Faculty and Staff Directory


David A. Howarth, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Geography and Geosciences
Meteorology, Climate Science, Statistics, Geographic Education; especially interested in short-term climate fluctuations and in the various aspects of the hydrologic cycle as manifested in precipitation variability
Room 227 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2693

Keith R. Mountain, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Geography and Geosciences
Climatology and Climate Change, Radiative and Surface Energy Balances, Statistical Analysis and Quantitative Methods, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Arctic and Alpine Environments, Geographic Education
Room 208 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2692

Christopher Andrew Day, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Geography and Geosciences
Climate Change, Land Cover Change, Hydrology/Water Resources, Mountain Environments
Room 211 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2703

Andrea Gaughan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Geography & Geosciences
Coupled Human-Environment Interactions, Land Change and Climate Variability, Population Distributions, Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
Room 213 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2697

Jafar Hadizadeh, Ph.D.
Professor of Geography and Geosciences
Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics with specific reference to Faulting and Fracturing Processes, Brittle-Ductile Transition in Rocks, and Frictional Sliding Microstructures in Fault Rocks
Room 212 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2691

Carol L. Hanchette, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences
Medical Geography, Environmental Justice, Health Disparities, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Globalization
Room 214 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2699

Priscilla McCutcheon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences
Human Geography, Food and Race
Room 226B Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-4320

Wei Song, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences
Location Analysis, Transportation Geography, Urban Crime Issues, Quantitative Methods, Geographic Information Systems Applications, Geography of China
Room 218 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2690

Forrest R. Stevens
Lecturer, Geography and Geosciences
Room 217 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2696

Margath Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences
Border Security and Drug Policy, Urban Geography, Cultural Production, Social Theory, Latin America; focusing on how regional identities and cultural practice work together to reconfigure place
Room 215 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2694

Haifeng (Charlie) Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences
Crime Mapping, Spatial Demography, Race/Ethnicity, Education Issues, GIS, Quantitative Methods
Room 216 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2695

  Jason Naylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Room 226A Lutz Hall

Phone: 852-5190



Donald J. Biddle, GISP
GIS Specialist
Room 220 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2702

Sahab Bolhari
Technology Specialist
Room 223 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-4106

Katrina Elliott, M.A.Ed
Academic Counselor, Anthropology and Geography/Geosciences
Room 205 Lutz Hall

Phone: 852-5575

Robert W. Forbes, GISP
Director, Center for GIS
Room 219 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2698

Sharon M. O'Bryan
Unit Business Manager
Room 210 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2739

Paula T. Huffman
Program Assistant Senior
Room 230 Lutz Hall
Phone: 852-2421


Faculty Emeritus

John L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Don E. Bierman, Ph.D.
Terra A. Clarke, Ph.D.
James E. Conkin, Ph.D.
K. Lal Gauri, Ph.D.
George A. Lager, Ph.D.
Clara A. Leuthart, Ph.D.
Dennis L. Spetz, Ed.D.