Faculty


Faculty

Each faculty listing includes a quick summary of their education, areas of interest, and contact info. If available, their personal website is listed as well. Class notes and outlines may be on their personal website. For more information, see each faculty member’s department page by clicking on their name.

The department has 8 specific fields of strength:
Biogeosciences, Climate, Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Geographic Information Science, Human-Environment Relations, Ocean Processes, Remote Sensing, and Transportation.
Each field is covered by several faculty, plus affiliates, emeriti, and interdisciplinary units and cross-appointments. All faculty have expertise that transcend any single field, thus providing cohesive linkages.

Leila Carvalho

Leila Carvalho
Professor
Climate


PhD, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Meteorology) 1998
Regional and large-scale climate variability and modeling, global climate change, and scaling processes in geophysics

Website: http://clivac.eri.ucsb.edu
Email: leila@eri.ucsb.edu
Office: 6808 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-7351
Fax: (805)893-2578
Video: Leila Carvalho's Experience at UCSB
Susie Cassels
Susan Cassels
Assistant Professor
Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Human-Environment Relations


PhD: Princeton University (Demography) 2005
Epidemiology & Mathematical modeling; social network analysis; infectious disease epidemiology

Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~cassels/
Email: scassels@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5710 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)699-5268
Fax: (805)893-2578
Video: Susan Cassel's Experience at UCSB
Kelly Caylor
Kelly Caylor
Professor
Ecohydrology


PhD: University of Virginia (Environmental Sciences) 2003
Ecology and Hydrology of Drylands, Distributed Environmental Sensing & Sensor Development, Sub-Saharan Agriculture, Coupled Social-Environmental Systems

Email: caylor@ucsb.edu
Office: 6812 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 893-8446
Fax: (805) 893-2578
Oliver Chadwick

Oliver Chadwick
Professor
Biogeosciences


PhD, University of Arizona (Geology, emphasis on Soil Genesis and Quaternary Geology), 1985
Pedology, geomorphology, quaternary geology, soil-water-vegetation interaction and landscape relationships, and isotropic fractionations during soil evolution

Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/pedology/
Email: oac@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 4803 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)448-2564
Fax: (805)893-2578
Liz Chrastil
Liz Chrastil
Assistant Professor
Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Human-Environment Relations


PhD: Brown University (Cognitive Science) 2012
spatial cognition; spatial neuroscience; navigation; cognition and behavior; perception and action

Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~chrastil/
Email: liz.chrastil@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5806 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 699-6292
Fax: (805) 893-2578
Vena Chu
Vena Chu
Assistant Professor
Remote sensing, Cryosphere, Arctic climate change


PhD: UCLA, Geography, 2015
PhD focus: Remote sensing, Greenland ice sheet meltwater dynamics

Website: http://www.venachu.com
Email: venachu@ucsb.edu
Office: 4818 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 699-5170
Fax: (805) 893-2578
Richard Church
Richard Church
Professor
Geographic Information Science, Transportation


PhD, The Johns Hopkins University (Environmental Systems Engineering), 1974
Spatial optimization, natural resources management, operations research methods, GIS

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~forest/RLC/Index.html
Email: church@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5717 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)456-2832
Fax: (805)893-2578
Keith Clarke
Keith Clarke
Professor
Geographic Information Science


PhD, The University of Michigan (Analytical Cartography), 1982
Cartography and GIS

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~kclarke/
Email: kclarke@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 1720 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)456-2827
Fax: (805)893-2578
Timothy Devries
Timothy DeVries
Assistant Professor
Biogeosciences, Climate, Human-Environment Relations ocean circulation and biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, climate change, numerical modeling


PhD: University of California, Irvine (Earth System Science) 2010
Interactions between chemical, biological, and physical processes in the marine carbon cycle, and in feedbacks between these processes and the Earth's climate

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~devries
Email: tdevries@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 6804 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-5308
Fax: (805)893-2578
Qinghua Ding
Qinghua Ding
Assistant Professor
Climate


PhD: University of Hawaii (Meteorology) 2008
Climate Dynamics

Email: qinghua@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 6806 Ellison Hall
Phone: (805) 893-2309
Fax: (805) 893-2578
Kostas Goulias
Kostas Goulias
Professor
Geographic Information Science, Transportation



PhD, University of California Davis (Civil Engineering), 1991
Transportation Systems Modeling and Simulation - Travel Behavior - Transportation Planning - Sustainable Transportation - Geographic Information Science - Economic Geography - Survey Methods

Website: http://kgoulias.weebly.com
Email: goulias@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5706 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 284-1597
Fax: (805)893-2578
Janowicz Krzysztof
Krzysztof Janowicz
Associate Professor
Geographic Information Science



PhD from University of Muenster, Germany (Geographic Information Science), 2008
Geographic Information Science, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Web Science, Location-based Social Networks, Geographic Information Retrieval, Cyberinfrastructure, Sensor Web

Website:http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~jano
Email: jano@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 4830 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)880-2572
Fax: (805)893-2578
Charles Jones
Charles Jones
Associate Professor
Climate


PhD, UC Davis, (Land, Air, and Water Resources), 1994
Precipitation variability, extreme events, weather forecasts, predictability studies, regional modeling, monsoon systems, and climate change

Website: http://clivac.eri.ucsb.edu/
Email: cjones@eri.ucsb.edu
Office: 6810 Ellison Hall
Telephone: 805-893-5824
Fax: (805)893-2578
Video: Charles Jones Experience at UCSB
Jennifer King
Jennifer King
Professor
Biogeosciences



PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1999
Biogeochemistry, earth system science, global change, ecosystem ecology, plant-soil-atmosphere interactions

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~jyking/
Email: jyking@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5812 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-3663
Fax: (805)893-2578
Werner Kuhn
Werner Kuhn
Professor
Geographic Information Science


Dr.sc.techn., ETH Zurich (Surveying Engineering), 1995
Geographic Information Science, usability, semantics of spatial information, ontology of the environment, linked data, semantic reference systems

Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~kuhn/
Email: kuhn@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5707 Ellison Hall
Fax: (805)893-2578
Hugo Loaiciga
Hugo Loaiciga
Professor
Biogeosciences



PhD, University of California, Davis (Water Resources and Hydrology), 1986
Planning, design and analysis of water resources systems, and theory and computational aspects of surface and ground water hydrology

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~hugo/
Email: hugo@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 3626A Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)456-2848
Fax: (805)893-2578
David lopez-Carr
David Lopez-Carr
Professor
Human-Environment Relations



PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (Geography), 2002
Population (migration, fertility), health, environmental change, deforestation, rural development, Latin America

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~carr/
Email: david.lopez-carr@ucsb.edu
Office: 4836 ELLSN / 3212 PHELPS
Telephone: (805)456-2830
Fax: (805)893-2578
Joe McFadden
Joe McFadden
Associate Professor
Biogeosciences



PhD, University of California, Berkeley (Integrative Biology), 1998
Land-use and land-cover change, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, Earth system science, sustainability science, urban ecology

Email: mcfadden@ucsb.edu
Office: 5816 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-3663
Fax: (805)893-2578
Dan Montello
Dan Montello
Professor
Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Geographic Information Science, Human-Environment Relations


PhD, Arizona State University (Environmental Psychology), 1988
Spatial perception, cognition, and behavior; cognitive issues in cartography and GIS; spatial aspects of social behavior; environmental psychology and behavioral geography

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~montello/
Email: montello@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5711 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-8536
Fax: (805)893-2578
Alan Murray
Alan Murray
Professor
Geographic Information Science, Transportation


PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, (Geography), 1995
Location modeling, urban and regional planning, spatial optimization, sustainability

Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~amurray/
Email: amurray@ucsb.edu
Office: 5718 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)283-9907
Fax: (805)893-2578
Nick Nidzieko
Nick Nidzieko
Assistant Professor
PhD, Stanford University, (Environmental Fluid Mechanics) 2009


Email: nidzieko@ucsb.edu
Office: 5830 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 893-5674
Fax: (805) 893-2578
Dar Roberts
Dar Roberts
Professor
Biogeosciences, Remote Sensing


PhD, University of Washington (Geological Sciences), 1991
Remote sensing of vegetation, geology, ecology, and ecophysiology

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ucsbviperlab/
Email: dar@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 3611A Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)316-5102
Fax: (805)893-2578
David Siegel
David Siegel
Professor
Biogeosciences, Ocean Processes, Remote Sensing



PhD, University of Southern California (Geological Sciences with specialty in Ocean Physics), 1988
Interdisciplinary oceanography investigating physical, biological, optical and biogeochemical couplings on micro to ocean basin scales. Specifically, satellite ocean color remote sensing and optical oceanography, scale interaction in ecological and population systems, role of radiative exchange in air-sea interactions, and data information systems

Website: http://www.icess.ucsb.edu/~davey/
Email: davey@eri.ucsb.edu
Office: 5844 / 6844 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-4547
Fax: (805)893-2578
Stuart Sweeney
Stuart Sweeney
Professor
Human-Environment Relations



PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (City and Regional Planning), 1999
Applied statistics and spatial analysis, research methodology, demography, economic geography, and development studies.

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~sweeney/
Email: sweeney@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5809 Ellison Hall/ 2204 NH
Telephone: (805)880-3547
Fax: (805)893-2578
Libe Washburn
Libe Washburn
Professor
Ocean Processes



PhD, University of California, San Diego (Engineering Sciences and Fluid Mechanics), 1982

Coastal circulation, mesoscale processes, air-sea interaction, and interdisciplinary oceanography

Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~washburn/
Email: washburn@eri.ucsb.edu
Office: 5818 ELLSN / 4306 MSRB
Telephone: (805)893-7367
Fax: 805-893-2578