Graduate 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

Gail M. Ashley
(Ph.D., British Columbia)
Phone: (848) 445-2221
Email: gmashley@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Quaternary, sedientology, glacial geomorphology, environmental planning
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James DeFilippis
(Ph.D. Rutgers)
Phone: (848) 932-5475 x734
Email: jdefilip@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: community development, housing policy and immigration and labor
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D. Asher Ghertner
Associate Professor
(Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley)
Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-238
Phone: (732) 445-4128
Email: a.ghertner@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: the politics of displacement, rule & resistance, urban geography, development, aesthetic politics, ethnography, India
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Michael R. Greenberg
(Ph.D. Columbia)
Phone: (848) 932-0387
Email: mrg@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: environmental health, mathematical models
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Heidi Hausermann
(Ph.D. University of Arizona)
Phone: (848) 932-9146
Email: heidi.hausermann@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political ecology, environmental governance, livelihoods, health, the political economy of land-use/cover change
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Melanie Hughes McDermott
(Ph.D., Berkeley)
Phone: (848) 932-9153
Email: mmcdermott@aesop.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political ecology, community-based resource management, urban forestry, Southeast Asia, US
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David Hughes
(Ph.D., Berkeley)
Phone: (848) 932-9153 x361
Email: dhughes@aesop.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political ecology, conservation, colonialism, Southern Africa, Trinidad, race and nature, white identity
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Robert Lake
(Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Phone: (848) 932-3133 x521
Email: rlake@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: community development, environmental politics, planning theory, locational conflict, urban and political geography
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Richard G. Jr. Lathrop
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Phone: (848) 932-1580
Email: lathrop@crssa.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Monitoring and modeling terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, landscape dynamics using remote sensing, geographic information systems.
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Robin Leichenko
Professor and Department Chair
(Ph.D., Penn State)
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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Bonnie McCay
(Ph.D, Columbia University)
Phone: (848) 932-9153x314
Email: mccay@aesop.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: common property and social theory, fisheries, conservation, North Atlantic
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Pam McElwee
(Ph.D. Yale University)
Phone: (848) 932-9209
Email: pamela.mcelwee@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political ecology, climate vulnerability, conservation, forests, gender, environmental justice, environmental conflict & security, Asia, Vietnam
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Kathe Newman
(Ph.D., Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York)
Phone: (848) 932-3822 x556
Email: knewman@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: urban politics, gentrification, affordable housing, predatory lending, power, race, class, and gender
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Karl F. Nordstrom
(Ph.D., Rutgers)
Phone: (848) 932-6555 x502
Email: nordstro@imcs.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Environmental management, restoration of landforms and habitats, geomorphology
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Karen M. O'Neill
(Ph.D., UCLA)
Phone: (848) 932-9208
Email: koneill@aesop.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: governance, water and land resources, policy history, flood control, resilience planning and policy
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Frank J. Popper
(Ph.D., Harvard)
Phone: (848) 932-4009 x689
Email: fpopper@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: land use and environmental policy, natural resources management, American regional development
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Edward Ramsamy
Phone: (848) 445-8072
Email: ramsamy@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: development, social theory, race, culture and identity, Southern Africa
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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)
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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Thomas Rudel
(Ph.D., Yale)
Phone: (848) 932-9169
Email: rudel@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Latin America, environment, development
Graduate Faculty

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Richard Schroeder (on sabbatical)
Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Arts and Sciences
Professor
(Ph.D., California-Berkeley)
Phone: (848) 445-4350
Email: rschroed@rutgers.edu
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

Curriculum Vita: Administrative | Academic

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Mi Shi
(Ph.D., Rutgers University)
Phone: (848) 932-2755
Email: mi.shih@ejb.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: land development and property rights; city redevelopment; social protests and citizenship in China
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Kevin St Martin
Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Clark)
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

Curriculum Vita

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