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Faculty & Staff


AufseeserDena Aufseeser, Ph.D., University of Washington, 2012
Assistant Professor
Critical poverty studies, urban geography, international development, children’s geographies and children’s rights



Matthew E. Baker, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
Associate Professor
Watershed ecology, riparian ecosystems, ecosystem/landscape ecology, watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry



Sari J. Bennett, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1977
Clinical Associate Professor
Economic geography, geographic education



Dawn Biehler, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2007
Assistant Professor
Historical geography of public health in US cities, environmental justice, urban and feminist political ecology, housing, human-animal interactions



Suzanne Braunschweig, PhD.,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VATech) 1993
Science education, plant physiological ecology, shale barren endemic plantspecies, long term forest community dynamics



Erle C. Ellis, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1990
Associate Professor
Global ecology, landscape ecology, biogeochemistry, land-use change and sustainable land management



Jeffrey B. Halverson, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1995
Professor & Graduate Program Director
Severe Storms,  Meteorology & Climatology of the Mid-Atlantic Region



hollandMargaret B Holland, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Assistant Professor
Human dimensions of environmental change; relationships between livelihoods, land use dynamics, governance, conservation/development strategies; climate change vulnerability



David Lansing, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2009
Assistant Professor
rural livelihoods; political ecology; environmental governance; climate change policy




MillerAndrew J. Miller, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1983
Hydrology, geomorphology, water resources, urban environment




Eugene P. (Sandy) Parker, Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1982
Associate Professor & Chair
Environmental Conservation, Public Lands (State and Federal Parks and Forests), Amazonia



Joseph School, M.A., Temple University, 1983
Director of Cartographic Services Laboratory
Production cartography



studdsColin Studds, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
Assistant Professor
Animal Migration, Biogeography, Population Ecology, Quantitative Ecology




Christopher Swan, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2003
Associate Professor
Stream Ecology, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Consumer-Resource Dynamics, Food Webs



Junmei Tang, Ph.D., Texas State University-San Marcos, 2007
Assistant Professor
Geographic Information Systems; Remote sensing, urban landscape ecology, resource management, environmental modeling



Roger Dubois, Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin
Geomorphology, coastal morphology, fluvial morphology




Robert Earickson, Ph.D., University of Washington
Urban geography, the geography of disease, health care




Keith Harries, Ph.D., UCLA
Geographical aspects of social issues, geography of crime




Thomas D. Rabenhorst, M.A., University of Maryland College Park




Robin Schmidbauer
Office Supervisor III
Office: 211 Social Science Bldg.
Phone: 410-455-2002
Fax: 410-455-1056


pattyPatricia Bach
Administrative Assistant II
Sondheim 211
Phone: 410-455-2002
Fax: 410-455-1056