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Paul C. Adams

Professor |
512-232-1599 |
CLA 3.410

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Place Images in the Media, Technologically-Mediated Gathering, Topologies of Communication, Geopolitical Discourses, Formation of Subjectivity

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Eugenio Arima

Associate Professor |
512-471-0714 |
RLP 3.416 (formerly CLA)

Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University

Interests: Human-environment interactions, land change science, GIS/Science, applied quantitative methods, Latin America.

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Timothy Beach

Professor - C. B. Smith, Sr., Centennial Chair |
(512) 232-2064 |
CLA 3.306

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Interests: Geoarchaeology, Soil Geomorphology, and Paleoenvironments of the Maya World and Mediterranean

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Kelley A. Crews

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor |
CLA 3.424

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Interests: Muddy Boots Remote Sensing, Land Change Science, & Healthy Socio-ecological Systems in Developing States

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William E. Doolittle

Professor - Erich W. Zimmermann Regents Professor in Geography |
CLA 3.704

Education: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

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Caroline Faria

Assistant Professor |
CLA 3.414

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, WA

Interests: Feminist political and economic geographies; feminist methodologies; Africa and the African diaspora

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Gregory W. Knapp

Associate Professor and Director, Sustainability Studies |
512.232.1588 |
RLP (CLA) 3.712

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

Interests: Adaptive dynamics, cultural landscapes, archaeology, and sustainability of Andean agriculture; regional identities, ethnogeography, linguistic geography and ethnic territoriality; mapping; modernization as contextualized in historical cultural ecology and feminist political ecology; history of geographic thought; Latin America.

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Edgardo M. Latrubesse

Professor - Raymond Dickson Centennial Professor |
CLA 3.418

Education: Ph.D., National University of San Luis, Argentina

Interests: Fluvial Geomorphology, Latin America, mega-geomorphology, paleogeography, river management

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Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach

Professor and Fellow of the C.B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in United States - Mexico Relations #2; Founding Director of the Water Quality and Environmental Hydrology Lab |
512-232-1583 |
CLA 3.702

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Interests: Geoarchaeology; Hydrology and Water Quality; Geomorphology; Spatial Statistics; Gender, Science, and Human Rights; Mesoamerica; Mediterranean and Near East; Iceland.

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Jennifer A. Miller

Associate Professor, Honors Advisor, Director of GIScience Center, Associated Faculty, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences |
512-232-1587 (prefer contact through email) |
CLA 3.428

Education: Ph.D., San Diego State University/UC-Santa Barbara

Interests: GIScience, Movement pattern analysis, Spatial statistics, Biogeography

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Carlos E. Ramos Scharrón

Assistant Professor |
512/232-2067 |
CLA 3.406

Education: Ph.D., Colorado State University

Interests: Hydro-geomorphology; terrestrial carbon and sediment budgets; watershed analyses; land use change

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Rebecca M. Torres

Associate Professor |
CLA 3.426

Education: Ph.D., University of California at Davis

Interests: Migration, Rural Development, Agriculture, Gender, Tourism, Activist Scholarship

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Kenneth R. Young

Professor |
512-232-8311 |
CLA 3.706

Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Interests: Biogeography; Landscape Ecology; Climate Change; Sustainability; Tropical Environments

Senior Lecturers

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Troy M. Kimmel Jr.

Senior Lecturer |
512-232-1590 |
CLA 3.412

Education: B.S., Texas A&M University

Interests: Broadcast meteorology; Severe/inclement weather forecasting; Aviation meteorology


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Erick Akins

Lecturer |

Interests: Non-Profit Management; Grant Research, Development and Writing; Grant Management; Policy Development and Community Development

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Kalli Doubleday

Lecturer |
RLP 3.708

Education: Ph.D., UT Austin

Interests: human geography, animal geographies, large carnivores, human-wildlife interactions/conflict, and park-people relationships

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Jules R. Elkins

Lecturer |

Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Rich Heyman

Lecturer |
CLA 3.404

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests: Cultural Geography, Urban Geography, Critical Theory and Marxism, History of Geography, Pedagogy, Public Space

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Donald J. Huebner


Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: American Southwest, Desert and Mountain Environments, Coastal Environments, Surveying, GIS

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Bella B. Jordan

Lecturer |
512-232-9127 |
Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, BUR 470

Education: Ph.D., UT Austin

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Thoralf Meyer

Lecturer |
CLA 3.402, also SAC 4.160

Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia

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Molly Polk

Associate Director of Sustainability Studies and Lecturer |
512-232-6892 |
CLA 3.430

Education: Ph.D. in Geography, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Land Change Science, Sustainability, Mountain Geography, Human Dimensions of Global Change, Landscape Ecology, Conservation

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Jayme Walenta

Lecturer |
CLA 3.422

Education: Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Interests: Economic Geography, Feminist Geography, Environment and Business Relations

Research Fellows

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Samia Aquino da Silva

Lab Tech II |
512-232-1596 |
CLA 3.510

Education: PhD, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brasil

Interests: Fluvial Geomorphology, Environmental Dynamics, Amazon Fluvial Basin

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Elisabeth K Butzer

Research Fellow

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David Guillet

Research Fellow

Education: Ph.D. Anthropolgy, University of Texas

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Blanca León

Research Fellow |
512-475-6159 |
Plant Resources Center, Main Building Rm 127, 110 Inner Campus Drive Stop F0404

Education: Ph.D., Aarhus University, Denmark

Interests: biogeography, plant conservation

Professor Emeriti

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Alfred W. Crosby Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Geography, History, and American Studies

Education: Ph.D., 1961, Boston University

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Robin Doughty

Professor Emeritus |
CLA 3.502

Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Interests: Cultural Geography; Environmental Resource Management; Landscape Ecology and Biogeography

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Robert Holz

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., 1963, Geography, Michigan State University

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Ian Manners

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Oxford University

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Francisco L. Pérez

Professor Emeritus, Soils Lab Director Emeritus |
512.232.1582 |
CLA 3.708

Education: Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

Interests: Mountain Geoecology, Geomorphology, Vegetation Ecology, Soils

Affiliate Faculty

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David Eaton

Faculty |
512.471.8972 |
SRH 3.204

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

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Steven D Hoelscher

Affiliated Faculty |
512-232-2567 |
BUR 430

Education: Ph.D., Geography, 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Naya Jones

Community-Based Researcher and Educator

Education: PhD, Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Critical food studies; children/youth geographies; black geographies; geographies of healing and trauma; environmental knowledge; community-based scholarship; critical pedagogy; arts-based methods; Black, Xicana, and indigenous feminisms; Black Diaspora (North and Latin America)

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Robert Lemon

Urban and Social Researcher

Education: MCRP, The Ohio State University; MLA, The University of California, Berkeley;, PhD, University of Texas at Austin (Geography)

Interests: Social Practices; Urban Landscape Representation; Streetscapes (Public and Semi-Public Spaces); Culinary Practices and the food system; Latino spaces

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Bjorn Sletto

Faculty |
512.471.5153 |
SUT 3.124B

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests: Geographic Information Systems, Latin American planning and development, participatory planning, environmental and social justice, social theory

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Peter Ward

Professor, Dept. of Sociology, LBJ School; C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair # 1 in US-Mexico Relations |
512.471-6302 |
RLP 3.730, SRH 3.228

Education: Ph.D., University of Liverpool

  • Department of Geography and the Environment

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street
    RLP building, main office- RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712