Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment (GISDE)

Faculty

Ronald Eastman

Ronald Eastman, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography

Research Interests/Specialization:GIS, remote sensing, cartography

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    Alex Gardner, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Research Interests/Specialization:Climate-Cryosphere Interaction; Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice; Global and Polar Climate Change; Arctic Climatology; Snow & Ice Reflectance; Sea Level Rise; Earth-System Modeling;

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  • Robert Gilmore Pontius, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Geography

    Research Interests/Specialization:Geographic Information Science (GIS), Quantitative Environmental Modeling, Coupled Human and Natural Systems, Land Change Science, Spatial Statistics

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  • Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

    Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment
    Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment

    Research Interests/Specialization:

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  • John Rogan, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Geography

    Research Interests/Specialization: GIS, landscape ecology, land cover change monitoring, fire

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  • Jie Tian, Ph.D.

    Jie Tian, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment

    Research Interests/Specialization: Geographic Information Science and Systems, Spatial-temporal Analysis, Land use and land cover classification, Climate and global change, Remote Sensing and Image Processing, Spatial Epidemiology and Public Health, Environmental Health and Air Quality, Geocomputation and Open Source GIS

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    Karen Frey, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, School of Geography

    Dominik Kulakowski, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, School of Geography
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

    Colin Polsky, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, School of Geography; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Active Pedagogy

    Samuel Ratick, Ph.D.
    Professor, School of Geography
    Professor, International Development, Community and Environment Department

    Christopher A. Williams, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Geography
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

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    [ Spotlight Profile ]

    Claire Brill (GISDE ‘08) is now the GIS analyst for the City of Worcester. While a student in the GISDE program, she won second place at the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Student Paper Competition for her project Using GIS to Contrast Perceived Versus Preferred Priorities for Brownfield Redevelopment in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    The paper, which came about through her involvement with the City of Worcester’s Mayor’s Brownfields Roundtable, compares the perceived priorities of decision-makers with the stated desires of stakeholders concerning brownfield redevelopment in Worcester. 

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