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 Teaching Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Marine and Coastal Sciences Building
Research Interests: coastal zone management including coastal storm vulnerability assessments, floodplain studies, sediment transport studies, beneficial use of dredged material assessments, and shore protection evaluations

Nate Gabriel

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Assistant Teaching Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty, contact-undergraduate
Lucy Stone Hall, room B246 | 848-445-4362
Research Interests: political ecology, urban space, the public sphere, automation, diverse economies, sustainability, parks and green space

D. Asher Ghertner (on leave AY 23-24)

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-238 | (848) 445 4129
Research Interests: Urban geography, development and displacement, political ecology, aesthetic politics, ethnography, postcolonialism, India

Robin Leichenko

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PROFESSOR
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall, room B265 | (848) 445-4056
Research Interests: economic geography and human dimensions of global environmental change.

Andrea Marston

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall, B-255 | (848) 445-2445
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, Graduate Faculty, contact-undergraduate
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-240 | (848) 445-4356
Research Interests: development geography, political ecology, human-environment relations, adaptation to climate change, vulnerability, livelihoods approaches, Tanzania

Priscilla Pinto Ferreira

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

Åsa Rennermalm

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

Kevon Rhiney (on leave AY 23-24)

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Associate Professor
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall, room B259 | (848) 445-4375
Research Interests: global change, rural agrarian livelihoods, biopolitics, political ecology, environmental justice, postcolonial thought, Caribbean region

J.T. Roane (on leave AY 23-24)

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Core Faculty
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 B230 | (848) 445-4741
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 AY 23-24)

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Assistant Teaching Professor
Core Faculty
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-244 | 848-445-4355
Research Interests: environmental governance, urban geography, inequality, displacement, political ecology, sustainability, biodiversity, oceanic and archipelagic geographies, China

Laura C. Schneider

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Professor & Graduate Program Director
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty, contact-graduate
Lucy Stone Hall Room B-234 | (848) 445-0071
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
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
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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