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

Daniel Barone

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Associate Research Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Marine and Coastal Sciences Building
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

Priscilla Ferreira

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Assistant Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-236 | (848) 445-4376
priscilla.pferreira@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Afro-Latinx Geographies, Black solidarity economies, urban geography, Afro-Latina feminisms, and decolonial methodologies and pedagogical praxis.

Nate Gabriel

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Assistant Teaching Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-246 | 848-445-4362
nategab@geography.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political ecology, urban space, the public sphere, automation, diverse economies, sustainability, parks and green space

D. Asher Ghertner

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Associate Professor & Graduate Director
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-238 | (848) 445-4128
a.ghertner@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: urban geography, development and displacement, political ecology, aesthetic politics, ethnography, postcolonialism, India

Jenny Isaacs

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Lecturer
Core Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-218 | (848) 445-4341
jenny.isaacs@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: environmental geography - environmental humanities, conservation, critical animal studies, political ecology, decolonization, feminist methodologies, science and technology studies, island and archipelagic studies, sustainability, Western Atlantic / coastal ecologies

Robin Leichenko (on leave Fall 2022)

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PROFESSOR
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall, B-265 | (848) 445-4056
rleichen@geography.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: economic geography and human dimensions of global environmental change.

Andrea Marston (on leave AY2023)

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall, B-255 | (848) 445-2445
andrea.marston@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: environmental politics, postcolonial geographies, resource extraction, Science and Technology Studies, feminist geographies, Latin America

Paul O'Keefe

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Assistant Teaching Professor
Core Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-240 | (848) 445-4356
paul.okeefe@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: development geography, political ecology, human-environment relations, adaptation to climate change, vulnerability, livelihoods approaches, Tanzania

Åsa Rennermalm

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Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall, B214 | (848) 445-4731
asa.rennermalm@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: hydrology and glaciology of the Arctic region, and how contemporary climate change is transforming the Greenland ice sheet

Kevon Rhiney

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Associate Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall, B-259 | (848) 445-4375
kevon.rhiney@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: global change, rural agrarian livelihoods, biopolitics, political ecology, environmental justice, postcolonial thought, Caribbean region

J.T. Roane (on leave AY2023)

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Core Faculty
j.t.roane@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Black geographies, Black ecologies, Black Gender and Sexuality Studies, urban and rural geographies, African American and African Diaspora History, political ecology

David Robinson

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Distinguished Professor
NJ State Climatologist
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-230 | (848) 445-4741
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.

Jesse Rodenbiker (on leave AY2023)

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Assistant Teaching Professor
Core Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-244 | 848-445-4355
jesse.rodenbiker@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: environmental governance, urban geography, political ecology, sustainability, conservation, East Asia, China

Laura C. Schneider

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Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-234 | (848) 445-0071
laura.schneider@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: land systems science, tropical ecosystems, remote sensing, Latin America

Kevin St Martin

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Professor & Department Chair
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-232 | (848) 445-3634
kevin.st.martin@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: economic geography, diverse economies, political ecology, community and commons, critical cartographies, GIS

Teona Williams

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PRESIDENTIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (2022-2024)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (BEGINNING FALL 2024)
Core Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-253 | (848) 445-4286
teona.williams@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Black geographies, Black feminism, African American and environmental history, Black Ecologies, critical food studies, critical disaster studies, the Black South(s), and rural geographies
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