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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

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., University of Delaware, 1994

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, 534

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

Interests: urban sustainability, urban governance, climate politics, political ecology, renewable energy, environmental justice, policy mobility, critical theory

Degrees: PhD (2016) Urban Studies, Portland State University; MS (2010) Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; BS (2009) Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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

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

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, Director of Graduate Studies

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