these political shifts affected social change in rural communities and in national narratives...
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Valente Soto
PhD Candidate
Email: valente@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S595-DD
I am interested in state theory, emotional geographies, violence and trauma. More specifically, my work examines what are the effects and means by which professionals—psychologists, social workers, and journalists—who witness or indirectly experience the outcomes of drug-related violence perceive...
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Tom Stieve
Email: tomthirteen@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S570-CC
I am majoring in Critical Human Geography and Technology & Methodology.  I am interested in sense of place, landscape interpretation, media geography, GIS and all forms of methodology (quantitative and qualitative).  My area of research is Europe.  I also enjoy foreign langauges.  For my...
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Matthew Stuart
Email: mes23@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S554
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Zachary Sugg
Email: zsugg@email.arizona.edu
I am a water resource geographer interested generally in groundwater governance, especially in the western U.S.
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Thomas Sullivan
PhD. Student; Senior Coordinator - Student Programs, The Honors College
Email: tmsulliv@email.arizona.edu
Office: Slonaker House 107

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Leland Sutter
PhD Geography Student
Email: lelandsutter@email.arizona.edu
Office: BSW 133
My research lies at the nexus of soil and plant relationships, starting at the organismal scale, then applying those relationships to large landscapes. More specifically, I am interested in semi-arid and arid lands, with a focus on soil-plant water and carbon movement. Interdisciplinary questions...
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Tom Swetnam
Regents' Professor- UA laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Email: tswetnam@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2112
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Will Tintor
PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Email: wtintor@email.arizona.edu
Will Tintor is a Ph.D student in the School of Geography and Development and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. His research focuses on the reconstruction of past hydrologic systems using tree-ring records and the application of this paleoclimate knowledge to better inform our modern water...
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Nathan Treacy
I am an MA student in Geography broadly interested in political geography, peace & conflict studies, and transitional justice. My research focuses on how protracted displacement and post-conflict resettlement and transition programs inform political organizing and mobilization.
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Willem van Leeuwen
Professor SGD and SNRE; Director Arizona Remote Sensing Center; Chair Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis GIDP
Email: leeuw@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520 626 0058
FAX: 520-621-3816
Office: ENR2 N410
Director Arizona Remote Sensing Center
  Professor:
  School of Natural Resources and the Environment 
  School of Geography and Development
Chair Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Graduate Interdisciplinary Program ENR2 N410
The University of Arizona
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