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Kwngyul Choi standing against white background

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 662

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

Interests: Transportation Geography and Planning, Land Use Planning, Travel Behavior, Transit-oriented Development (TOD), Active Transportation, Emerging Mobility  

Degrees: Ph.D. Community and Regional Planning, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016; M.U.P. Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, 2011; B.S. Engineering (Geomatics), Inha University, 2005


President's Associates Presidential Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 566

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

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 558

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

Interests: Indigenous geographies; global South urbanism, socio-environmental movements; food sovereignty 

Degrees: Ph.D. Urban Studies, Portland State University; M.A. Latin American Studies, University of California Los Angeles; M.A. Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles; B.A. Development Studies, Latin American Studies, Brown University 

Travis Gliedt

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 542

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

Interests: Geographic Information Science; Spatial Optimization; Geospatial Data Science; Urban, Regional, and Natural Resource Planning and Development; Emergency Response; Infrastructure and Transportation Systems

Degrees: Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2019; M.A. Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, 2015; M.S. Remote Sensing & GIS, Peking University, 2013; B.S. Cartography and Geographical Information System, Wuhan University, 2010.

Professional headshot of Tim Filley

Professor, Director of Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 638

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

Interests: Critical Zone Science, Organic Geochemisty, Stable Isotope Geochemistry/biogeochemistry, Landscape to microscale soil organic matter dynamics

Degrees: Ph.D. Geochemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997; B.S. Chemistry, Loyola University of Chicago, 1990

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 Environmental Studies in Geography, University of Waterloo, 2005

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. in Geography, University of Delaware, 1994; M.A. in Geography, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1990; B.A. double major in Applied Mathematics and Geography, University of California, Berkeley, 1987

    

Associate Chair, Professor, Coordinator of the Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 510G

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

Associate Professor, Associate Research Director of the Data Science Institute for Societal Challenges

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 542

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

Interests: GIS, Geospatial Technologies, Data Analytics, Modeling and Simulation, Urbanization, Land Systems, Socio-Environmental Systems, Transboundary River Basins

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

    

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

Associate Professor, University Director South Central Climate Science Center

Office: Five Partners Place, Suite 2100

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

Interests: Climate Adaptation, 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

Research Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 562

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

Interests: Spatial Inequality; Geography of Well-being; Rural America; Natural Resources and the Environment; Water; Public Health

Degrees: Ph.D. Rural Sociology and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment, The Pennsylvania State University; M.S. Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University; B.S. Resource Conservation, University of Montana

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 658

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

Interests: Environmental justice, urban greening, climate adaptation, gentrification, critical urban geography, homelessness

Degrees: Ph.D. Recreation, Park and Tourism Management & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment, Penn State University (2020), M.S. Forest Resources, University of Georgia (2015), B.S. Psychology, University of Georgia (2012)

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

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

Associate Professor

Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, 510C

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

Associate 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

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


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

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. Quantitative Resource Management, University of Washington; B.A. Environmental Science, University of Virginia

Mike Wimberly

Assistant Professor

Office: Sarkey's Energy Center, 654
Email: anni.yang@ou.edu

Interests: Medical and Health Geography, Disease ecology, Infectious diseases, Movement ecology, Wildlife-livestock-human interface, Dynamic spatial simulation models, Network modeling, Wildlife Management and Conservation

Degrees: Ph.D. Geography, Minor in Numerical Epidemiology,  University of Florida, 2019; M.S. Geography, Michigan State University, 2016; B.S. Surveying and Mapping, Hohai University (China) 2014