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Faculty

Simon BrewerSimon Brewer

Associate Professor

(PhD Université d’Aix-Marseille I, 2002)

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

Andrea BrunelleAndrea Brunelle

Professor

(PhD University of Oregon, 2002), 

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

Tim CollinsTim Collins

Professor

(PhD 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

Professor

(PhD UC Santa Barbara, 1999) 

Environmental hazards, emergency management, transportation, geographic information science

Philip DennisonPhilip Dennison

Professor

(PhD 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

Professor

(PhD 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

(PhD UNC Charlotte, 2018)

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

Andrew LinkeAndrew M. Linke

Assistant Professor

(PhD University of Colorado-Boulder, 2013)

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

Rich MedinaRichard Medina

Associate Professor

(PhD 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

Professor

(PhD 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

Professor

(PhD 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

(PhD 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

(PhD 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

Professor

(PhD UCLA, 1998)

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

Last Updated: 3/26/21