Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Jeffrey, ScottM.S., Louisiana State University. 
Research Interests:
 Physical geography

Steele, Christopher, UMBC Division of Professional Studies; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007.
Research interests: political geography, geopolitics, memorial landscapes, geographic thought.

Affiliated Faculty

Groffman, Peter, Intistute of Ecosystem Studies; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1984.
Research Interests: Environmental regulation of microbes, the role that microorganisms play in ecosystem functions related to nutrient cycling, water and air quality and soil carbon storage

Pickett, Steward T. A., Intistute of Ecosystem Studies; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana,  1977.  Research Interests: Urban ecosystems, function of landscape boundaries, and plant community succession

Pouyat, Richard V.,  U. S. Forest Service;Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1992.
Research Interests: Evaluating urban and suburban effects on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, Ecosystem responses to multiple environmental stressors, Watershed responses to urbanization


JCET Faculty

Campbell, Petya K. E., JCET; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire at Durham, 2000.
Research interest:
 Spectral analyses, using fluorescence and reflectance remote sensing, for vegetation monitoring and change/stress detection, based on the relationships among vegetation biophysical parameters and their spectral responses

Huemmrich, Karl Fred,  JCET; Ph.D. University of Maryland College Park, 1995. 
Research Interests: 
Using remote sensing to study ecosystem structure and function

Shuman, Christopher A., UMBC Joint Center for Earth Technology @ NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Cryospheric Sciences Branch, Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 1992.
Research Interests: Dr. Shuman has authored or co-authored research papers on ice elevation changes and glacier mass losses using altimetry in combination with other remote sensing in the Antarctica Peninsula, on the accuracy of  ICESat-1 data including monitoring sub-glacial lakes, on ongoing Greenland temperature records derived from in situ instruments, passive microwave data from SMMR and SSM/I and IR data from AVHRR and MODIS satellite sensors, as well as correlating those records through stratigraphic correlation with stable isotope ratio profiles in shallow snow layers.  He has worked extensively in Greenland (7 deployments) and Antarctica (6 field deployments plus more recent Operation Ice Bridge research flights from Punta Arenas, Chile).  He began his cryospheric career helping to date the GISP2 ice core.  He was the longest serving (surviving?) member of the Polar DAAC Advisory Group (PoDAG) but has also served on the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) advisory board and is currently on the Executive Committee of the Cryospheric Focus Group of AGU.

Tokay, Ali,   JCET; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1993.
Research Interests: Cloud and precipitation physics, severe storms

Turpie, Kevin R., JCET, Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2012.
Research Interests: Remote sensing of the ocean, coastal and inland waters, and wetlands to study ecosystem structure and change.