Faculty Listings


Sherburne Abbott

Sherburne Abbott
University Professor, Geography by Courtesy Appointment
M.F.S., Yale University
Climate change, energy, sustainability


Jacob Bendix
Associate Professor, Geography
Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1992
Biogeography, geomorphology, human impacts on environmental systems, media coverage of the environment

Peng Gao

Peng Gao
Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of Buffalo, State University of New York, 2003
Erosion and sediment transport in rivers and watersheds, 3D GIS design and analysis for urban environments

Timur Hammond

Timur Hammond
Assistant Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
Middle East, Turkey, cultural geography, urban geography, religion, identity

Matthew Huber

Matthew T. Huber
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph.D., Clark University, 2009
Political economy, historical geography, energy and capitalism, oil, resource governance and social theory

Natalie Koch

Natalie Koch
Associate Professor, Geography
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012
Political geography, nationalism, urban geography, Central Asian studies, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies


Susan W. S. Millar
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1995
Physical geography, periglacial geomorphology, arctic science, climate change


Mark Monmonier
Distinguished Professor of Geography
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1969
Geographic information (technology, policy, and societal role), history of cartography in the 20th century (esp. innovation and intellectual property), map design, environmental mapping


Anne E. Mosher
Associate Professor, Geography; Chair, Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 1989
Urban planning and geographies of infrastructure, crisis and disaster management, public scholarship and community engagement, digital humanities


Tom Perreault
Professor, Geography
Director of Graduate Studies, Geography
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2000
Political ecology; environmental and resource governance; agrarian political economy and rural livelihoods; indigeneity and indigenous politics; Latin America

Jane Read

Jane M. Read
Associate Professor, Geography
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Geography
Coordinator, Environmental and Society Minor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999
Geographic information systems and remote sensing, human-environment interactions, geohumanities, indigenous livelihoods, Latin America


David J. Robinson
Professor, Geography
DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography
Ph.D., London University, 1967
Latin America, historical geography, Spanish colonialism, development

Robinson, Jonnell

Jonnell A. Robinson
Assistant Professor, Geography
Director, Community Geography
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
Community geography, participatory geographic information systems (GIS)


Tod Rutherford
Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of Wales, Cardiff, 1992
Economic restructuring, labor and the automobile industry, labor market processes and policies, regional development


Farhana Sultana
Associate Professor, Geography
Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, PARCC (Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration)

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
Political ecology, environment and development, water governance, climate change, gender, South Asia


John Western
Professor, Geography
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
Social, cultural, urban geography; Southern Africa, Europe


Robert Wilson
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2003
Environmental history, historical geography, animals and society, climate-change history and politics, environmentalism


Jamie Winders
Professor and Chair, Geography
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004
Urban, cultural and social geography, race/ethnicity, gender, international migration, qualitative and historical research methods, new media, social reproduction

Affiliated Faculty

Anne Bellows

Anne Bellows
Graduate Program Director, Food Studies
Professor, Food Studies
Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
Assistant Professor, Food Studies
Chair, Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley
Race, labor, and immigration in the food system, agricultural politics and policy, sustainability studies, feminist methodologies

Sharon D. Moran
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, SUNY–ESF
Ph.D., Clark University, 2000
Environmental policy; human dimensions of water; political ecology; qualitative research methods; gender and nature; Central/Eastern Europe.

Theresa Selfa
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF
Ph.D. Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2001
Political sociology; environmental sociology; rural sociology; sociology of agriculture; sociology of development; qualitative methods; comparative-historical methods

John Stella
Associate Professor, Forest and Natural Resources Management, SUNY-ESF
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Riparian and stream ecology; plant ecohydrology and dendroecology; aridland and Mediterranean ecosystems; river corridor restoration

Evan Weissman

Evan Weissman
Assistant Professor, Food Studies
Ph.D., Geography, Syracuse University
Alternative Food Networks; Urban Agriculture; Political Economy of Agro-Food; Urban Political Ecology

Emeriti Faculty


Donald W. Meinig
Professor Emeritus, Geography
Maxwell Research Professor of Geography
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1953
Cultural and historical geography of North America


John Mercer
Professor Emeritus, Geography
Ph.D., McMaster University, 1971
Urban and political geography, housing, comparative studies


Don Mitchell
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Geography
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1992
Cultural, political economy of landscape, social theory, labor, geographies of power and marginalization, Marxism


James L. Newman
Professor Emeritus, Geography
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1968
Population and settlement geography, diet and nutrition, human geography of Africa, prehistory