Core 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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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 & acting undergraduate program director
(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
(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)
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 & Graduate Director
(Ph.D., Clark)
Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-234
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)
Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-232
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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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