Faculty Members

Diana Liverman's picture
Diana Liverman
Director & Regents' Professor
Email: liverman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1652
Office: ENR2 S437
For more and updated information please see my webpage http://liverman.faculty.arizona.edu/ Diana's research has focused on the human dimensions of global environmental change and her main research interests include climate impacts, vulnerability...
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Kevin Anchukaitis
Associate Professor
Email: kanchukaitis@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8054
Office: ENR2 S514
I am a paleoclimatologist, dendrochronologist, and earth systems geographer specializing in the reconstruction and analysis of climate variability and change over the Common Era and the interaction between past climate and human society. My research uses an array of techniques to develop and...
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Keiron Bailey
Associate Professor
Email: kbailey@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-4096
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S522
Normative rhetorics of inclusion, participation, collaboration and transparency permeate institutional discourses but metrics and hard data on large-scale process performance are elusive. My research focuses on high performance participatory systems and the potential contribution of collaborative...
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Jeffrey Banister
Director (Southwest Center), Associate Research Social Scientist (continuing status), Editor, and Research Professor
Email: banister@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1031
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S425
Director, Associate Research Social Scientist, Associate Editor, and Associate Research Professor--Southwest Center, Journal of the Southwest, and the School of Geography and Development.
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Greg Barron-Gafford
Associate Professor & SGD Associate Director
Email: gregbg@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-548-0388
Office: ENR2 S513
Associate Professor; Biogeography and Ecosystem Science School of Geography and Development and with Biosphere 2, The University of Arizona
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Carl Bauer
Email: cjbauer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1917
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S525
Professor, School of Geography & Development Faculty Associate, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.  Affiliated Faculty, Arid Lands Resource Sciences;  Center for Latin American Studies;  College of Law;  Global Change;  Institute of the Environment;  School of Government & Public...
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Stefano Bloch
Assistant Professor - SGD and Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
Email: s.bloch@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3311
Office: ENR2 S-521
My book, Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA's Graffiti Subculture (University of Chicago Press) was published in November of 2019. For more information, visit the book's IG @goingallcity or website: https://www.goingallcity.com...
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Stephanie Buechler
Associate Research Professor (continuing status)
Email: buechler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5314
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S451
Dr. Stephanie Buechler My research focuses on natural resource use under changing environmental conditions in rural, peri-urban and urban settings. I have conducted research in Guanajuato, Sonora, Chihuahua and Zacatecas states in Mexico; the city of Tucson, border communities and rural Arizona;...
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Ben Champion
Assistant Professor of Practice (career-track)
Email: bchampion@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S534
My work for the last ten years has been as a practitioner focused on management and leadership strategies for improved environmental performance in the operations of large public universities.  This has included a variety of strategies for reducing carbon emissions, water and energy efficiency...
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Gary Christopherson
Associate Professor of Practice (career-track), SGD and Director, Center for Applied Spatial Analysis
Email: garych@casa.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6267
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S530
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Andrew Comrie
Professor and Associate Director
Email: comrie@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-4403
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S439
Professor, School of Geography & Development - interdisciplinary climate scientist and geographer Joint Appointments: Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, Public Health Graduate Interdisciplinary Program membership: Arid Lands Resource Sciences, Entomology & Insect Science, Global Change,...
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Tom Evans
Email: tomevans@arizona.edu
Tom Evans joined SGD faculty in January 2018. His current work focuses primarily on agricultural decision-making, food security and environmental governance but past projects related to deforestation/reforestation, urban ecosystems, community resilience. Much of his work involves the integration of...
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Andrea K. Gerlak
Associate Professor
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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John Paul Jones III
Professor and Dean
Email: jpjones@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1112
Professor of Geography and Don Bennett Moon Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Affiliated appointments: Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Department of Gender and Women's Studies; Director: Arizona in Oaxaca Study Abroad Program. Editor,...
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Jason Jurjevich
Associate Professor of Practice (career-track)
Email: jjason@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5798
Office: ENR2 S418
As a population geographer, my research interests are situated at the intersection of people and place, focusing on the socioeconomic, spatial, and political implications of demographic change. I have a particular interest in mobility and migration. Since 2010, my work has been cited in numerous...
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Mark Kear
Assistant Professor
Email: mkear@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1021
Office: ENR2 S515
My work explores the variegated landscape of post-credit-crunch experimentation in non-prime financial institutional development and subject formation through financial education and coaching. I use a variety of methods in my research including participant observation, and other qualitative...
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Yoga Korgaonkar
Assistant Professor of Practice (career-track)
Email: yoganandk@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8107
Office: ENR2 S422
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Chris Lukinbeal
Associate Professor, Director of GIST Programs
Email: chris.lukinbeal@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6181
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S507
Chris Lukinbeal is the founding Director of Geographic Information Systems Technology Programs at the University of Arizona and an Associate Professor of the School of Geography and Development. Dr. Lukinbeal earned his PhD in Geography from San Diego State...
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Sallie Marston
Professor and Director, UA Community and School Garden Program
Email: marston@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3903
FAX: 520-621-3903
Office: ENR2 S431
My work is located at the intersection of socio-spatial theory and politics. I am particularly interested in how different sites shape the production of subjectivities. At the empirical level I focus on everyday spaces—neighborhoods, streets, the home, the studio and the lab, the garden—and the “...
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Jennifer Mason
Assistant Professor of Practice (career-track)
Email: jennifermason@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S418
Assistant Professor of Practice (career-track) teaching in the online GIST program. I have focused my research on topics surrounding uncertainty visualization, spatial cognition, geovisualization, cartography, and geographic information science. In recent research, I take a cognitive approach...
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Orhon Myadar
Assistant Professor, Tucson Public Voices Fellow (2019-2020)
Email: orhon@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-0221
Office: ENR2 S519
As a political geographer, I study geographical implications of politics at various scales. I am especially interested in questions of power, ideology, mobility and identity within the context of shifting political landscapes. I study how borders of belonging or exclusion shift as political regimes...
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Lise Nelson
Associate Professor
Email: lknelson@email.arizona.edu
My research agenda examines labor, identity, and belonging in the context of neoliberal globalization. Of particular interest are the ways globalization impacts, and is contested by, less powerful groups whose experiences and opportunities are shaped by gender, race, class, and/or illegality (...
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Elizabeth Oglesby
Associate Professor
Email: eoglesby@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5799
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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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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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Christopher Scott
Professor and University Distinguished Scholar; Director, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Director, CAZMEX Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments
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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Katherine Snyder
Professor, SGD and Director, Master's Program in Development Practice
Email: katherineasnyder@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1585
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S423
My long-term work in East Africa has focused on how the ideology and practice of development shapes local life in rural communities.It has situated ethnographic attention to local dynamics within a broader political-economic context at national and global levels. My applied work in international...
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Lynn Staeheli
Email: lstaeheli@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7062
Office: ENR2 S517
My research is broadly located within the fields of urban, political and feminist geographies.  Substantively, my research explores big, contentious topics such as 'democracy', 'citizenship' and 'politics.'  More concretely, I have explored topics related to publicly accessible space, protest and...
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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
Profile of Willem J.D. van Leeuwen  (youtube) Produced by Ozlem Ayse Ozgur  Director Arizona Remote Sensing Center
  School of Natural Resources and the...
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Margaret Wilder
Associate Professor
Email: mwilder@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7231
Office: ENR2 S419
I am a human-environment geographer and political ecologist jointly-appointed in the School of Geography and Development and the Center for Latin American Studies. My main  research interests are in critical water governance, transboundary climate vulnerabiity and adaptation, water equity and...
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Connie Woodhouse
Email: conniew1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-0235
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S526
I am a Professor in the School of Geography and Development, with joint appointments in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and Geosciences, and faculty affiliations with Institute of the Environment, the Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and the Arid Lands Resource Sciences...
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