Faculty

Sara Baguskas
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. 2014 Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Terrestrial biogeography; Plant ecophysiology; Climate change; Coastal fog; Mediterranean ecosystems; Water resource management; Urban ecohydrology; Science education and outreach.
Jennifer Blecha
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
Food justice, urban agriculture, waste and waste prevention, public policy, critical animal geographies, feminist and critical race geographies,
Leonhard Blesius
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2002
Remote sensing of environment, landslide susceptibility analysis, geomorphological hazards, fluvial geomorphology, soils.
Tendai Chitewere
Professor, Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY), 2006
Sustainable communities, green consumerism, urban agriculture, water resources, justice, environmental anthropology
Jerry Davis
Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1987
geomorphology, watersheds, GISci, spatial statistics, Python & R environmental data science, UAS remote sensing
Courtney Donovan
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Washington, 2008
Politics of health and health care, health humanities, health disparities, visual methodologies, graphic narratives and comics, multimedia art
Qian Guo
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1996
Regional geography, cultural geography, urban geography, economic geography
Jason Henderson
Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2002
Urban Transportation in the US and Europe; Comparative Global Transport; Politics of Mobility; Bicycle and Car Politics; Public Transit; Parking; Energy and Climate impacts of Mobility and Transport; Car Free and Car Lite Cities
Ellen Hines
Professor, Ph.D., University of Victoria, 2002
Geographic information systems (GIS), community GIS, marine and coastal conservation, marine mammals, endangered species conservation
XiaoHang Liu
Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Urban remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis
Leora Nanus
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008
Hydrology, water quality, environmental science, resource management, watershed biogeochemistry, ecohydrology, GIS & environmental modeling
Andrew Oliphant
Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., University of Canterbury, 2002
Surface-atmosphere interactions, bioclimate and microclimate studies, surface energy, water and carbon budgets, urban climates and mountain meteorology
Nancy Wilkinson
Professor, Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1983
Water resources, perception, environmental history

Faculty Emeriti

Roger Crawford
Professor Emeritus
Patricia Foschi
Professor Emerita
Remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), quantitative methods
Barbara Holzman
Professor Emerita, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Biogeography, resource management, environmental studies, vegetation change, disturbance recovery
Max Kirkeberg when just hired, 1965
Professor Emeritus, M.S. Geography, University of Wisconsin, 1959
Regional geography, cultural geography

Lecturers

Quentin  Clark
Lecturer, M.A., San Francisco State University, 2017
Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Invasive Species Ecology
Graydon Creed
Lecturer, M.A., San Francisco State University, 2011
Anthropogenic Climate Change; Natural Hazards; Water Resources; Geomorphology
Faculty Placeholder
Lecturer , Public Affairs & Civic Eng, Geography & Environment
Pam Rittelmeyer
Lecturer, Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2020, M.A., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016, M.A., Geography, Cal State University Fullerton, 2011
Marilyn Smulyan
Lecturer, M.A., San Francisco State University, 2012
Physical geography, landforms (especially glacial and fluvial systems), extreme environments, research methods, mapping, and GIS
Andrea Sproul
Lecturer, M.A., San Francisco State University, 2017

Adjunct Faculty

Kurt Menning
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Landscape ecology, biogeography, interplay of topography and evolution, disturbance (fire) ecology, island biogeography, glaciated landscapes
Tiffany C. Vance
Adjunct Faculty, Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2007
Geographic information systems (GIS), fisheries oceanography, history of science, scientific visualization, application of GIS to historiography