Water, Energy and Food

Kevin Anchukaitis

Associate Professor

Chair, Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

  • Climatology and Paleoclimatology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Earth systems geography

Jeffrey Banister

Director, Southwest Center

Associate Research Social Scientist

Research Professor

Greg Barron-Gafford

Associate Professor

Associate Director of the Community and School Garden Program

  • Climate variability & change
  • Water-energy-food nexus
  • Climate change adaptation
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Stephanie Buechler

Associate Research Professor

  • Gender; development and environment
  • Urban sustainability
  • Water; energy and society
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Andrew Comrie


Associate Director

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

Assistant Professor

  • indigenous geography
  • resources and development
  • water rights and infrastructure
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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
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Yoga Korgaonkar

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Urban hydrology
  • Green infrastructure
  • Hydrologic modeling
Diana Liverman

Diana Liverman


Regents' Professor

  • Climate impacts
  • Vulnerability and adaptation
  • Political economy and political ecology
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Fernando Sanchez

Assistant Professor of Practice

Coordinator, MS-GIST & P-GIST

  • Spatial statistical methods
  • Geospatial technologies
  • GIS applications

Christopher Scott

Professor and University Distinguished Scholar

Director, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Director, CAZMEX Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments

  • Water-energy-food nexus
  • Resilience and adaptation
  • Water security

Katherine Snyder


Director, Master's Program in Development Practice

Beth Tellman

Assistant Professor (Starting in August 2021)

  • Human-Environment interactions and global change
  • land use and flood risks
  • vulnerability

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

Connie Woodhouse


  • Climatology
  • Science and decision making
  • Water resources