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Kirsten de Beurs

Kirsten De Baurs

Chair, President's Associates Presidential Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 510G

Phone: (405) 325-9129
E-mail: kdebeurs@ou.edu

Interests: Remote Sensing, Land Change Analysis, Urban Change, Drylands

Degrees: Ph.D. Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2005; M.S.(2000) and B.S. (1996) in Agricultural System Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Travis Gliedt

Travis Gliedt

Associate Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 658

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: tgliedt@ou.edu

Interests: Environmental Economic Geography, Strategic Green Decisions in Organizations, Green Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development, Energy Systems and Sustainability

Degrees: Ph.D. Geography, University of Waterloo, 2012; Masters of Applied Environmental Studies in Local Economic Development, University of Waterloo, 2006; Bachelor of Envrionmental Studies in Geography, University of Waterloo, 2005

Scott Greene

Scott Greene

Associate Chair, Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 510C

Phone: (405) 325-4319
E-mail: jgreene@ou.edu

Interests: Applied Climatology, Renewable Energy, Oklahoma

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1994

Bruce Hoagland

Bruce Hoagland

Professor, Coordinator of the Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 646

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: bhoagland@ou.edu

Interests: Plant Biogeography, Vegetation Classification, Floristic Analysis

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1995; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 1990; B.A., University of Louisville, 1986

Jennifer Koch

Jennifer Koch

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 542

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: jakoch@ou.edu

Interests: Land-use and Land-cover Change, Integrated Modeling, Coupled Human and Natural systems, GIS

Degrees: Ph.D. Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Kassel Germany, 2010; Diplom (Univ.), Geoecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 2005

Mary Lawhon

Mary Lawhon

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 514

Phone: (405) 325-5325

Email: marylawhon@ou.edu

Interests: Political Ecology, Africa; Urban Infrastructure; Socio-Technical Transitions; Waste; Human-Environment Relationships

Degrees: Ph.D. (2011) Geography, Clark University; Master of Environment and Development (2004) University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; B.A. (2003) Environmental Studies, University of Kansas.

Rebecca Loraamm

Rebecca Loraamm

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 674

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: rloraamm@ou.edu

Interests: Geographic Information Science,Time Geography, Location Modeling, Suitability Modeling, Network Analysis, Road Ecology, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Animal Movement, Landscape Ecology

Degrees: Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida, 2015; M.S. Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida, 2011;  B.S. Biology, Florida Southern College, 2009

Renee McPherson

Renee McPherson

Associate Professor, University Co-Director South Central Climate Science Center

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 630

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: renee@ou.edu

Interests: Physical & Applied Climatology, Climate Variability & Change, Land-Air-Vegetation Interactions, Climate Observing Systems

Degrees: Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2003; M.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1991; B.S. Mathematics and Meteorology with Honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1987

Mark Meo

Mark Meo

Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 618

Phone: (405) 325-2272
E-mail: mmeo@ou.edu

Interests: Sustainability Science and Policy, Climate Adaptation, Renewable Energy

Degrees: Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Policy Analysis, University of California, Davis, 1983; M.S. Marine Sciences, Louisiana State University, 1974; B.A. Biology, Northeastern University, 1971

Hernan Moreno

Hernan Moreno

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 662

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: moreno@ou.edu

Interests: Watershed Processes, Hydrologic Modeling, Flood Forecasting, Hydrologic Effects of Land Cover and Climate Change, Remote Sensing and Hydrology 

Degrees: Ph.D. Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University, 2012; M.S. Water Resources Engineering, National University of Colombia, 2005; B.Eng. Civil Engineering, National University of Colombia, 2002

Thomas Neeson

Thomas Neeson

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 538

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: neeson@ou.edu

Interests: Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology, Freshwater Ecosystems, Simulation and Modeling, Statistics

Degrees: Ph.D. Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 2010; M.A. Statistics, University of Michigan, 2009; M.S. Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 2005; B.S. Geological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 2003

Joseph Pierce

JosephPierce

Assistant Professor (also appointed in Regional and City Planning)

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 638

Phone: (405) 325-5325

E-mail: jpierce@ou.edu

Interests: Urban Geography, Environmental Politics, Housing, Micropolitics, Place and Place-making, Urban Political theory, Sustainability.

Degrees: Ph.D. (2011) and M.A. (2010) Geography, Clark University; M.A. (2007) Interdisciplinary Urban Studies, New York University; B.A. (2000) Liberal Arts, Hampshire College.

Darren Purcell

Darren Purcell

Associate Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 654

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: dpurcell@ou.edu

Interests: Popular Geopolitics, Political Geography, Media and Communications Geographies, Humor, Digital Humanities

Degrees: Ph.D. Geography, Florida State University; M.A. Geography, University of Kentucky; B.A.Geography (International Studies Concentration), University of Kentucky

Robert Rundstrom

Robert Rundstrom

Associate Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 614

Phone: (405) 325-8966
E-mail: rrundstrom@ou.edu

Interests: Historical and Cultural Geography, Maps, Geohumanities, U.S., American Indians

Degrees: Ph.D. Geography, University of Kansas, 1987; M.A. Geography, California State University - Northridge, 1980; A.B. Geography, University of California - Berkeley, 1975

Mark Shafer

Mark Shafer

Assistant Professor, Associate State Climatologist, Oklahoma Climatological Survery

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 542

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: mshafer@ou.edu

Interests: Natural Hazards, Climate Services, Climate Adaptation, Policy

Degrees: Ph.D. Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 2005; M.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 1990; B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

Laurel Smith

Laurel Smith

Associate Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 530

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: laurel@ou.edu

Interests: Geopolitics of Knowledge, Representation, and Indigeneity; Geohumanities; Visual and Mediated Geographies; Cultural Politics of Development in Latin America

Degrees: Ph.D. Geography, University of Kentucky; M.A. History of Science, University of Oklahoma; B.A. History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jeff Widener

DGES

Associate Professor, Director of Center for Spatial Analysis

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 676

Phone: (405) 325-5325
Email: jwidener@ou.edu

Interests: American West, Cartography and Data Visualization, Historical and Cultural Geography, Geospatial Technologies and Society, GIS, Geography, and Sustainability Education; Place Attachment; Resilience Thinking; Rural Geography

Degrees:  Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma, 2015; M.A. History, University of Central Oklahoma, 2010; B.A. Geography (minor in Humanities) and B.A. History, University of Central Oklahoma, 2008

Mike Wimberly

Mike Wimberly

Professor

Office: Sarkey's Energy Center, 634
Email: mcwimberly@ou.edu

Interests: Disease Ecology, Public Health, Land Use and Land Cover Change, Remote Sensing, Ecological Modelling

Degrees: Ph.D. Forest Ecology, Oregon State University; M.S. Quantititative Resource Management, University of Washington; B.A. Environmental Science, University of Virginia

Jadwiga (Jad) Ziolkowska

Jadwiga Ziolkowska

Associate Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 650

Phone: (405) 325-5325
E-mail: jziolkowska@ou.edu

Interests: Environmental Economics, Natural Resource and Agricultural Economics, Water and Energy Economics, Desalination, Biofuels and Renewable Energy

Degrees: Habilitation, Humboldt University of Berlin (2013); Ph.D., Humboldt University of Berlin (2007); M.S., University of Rzeszow, Poland (2004)