Faculty

David Braaten
Professor, Associate Director, CReSIS
785-864-3801
Lindley Hall, Room 413B

Atmospheric Science, remote sensing, climate change. Research on polar ice sheet characteristics and snow accumulation processes.

Professor, Director, Environmental Studies Program
785-864-5543
Lindley Hall, Room 223

Political ecology, biogeography, tropical environments, Latin America.  Research on issues of sustainability in the Amazon.

Nathaniel Brunsell
Professor, Chair, Geography
785-864-2021
Lindley Hall, Room 214A

Land-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing, micrometeorology.

So-Min Cheong
Associate Professor, Director, Center for East Asian Studies
785-864-1836
Lindley Hall, Room 221

Climate change adaptation, environmental disasters, coastal management, human-environment interaction.

Assistant Professor, Geography and African/African American Studies
785-864-5534
Lindley Hall, room 204

Migration and development, food security, urban poverty, informal sector, international development, Africa

Associate Professor, Director, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
785-864-3040
Lindley Hall, Room 413A

Political-­‐Social-­‐Cultural Geography, International Relations, Geographic and Social Theory

Egbert, Stephen
Professor
785-864-4252
Lindley Hall, Room 409

Remote sensing, GIS. Research in phenologically-based land cover mapping and change detection strategies using multi-temporal satellite imagery.

Herlihy, Peter
Professor
785-864-4292
Lindley Hall, Room 202

Cultural and historical geography, Latin America. Research on indigenous peoples, conservation, and participatory mapping in Central America.

Associate Professor
785-864-5542
Lindley Hall, Room 415A

Pedology, soil geomorphology, soil mineralogy. Research on soil-landscape relationships, biogeochemical cycling of desert soils, and pedogenic modeling.

Jay T. Johnson
Associate Professor
785-864-5547
Lindley Hall, Room 402

Cultural geography, comparative Indigenous Nations studies, post-colonialism.

Professor
785-864-5548
Lindley Hall, Room 419

Fluvial geomorphology, geoarchaeology, palynology. Research on historic and prehistoric changes in river systems and Late Quaternary environments.

Lei, Ting
Assistant Professor
Lindley Hall, Room 207
Xingong Li
Associate Professor
785-864-5545
Lindley Hall, Room 404

Geographic information science, spatial analysis.  Research on computational methods of analysis of spatial data.

David Mechem
Associate Professor
785-864-5707
Lindley Hall, Room 320B

My group and I conduct research on cloud microphysics and dynamics, mesoscale organization of cloud systems, and regional climate processes.

Yasuyuki Motoyama faculty photo
Assistant Professor
785-864-4738
Lindley Hall, room 417

Economic geography: innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional economic development.

Professor, Director, Center for Global and International Studies
785-864-2041
Lindley Hall, Room 213

Environmental geopolitics; resource, conflict, and identity themes in the South Caucasus; and issues of violence related to human trafficking and climate science.

David Rahn
Assistant Professor
785-864-6830
Lindley Hall, Room 201

Atmospheric science, mesoscale and synoptic meteorology. Research on coastal low-level jets, coastally trapped wind reversals, and the marine atmospheric boundary layer.

James Shortridge
Professor, Geography
785-864-5539
Lindley Hall, room 209

Cultural and historical geography, North America. Research on American regionalism and sense of place.

Assistant Professor
785-864-1176
Lindley Hall, Room 209

Tropical meteorology, climate variability and change, cloud physics and dynamics, mesoscale precipitating systems, radar and satellite meteorology, multi-scale interactions.

Pamela Sullilvan
Assistant Professor
785-864-6561
Lindley Hall, Room 420

As an ecohydrologist, I am interested in investigating the interactions between climate, vegetation and geology on freshwater resources over different temporal and spatial scales.

Donna Tucker
Associate Professor
785-864-4738
Lindley Hall, Room 417

Atmospheric science.  Research on numerical modeling and mesoscale precipitation systems.

Professor Cornelis (Kees) van der Veen
Professor, Geography
785-864-7725
Lindley Hall, room 203

Glaciology, ice-climate interactions, global environmental change.

Professor
Lindley Hall, Room 219C

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