College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Research Interests

List of Core and Affiliated Program Faculty


Core Graduate Faculty

Dennis Dahms

Physical, Quaternary, Climate

Andrey Petrov,

Economic, GIS, Arctic

John DeGroote


Binqing Liang

Remote Sensing, GIS

David May, Physical, Geoarcheology, Rivers

Alex Oberle, Urban, GIS, Geography Education

J Henry Owusu, Economic, Cultural, Africa

Patrick Pease, Physical, Geomorphology

Tim Strauss, Economic, Transportation, GIS

Kay Weller, Geographic Education, Historical


Affiliated Graduate Faculty

 Maureen Clayton, Environmental, Water

Peter Berendzen, Biogeography

Mark Ecker, Spatial Statistics

Mogammad Iqbal, Environmental, Hydrology

Alan Czarnetzki, Meteorology, Air Quality

Marybeth Stalp, Gender, Culture

Brian Warby, International Development, Trade

 Christopher Larimer, Political behavior, Electoral

Benjamin Keith Crew, Criminology, Sociology of Law

Qingli Meng, Spatial Aspects of Corruption


Geography Concentration Areas and Active Faculty Research Projects:

--Physical Geography--
--Human Geography--
  • Arctic Social and Environmental Systems (Petrov)
  • Financial Institutions and Immigrant Integration (Oberle)
  • Geographies of Knowledge Economy and Creative Capital (Petrov)
  • Regional Development and Policy (Petrov, Strauss)
  • International Trade, Economy, and Development (Owusu)
  • Transportation (Strauss)
  • Historical and Cultural Geography of Cities (Oberle, Weller)
--Geography Education--
  • Geotechniques in Geography Education (Oberle)
  • Internationalizing Teacher Education (Oberle)
  • Geography Curriculum (Oberle, Weller)