Faculty

Faculty are divided into two categories: Core and Graduate Faculty. Core faculty are central to the department. They teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate faculty may be based out of another department at Rutgers. They advise graduate students only. Graduate faculty includes the core faculty.

Core Faculty

Graduate Faculty

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Nate Gabriel
Assistant Teaching Professor
(Ph.D., Rutgers)
Phone: 848-445-4362
Email: nategab@geography.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political ecology, urban space, the public sphere, automation, diverse economies, sustainability, parks and green space
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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D. Asher Ghertner
Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)
Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-238
Phone: (848) 445-4128
Email: a.ghertner@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: urban geography, development and displacement, political ecology, aesthetic politics, ethnography, postcolonialism, India
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Robin Leichenko
Professor & Department Chair
(Ph.D., Penn State)
Phone: (848) 445-4056
Email: robin.leichenko@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: economic geography, climate & society, urban & regional vulnerability and resilience, equity & environmental justice, globalization
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Paul O'Keefe
Instructor & acting undergraduate program director
(Ph.D., West Virginia)
Phone: (848) 445-4356
Email: paul.okeefe@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: development geography, political ecology, human-environment relations, adaptation to climate change, vulnerability, livelihoods approaches, Tanzania
Core Faculty

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Åsa Rennermalm
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
(on sabbatical from 7/1/19–6/30/20); acting Undergrad Program Director is Paul O’Keefe.
(Ph.D., Princeton)
Office: Lucy Stone Hall, B214
Phone: (848) 445-4731
Email: asa.rennermalm@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: hydrology, climatology, Arctic region
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Kevon Rhiney
Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of the West Indies)
Office: Lucy Stone Hall, B-259
Phone: (848) 445-4375
Email: kevon.rhiney@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: global change, rural agrarian livelihoods, biopolitics, political ecology, environmental justice, postcolonial thought, Caribbean region
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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David Robinson
Distinguished Professor
NJ State Climatologist
(Ph.D., Columbia)
Phone: (848) 445-4741
Email: david.robinson@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: My research interests run the spatial gamut from global to local, with an underlying theme being the development of a better understanding of the climate system.
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Laura C. Schneider
Associate Professor & Graduate Director
(Ph.D., Clark)
Phone: (848) 445-0071
Email: laura.schneider@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: land change science, socio-ecological resilience, tropical forest regrowth, Latin America
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Kevin St Martin
Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Clark)
Phone: (848) 445-3634
Email: kstmarti@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: economic geography, diverse economies, political ecology, community and commons, critical cartographies, GIS
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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