urban geography

Dr. Gang Chen
• Associate Professor
Remote Sensing, Spatial Ecology, Human-Environment Interaction

Teaching and Research Interests Remote Sensing and GIScience Environmental Modeling GEOgraphic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) Machine Learning Landscape Ecology Read More

Dr. Sandra Clinton
• Research Associate Professor • GES Honors Director
Urban Stream Ecology, River Restoration, Molecular Methods in Freshwater Ecosystems

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Dr. Sara Gagné
• Department Chair • Associate Professor
Urban Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation
McEniry 314

Teaching and Research Interests Urban Ecology Landscape Ecology Effects of urbanization on biodiversity Read More

Dr. William (Bill) Graves
• Professor
Urban/Economic Change, Cluster Development, Sustainable Cities
McEniry 428

Teaching and Reasearch Interests Urban Change Sustainable Economic Systems Business Geographics Knowledge Industry and Economic Development Economic Change in the South

Dr. Colleen Hammelman
• Associate Professor • Geography MA Coordinator • CHARP Director
Urban Geography, Food Justice, Immigration

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Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover
• Assistant Professor
Green Infrastructure, Environmental Justice, Urban Planning, Socio-ecological Systems

Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover is an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in social-ecological urban systems. She employs a range of approaches and perspectives that include environmental justice, green infrastructure performance and urban planning, evaluating the impacts of green infrastructure planning when framed by race, justice and place-making. She is the founder of EcoGreenQueen LLC, a company dedicated to […]

Dr. Katherine Idziorek
• Assistant Professor
Community Resilience, Urban Heat Mitigation, Social Infrastructure, Urban Design, Transportation Equity

Katherine Idziorek, AICP, PhD, is a community-engaged researcher who examines the role of social networks and social infrastructure in community-scale resilience and disaster preparedness. Bridging the disciplines of hazard mitigation, urban geography, and urban planning, Katherine’s research explores the role of place-based resources in supporting community resilience and wellbeing.  Dr. Idziorek leads the Charlotte Heat […]

Dr. Isabelle Nilsson
• Associate Professor • Geography Ph.D. Director
Economic Geography, Transportation, Firm Location, Housing

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Dr. Jean-Claude Thill
• Knight Distinguished Professor
Transportation and Mobility Systems, Sustainable Urbanization, Trade Cities and Globalization, Geospatial Data Science

Teaching and Research Interests Sustainable Urbanization Transportation and Mobility Systems Geographic Information Science (GIS-T) Spatial Modeling Regional Science International Comparative Urbanization Read More

Dr. Michelle Zuñiga
• Assistant Professor
Neighborhood change, Latinx communities, Community Planning, Environmental Justice
McEniry 308

Michelle E. Zuñiga, AICP (she/her/ella) holds a PhD in Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy from the University of California, Irvine. Since 2012, Michelle has focused her research on Latinx communities particularly, low-income, immigrant communities and how they experience and respond to environmental injustice and threats of displacement. Michelle explores their perspectives and experiences in […]