Faculty Listings


Sherburne Abbott

Sherburne Abbott
University Professor, Geography by Courtesy Appointment
Director, Environment, Sustainability, and Policy ILM
M.F.S., Yale University
Climate change, energy, sustainability

Jacob Bendix

Jacob Bendix
Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1992
Biogeography, pyrogeography, geomorphology, human impacts on environmental systems, media coverage of the environment

Peng Gao

Peng Gao
Professor, Geography
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Geography
Coordinator, Environmental and Society Minor
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
Director of Graduate Studies, Geography
Ph.D., Clark University, 2009
Political economy, historical geography, energy and capitalism, climate politics, resource governance and social theory

Natalie Koch 2019

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

Mark Monmonier

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 Mosher

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

Arnisson Andre Ortega faculty

Arnisson Andre Ortega
Assistant Professor, Geography
Ph.D. Geography, University of Washington, Seattle
Community geography, Urban geography, Population Geography, Global south cities, Migration, Transnationalism, Suburbanization, Population, Socio-spatial theory, Decolonization, Quantitative Methods, Mixed-methods, Critical Demography, Counter-mapping

Tom Perreault

Tom Perreault
Professor and Chair, Geography
DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2000
political ecology; environmental justice; water governance; critical resource geography; mining and extractivism; rural livelihoods; agrarian political economy; indigeneity and indigenous politics; Latin America

Jane Read

Jane M. Read
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999
Geographic information systems and remote sensing, human-environment interactions, geohumanities, indigenous livelihoods, Latin America

Jonnell Robinson

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

Tod Rutherford

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

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, International development, water governance, climate change, gender, citizenship, human rights, South Asia

Robert Wilson

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

Jamie Winders
Professor, Geography
Director, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004

Affiliated Faculty

Anne Bellows

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

Tripti Bhattacharya

Tripti Bhattacharya
Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2016
Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, Tropical climate dynamics, Hydroclimate, Proxy reconstruction

Joshua Cousins

Joshua Cousins
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF
PhD, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan
Urban political ecology, Science and technology studies, Critical infrastructure studies, Water policy, planning, and governance, Energy, Urban sustainability, Political-industrial ecology, Climate change adaptation planning

Laura Anne Minkoff Zern

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
Assistant Professor, Food Studies
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, BerkeleyB.A., Sustainable Agriculture and Development, Cornell University 
Race, labor, and immigration in the food system; agricultural politics and policy; sustainability studies

Sharon Moran

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

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

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

Austin Zwick

Austin Zwick
Assistant Teaching Professor, Policy Studies
Assistant Director, Policy Studies
Director of Honors, Policy Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2018 
Regional planning, municipal public finance, quantitative methods, regional economic transformation brought about by technological change

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

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

Susan Millar

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

Don Mitchell

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

Jim Newman

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

David Robinson

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

John Western

John Western
Professor Emeritus, 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