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)
  • 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 & Department Chair
  • (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
  • Instructor
  • (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, 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)
  • 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
  • Associate 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
  • Associate Professor
  • (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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  • Willie J. Wright
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  • (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, B-236
  • Phone: (848) 445-4376
  • Email: wright.w@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: Black Studies, Black Geographies, social movements, urban geography, place-making
  • Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

Curriculum Vitae