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.
- Chair: Stuart Sweeney
- Vice Chair and Graduate Advisor: Alan Murray
- Undergraduate Advisors: Vena Chu
Visit the Undergraduate Advisors page for more details.
Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Human-Environment Relations
PhD: Brown University (Cognitive Science) 2012
spatial cognition; spatial neuroscience; navigation; cognition and behavior; perception and action
Office: Ellison Hall 5844
Telephone: (805) 699-6292
Fax: (805) 893-2578
Geographic Information Science
PhD, Stanford University (Geological and Environmental Sciences), 1999
Geostatistics and spatial analysis, stochastic environmental modeling, scale issues in spatial data integration
Office: Cyprus University of Technology