Sara Baguskas

Baguskas, Sara

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.

Blecha, Jennifer

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

Blesius, Leonhard

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2002
Remote sensing of environment, landslide susceptibility analysis, geomorphological hazards, fluvial geomorphology, soils.

Tendai Chitewere

Chitewere, Tendai

Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY), 2006
Sustainable communities, green consumerism, urban agriculture, water resources, justice, environmental anthropology

Jerry Davis

Davis, Jerry

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1987
geomorphology, watersheds, GISci, spatial statistics, Python & R environmental data science, UAS remote sensing

Courtney Donovan

Donovan, Courtney

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

Guo, Qian

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1996
Regional geography, cultural geography, urban geography, economic geography

Henderson, Jason

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

Hines, Ellen

Ph.D., University of Victoria, 2002
Geographic information systems (GIS), community GIS, marine and coastal conservation, marine mammals, endangered species conservation

XiaoHang Liu

Liu, XiaoHang

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Urban remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis

Leora Nanus

Nanus, Leora

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008
Hydrology, water quality, environmental science, resource management, watershed biogeochemistry, ecohydrology, GIS & environmental modeling


Oliphant, Andrew

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

Wilkinson, Nancy

Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1983
Water resources, perception, environmental history

Faculty Emeriti

Roger Crawford

Crawford, Roger

Professor Emeritus

Patricia Foschi

Foschi, Patricia

Professor Emerita
Remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), quantitative methods

Barbara Holzman

Holzman, Barbara

Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Biogeography, resource management, environmental studies, vegetation change, disturbance recovery

Richard Hutton

Hutton, Richard

M.A., University of Canterbury, 1995

Max Kirkeberg when just hired, 1965

Kirkeberg, Max

Professor Emeritus
M.S. Geography, University of Wisconsin, 1959
Regional geography, cultural geography


Clark, Quentin

M.A., San Francisco State University, 2017
Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Invasive Species Ecology

Graydon Creed

Creed, Graydon

M.A., San Francisco State University, 2011
Anthropogenic Climate Change; Natural Hazards; Water Resources; Geomorphology

Pam Rittelmeyer

Rittelmeyer, Pam

Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2020

Marilyn Smulyan

Smulyan, Marilyn

M.A., San Francisco State University, 2012
Physical geography, landforms (especially glacial and fluvial systems), extreme environments, research methods, mapping, and GIS

Andrea Sproul

Sproul, Andrea

M.A., San Francisco State University, 2017

Adjunct Faculty

Kurt Menning

Menning, Kurt

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

Vance, Tiffany C.

Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2007
Geographic information systems (GIS), fisheries oceanography, history of science, scientific visualization, application of GIS to historiography