Faculty & Staff

AufseeserDena Aufseeser, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2012

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
Professor & Associate Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Watershed ecology, riparian ecosystems, ecosystem/landscape ecology, watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry



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



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



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



faganMatthew E. Fagan, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2014
Associate Professor
Causes and consequences of habitat fragmentation, landscape ecology, remote sensing and GIS, conservation biology, and sustainable land-use


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



Margaret B Holland, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Associate Professor
Human dimensions of environmental change; land tenure, environmental conservation and resource management, land use dynamics, rural livelihood strategies



David Lansing, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2009
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
rural livelihoods; political ecology; environmental governance; climate change policy




Dillon MahmoudiDillon Mahmoudi, Ph.D., Portland State University, 2017
Assistant Professor
Economic geography, critical GIS and counter-mapping, urban studies, labor markets, digital geography, youth & carceral geographies




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




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
Stream Ecology, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Consumer-Resource Dynamics, Food Webs



Yolanda Valencia,  Ph.D., University of Washington, 2019
Assistant Professor
Geographies of Latinx migration, Critical geographies of race, Latinx feminist methods and theory



Alan Yeakley1Alan Yeakley, Chair, 211-A Sondheim Hall, 410-455-3955, yeakley@umbc.edu
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1993

Ecosystem Ecology, Watershed Hydrology, with emphases on Urban Ecology and Riparian Ecosystems




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




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

Remembering Dr. Roger Dubois



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




Sandy Parker, Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1982
Environmental Conservation, Public Lands, Amazonia




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





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


Donna Dwayer
Administrative Assistant II
Office: 211 Sondheim Bldg.