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Simon BrewerSimon Brewer

Associate Professor

(Ph.D. Université d’Aix-Marseille I, 2002)

Past and present climate change, paleoecology, environmental modeling, data mining and analysis.

Andrea BrunelleAndrea Brunelle


(Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2002), 

RED Lab Director -- paleoecology, fire history, climate change.

Tim CollinsTim Collins


(Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2005), 

Director of Undergraduate Studies – human-environment interactions; vulnerability; hazards and disasters; environmental justice; health disparities; climate change, water, wildfire, and air pollution

Tom CovaTom Cova


(Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, 1999) 

Environmental hazards, emergency management, transportation, geographic information science

Philip DennisonPhilip Dennison


(Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, 2003)

Chair, and Director of URSA Lab  -- hyperspectral, multispectral, and lidar remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems, wildfire and firefighter safety, imaging spectroscopy

Rick ForsterRichard (Rick) Forster


(Ph.D. Cornell, 1997)

CSBS Associate Dean and Director of Snow and Ice Lab -- microwave remote sensing of the cryosphere, application of radar interferometry to studies of glaciers and ground displacement

Alex HohlAlexander Hohl

Assistant Professor

(Ph.D. UNC Charlotte, 2018)

Geographic data science, spatiotemporal computing, machine learning, spatial epidemiology

Andrew LinkeAndrew M. Linke

Assistant Professor

(Ph.D. University of Colorado-Boulder, 2013)

Political geography, political violence, Kenya, spatial statistics, GIS, climate change and conflict

Rich MedinaRichard Medina

Associate Professor

(Ph.D. University of Utah, 2009)

GIS, spatial analysis, geography of terrorism and insurgent activity, complex systems in social and geographic spaces

Kathleen NicollKathleen Nicoll

Associate Professor

(PhD. Arizona)

Geomorphology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, geoarchaeology, arid lands, petroleum geology

Mitch PowerMitchell J. Power

Associate Professor

(Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2006)

Curator of the Garrett Herbarium (Utah Museum of Natural History), and Power Paleoecology Lab Director -- vegetation history, historical biogeography, fire, paleoecology and paleoclimatology

Summer RupperSummer B. Rupper


(Ph.D. University of Washington, 2007)

Director of Graduate Studies. -- glaciology, climate change, modeling glacier mass balance, ice core analysis, glacier geomorphology. 

McKenzie SkilesMcKenzie Skiles

Assistant Professor

(Ph.D. University of California - Los Angeles, 2014)

Mountain hydrology, snow optics and remote sensing, radiative forcing by light absorbing particles in snow and ice, cryosphere-climate interaction.

Neng WanNeng Wan

Associate Professor

(Ph.D. Texas State University-San Marcos, 2011)

Director of the Utah Geo-Health Lab -- GIS and spatial methods in understanding and solving environmental health problems. Director of the MSGIS program.

Yehua Dennis WeiYehua Dennis Wei


(Ph.D. UCLA, 1998)

Economic/urban geography, global urban and regional development, regional science and spatial analysis, China

Last Updated: 3/26/21