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
Last
Name
Degree Program
Email 
Previous Institution
Advisor
Research Interests
Karla
Boza Carbonell
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
Balaji
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