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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  • Daniel Barone
  • Associate Research Professor
  • (Ph.D., Rutgers University)
  • Email: daniel.barone@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: coastal zone management including coastal storm vulnerability assessments, FEMA floodplain studies, sediment transport studies, beneficial use of dredged material assessments, and shore protection evaluations
  • Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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  • Priscilla Ferreira
  • Assistant Professor (start date 9/1/21)
  • (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room TBD
  • Phone: (848) 445-4376
  • Email: priscilla.fer@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: Afro-Latinx Geographies, Black solidarity economies, urban geography, Afro-Latina feminisms, and decolonial methodologies and pedagogical praxis.
  • Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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  • Nate Gabriel
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • (Ph.D., Rutgers University)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-246
  • 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 & Graduate Director
  • (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
  • (Ph.D., Penn State)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-265
  • 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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  • Andrea Marston
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  • (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, B-255
  • Phone: (848) 445-2445
  • Email: andrea.marston@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: environmental politics, postcolonial geographies, resource extraction, Science and Technology Studies, feminist geographies, Latin America
  • Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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  • Paul O'Keefe
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • (Ph.D., West Virginia)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-240
  • 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

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Åsa Rennermalm
  • Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
  • (Ph.D., Princeton)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, B214
  • Phone: (848) 445-4731
  • Email: asa.rennermalm@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: hydrology and glaciology of the Arctic region, and how contemporary climate change is transforming the Greenland ice sheet
  • 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)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-230
  • 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
  • Professor
  • (Ph.D., Clark)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-234
  • Phone: (848) 445-0071
  • Email: laura.schneider@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: land systems science, tropical ecosystems, remote sensing, Latin America
  • Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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  • Kevin St Martin
  • Professor & Department Chair
  • (Ph.D., Clark)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-232
  • Phone: (848) 445-3634
  • Email: kevin.st.martin@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: economic geography, diverse economies, political ecology, community and commons, critical cartographies, GIS
  • Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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