Faculty

Graduate Faculty

Gail M. Ashley
(Ph.D., British Columbia)
Phone: (848) 445-2221
Email: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto:dhughes@aesop.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political, ecology, conservation, colonialism, Southern Africa, race and nature, white identity
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Robert Lake
(Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Phone: (848) 932-3133 x521
Email: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto: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: mailto:ramsamy@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: development, social theory, race, culture and identity, Southern Africa
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David Robinson
Distinguished Professor
NJ State Climatologist
(Ph.D., Columbia)
Phone: (848) 445-4741
Email: mailto: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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Mi Shi
(Ph.D., Rutgers University)
Phone: (848) 932-2755
Email: mailto: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: mailto: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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David Tulloch
(Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison)
Phone: (848) 932-1581
Email: mailto:dtulloch@ocean.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: geo-spatial technologies, environmental and land use planning
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Lyna Wiggins
(Ph.D., UC Berkeley)
Phone: (848) 932-3133 x568
Email: mailto:lyna@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: GIS, planning methods, computer applications in planning
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Ming Xu
(Ph.D., UC Berkeley)
Phone: (848) 932-9211
Email: mailto:mingxu@crssa.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: climate and ecosystem interaction, climate change and ecosystem modeling
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