Timothy D. Baird Associate Professor Human/environment interactions, East Africa, information and communication technologies, sustainability.
John Boyer Senior Instructor World regions, viticulture, geography of wine, agricultural geography, educational technology.
Anamaria Bukvic Assistant Professor Climate change impacts, adaptation, and disaster risk reduction; population displacement, resettlement, and relocation; coastal hazards and disasters, transdisciplinary research
James B. Campbell Professor Remote sensing, soils and geomorphology, quantitative methods.
David Carroll Instructor Meteorology, forecasting, severe weather.
Laurence W. Carstensen Jr. Professor GIS, cartography, wireless telecommunications modeling, unmanned vehicle navigation, GIS uncertainty, spatial decision-support in GIS.
Thomas W. Crawford (Tom) Professor and Department Chair Geographic Information Science & Systems, Coastal Geography, Human-Environment Interactions, Hazards, Geospatial Health Applications.
Andrew W. Ellis Associate Professor Meteorology, hydroclimatology, drought, climate change, water resources.
Luke Juran Associate Professor Human Ecology of Water,  WASH & HWTS,  Hazards & Disasters,  Reconstruction,  Coastal Issues,  South Asia, Mixed Methods.
Lisa M. Kennedy Associate Professor Long-term environmental change, biogeography, vegetation dynamics, fire history and ecology, human-environment interactions, tropical America, Caribbean, Appalachians/US southeast. .
Korine N. Kolivras Associate Professor
Medical geography, climate and health, climatology.
Robert Oliver Associate Professor The Geography of the Modern City, Urban-Political Geography, Mega-Event Planning and Politics (Sport Development).
Thomas Pingel Associate Professor GIS, geovisualization, and geospatial programming.
Craig Ramseyer Assistant Professor Climate Modeling, Hydroclimatology, Tropical Climatology, Artificial neural network applications in the Atmospheric Sciences
Lynn M. Resler Associate Professor
Biogeography, alpine treeline, mountain environments, field methods, digital image analysis.
Santosh Rijal
Collegiate Assistant Professor 
Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Land condition disturbance, Ecosystem Services, Natural Resource Management.
Stewart Scales Instructor Cartography and Map Design, Appalachia, Virginia, Physical Geography, Pyrogeography & Fire Ecology
Yang Shao Associate Professor Remote sensing, GIS, land use and land cover change, watershed assessment and modeling.
Kenneth L. Stiles Instructor Intelligence Operations, Counterterrorism , Geospatial applications used in the Intelligence Community
Stephanie Zick Assistant Professor Tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, precipitation, numerical weather prediction, shape analysis

 

Maria Elisa Christie Director, Women and Gender in International Development, Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED)
Gender, Agriculture, and Development, Cultural and Political Ecology, Geography of Food, Cuisine, and Kitchenspace, Qualitative Research Methods, Participatory Mapping.
Randel L. Dymond Associate Professor
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Sustainable Land Development, Urban Stormwater Quality & Quantity, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Decision Support Systems, Watershed Management, Civil Infrastructure Systems, Land Use Change Impacts, and Visualization of Geospatial data.
Charles M. Good Emeritus Professor
Medical, Africa, Third World Development, Immigration.
Lawrence S. Grossman Emeritus Professor
Caribbean, development, political ecology, colonial environmental history.
Robert W. Morrill Emeritus Professor
Geographic education, North America, political.
Bonham C. Richardson Emeritus Professor
Historical, Caribbean, human ecology.
Joseph L. Scarpaci Emeritus Professor
Latin American Studies, International Development, Place Promotion, Heritage, International & social marketing.

 

Karen Bland kbland@vt.edu Administrative assistant.
Katherine Pritchard kpritcha@vt.edu
Instructional technical assistant for John Boyer.
Julie Burger jcburger@vt.edu Student Services Coordinator and Undergraduate Adviser.

 

 

 

First Name

Degree Program

Email 

Previous Institution

Advisor

Research Interests

Karla Boza Cabonell

M.S. 

karlabc@vt.edu

Manhattanville College

Luke Juran

Coffee, food systems, feminism, Latin America 

Ozzy Campos 

Ph.D.

aocampos@vt.edu

US Air Force Academy

Yang Shao

Remote sensing of conflict zones 

Sam Carani

M.S. 

scarani@vt.edu

Northern Illinois University

Thomas Pingel

Hazards, remote sensing, GEOINT, GIScience

Hudson Chase

M.S. 

hudson6@vt.edu

Radford University

Thomas Pingel

GEOINT, point cloud manipulation, geospatial ML

Peter Forister

M.S. 

phf25@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Lynn Resler

Local thunderstorms, biogeography 

Gretchen Goeke Dee

M.S. 

ggretch@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Lynn Resler

 

Jack Gonzales

M.S.

jgonzales@vt.edu

University of South Carolina

Thomas Pingel

Coastal hazards, geomorphology, photogrammetry, infrastructure, transportation

Ryley Harris

M.S.

rcharris@vt.edu

Radford University

Lisa Kennedy

Landscape dynamics, plant ecology, remote sensing, sUAS

Yong Huang

M.S. 

hyong92@vt.edu

China University of Geosciences

James Campbell

Remote sensing, urban sprawl, GIS

David Jensen

 
Ph.D.

ajdavid6@vt.edu

North Carolina State University

Lynn Resler

Cryosphere, polar environments, remote sensing

Jen Kern

M.S. 

jmkern@vt.edu

Appalachian State University

Luke Juran

Mountain and water geography

Scott Klopfer

Ph.D.

sklopfer@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Lynn Resler

Landscape ecology, wildlife habitat, natural resources management

Colleen Lewis

M.S.

lewiscp19@vt.edu

James Madison University

Thomas Pingel

 

Michael Marston

Ph.D. 

mlmarston@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Andrew Ellis

Hydroclimatology, preciptation intensity extremes

Molly McKnight

M.S. 

mxm@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Korine Kolivras

Medical geography, spatial data visualization, infectious diseases, computer science

Islam Md Sariful

Ph.D.

shariful@vt.edu

Kent State University

Tom Crawford 

Coastal hazards, remote sensing, food security, machine learning 

Allison Mitchell

M.S. 

malli98@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Anamaria Bukvic

Coastal geography, water resouces, disaster recovery/mitigation, floods

Lindsey Morrison

M.S. 

lpmorr13@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Stephanie Zick

Tropical cyclones, precipitation, flooding

Balaj Ramesh

M.S. 

balajiramesh@vt.edu

College of Engineering, Guindy

Korine Kolivras

Medical geography, epidemiology, remote sensing, data science 

Alexander Rosenman

M.S.

zaninatr@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Yang Shao

 

Diana Simpson

M.S.

dianaes4@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

   

Josh Starner

M.S. 

starner@vt.edu

Virginia Tech

Bill Carstensen

Network analysis route optimization 

Heng Wan

Ph.D.

heng@vt.edu

University of Connecticut

Yang Shao

Remote sensing, land use land cover change, hydrologic modeling

Eric West

M.S. 

ewest@vt.edu

Indiana University

Bill Carstensen

Movement/network analysis in GIS, recreation ecology, geography of cider and beer

Aaron Whittemore

M.S. 

awhitt19@vt.edu

UNC-Chapel Hill

Andrew Ellis

Water resources, drought, climate change, sustainability 

James Young

M.S.

jryoung3@vt.edu

Radford University

Thomas Pingel

Landslide detection algorithms

Holly Young

M.S. 

hollyyoung@vt.edu

University of Kentucky

Korine Kolivras

Hydrology, medical geography, infectious diseases, watershed epidemiology