Faculty Members

Lynn Staeheli's picture
Lynn Staeheli
SGD Director
Email: lstaeheli@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7062
Office: ENR2 S437
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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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
Associate Research Social Scientist, Editor, and Research Professor
Email: banister@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1031
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S425
Associate Research Social Scientist; Associate Editor; 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 & Associate Director
Email: gregbg@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-548-0388
Office: ENR2 S439
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 - School of Geography + Development and Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
Email: s.bloch@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3311
Office: ENR2 S-521
I am a cultural and urban geographer who conducts research on transgressive subcultures, criminality, policing, neighborhood change and race, with expertise in the history and theorization of graffiti as a socio-spatial practice and the use of ethnographic and autoethnographic research methods. I...
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Stephanie Buechler
Assistant Research Professor
Email: buechler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5314
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S451
My research focuses on natural resource use under changing environmental conditions in rural, peri-urban and urban settings.  I have examined climate change adaptation and how this is linked with water and agriculture.  I have also been conducting research on food deserts and the role of community...
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Ben Champion
Assistant Professor of Practice
Email: bchampion@email.arizona.edu
Office: ENR2 S534
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Gary Christopherson
Associate Professor of Practice, School of Geography and Development 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
Email: comrie@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-4403
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S531
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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Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr.'s picture
Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr.
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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Sapana Doshi
Associate Professor
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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Audra El Vilaly
Assistant Professor 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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Tom Evans
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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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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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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Diana Liverman
Regents' Professor
Email: liverman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1652
Office: ENR2 S517
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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Chris Lukinbeal
Associate Professor, Director of GIST Programs
Email: chris.lukinbeal@arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6181
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S507
My research investigates the intersection of cultural geography with cartography, landscape, media, and visual culture.  I am a founding editor for the book series Media Geography at Mainz and an Associate Editor for the journal...
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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 space, or sites, are bound up in and shape the production of subjectivities, bodies, practices and discourses. At the empirical level I focus on everyday life and the seemingly mundane...
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Orhon Myadar
Assistant Professor
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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Elizabeth Oglesby
Associate Professor
Email: eoglesby@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5799
FAX: 520-621-5799
Office: ENR2 S539
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Tracey Osborne
Associate Professor
Email: tosborne@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5798
FAX: 520-621-2889
Office: ENR2 S527
My research is broadly concerned with the commodification of nature through environmental markets. More specifically, I draw on political ecology, agrarian studies and critical development to investigate the ways in which carbon markets and payments for environmental services intersect with...
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David Plane
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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Dereka Rushbrook's picture
Dereka Rushbrook
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, 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, 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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Katherine Snyder
Director, Master's Program in Development Practice and Associate Professor
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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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
  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
Tucson, AZ 85721...
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