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Faculty

Name Title Specialty Campus
Akiwumi, Fenda Professor & Director, Institute on Black Life Resource Development, Conservation and Policy, Sustainability Tampa
Alsharif, Kamal Associate Professor & Undergraduate Director for Geography, Environmental Science & Policy Water Resources Management and Policy, Environmental Policy, Sustainability Tampa
Atlas, Zachary Research Assistant Professor & Manager, USF Center for Geochemical Analysis General Geochemistry, Volcanic Geochemistry, Igneous Petrology, Mineralogy, Mass and Optical Spectroscopy Tampa
Bosman, Martin Associate Professor Geography Tampa
Braunmiller, Jochen Research Assistant Professor

Seismology

Tampa

Cavello, Seth Instructor Human Geography Tampa
Charbonnier, Sylvain Associate Professor Volcanology Tampa
Collins, Jennifer Professor

Climatology

Tampa

Connor, Charles Professor Physical Volcanology and Geophysics Tampa
Dixon, Barnali Professor, Executive Director, iCAR, & Director, Geospatial Analytics Lab (G-SAL) GIS, Geocomputation, Integrated Water Resources Modeling and Coastal Resilience St. Petersburg
Dixon, Timothy Distinguished University Professor & Director, USF Natural Hazards Network Geodesy Tampa
Downs Firat, Joni Professor & Director, School of Geosciences Geographic Information Science, Movement Ecology, Epidemiology, Urban Wildlife Tampa
Elshorbany, Yasin Assistant Professor Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate St. Petersburg
Germa, Aurélie Assistant Professor Volcanology Tampa
Gulley, Jason Associate Professor Geomorphology in Carbonate Terrains; Karst Hydrogeology; and Glaciology Tampa
Herbert, Gregory Associate Professor Paleobiology, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Marine Science Tampa
Ivey, James Instructor I Marine/Estuarine Ecology, Ocean Color Remote Sensing St. Petersburg
Jin, He Instructor I GIScience, Obesity, Food Environment, Health Geography, Big Data, Urban Planning, Spatial Data Mining, Spatial Statistics, and Geovisualization Tampa
Johns, Rebecca Associate Professor Society-Nature Relationships, Environmental Citizenship, Environmental Education, Community-Based Climate Resilience St. Petersburg
Juster, Thomas Instructor II Hydrogeology Tampa
Kruse, Sarah Professor Near-Surface and Environmental Geophysics Tampa
Landry, Shawn Research Associate Professor & Director, USF Water Institute Environmental Geography, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Analysis, GIS/GPS, Decision Support Systems Tampa
Malservisi, Rocco Associate Professor & Graduate Director of Geology Geodesy Tampa
Mbatu, Richard Associate Professor & Associate Chair Political Ecology, Political Economy of Natural Resources, Global Conservation, Sustainable Development, Climate Change St. Petersburg
McIlrath, Judy Instructor III Geoscience Education; Intro to Physical Geology Coordinator; Graduate Success Coordinator Tampa
McNutt, Stephen Professor Volcano Seismology, Infrasound, Lightning Tampa
Meindl, Christopher Associate Professor & Director, Florida Studies Program Water Resources, Wetlands, Springs, Water and Environmental Management, Natural Hazards, Environmental Historical Geography, Neoliberalism, Florida St. Petersburg
Menicucci, Anthony Research Associate & Manager, USF Stable Isotope Lab Isotope Geochemistry, Deep Time Tampa
Mizak, Connie Instructor III Environmental & Occupational Health and Environmental Science & Policy Tampa
Njoh, Ambe Professor The Urban Planning/Public Health Nexus, Sustainable Development, Hygiene and Sanitation, Water Delivery Systems; Transportation and Land Use Tampa
Onac, P. Bogdan Professor & Associate Chair Karst Geology and Paleoclimatology Tampa
Panzik, Joseph Assistant Professor of Instruction

Environmental Science, Paleomagnetism, Geophysics, & Tectonics

Tampa

Pasek, Matthew Professor Astrobiology, Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry Tampa
Pu, Ruiliang Professor Remote Sensing, GIS, Ecology Tampa
Qiang, Yi Assistant Professor GIScience, Spatial Data Science, Disaster Resilience, Visual Analytics, Geocomputation Tampa
Rains, Kai Research Associate Professor Wetland Science and Functional Assessment, Plant Ecology, Biogeochemistry and Soil Science, Mycorrhizal Ecology, Root Growth and Nutrient Acquisition, Geospatial Analysis Tampa
Rains, Mark Professor Ecohydrology; Wetlands, Rivers, Estuaries; Scientific support of policy and decision-making Tampa
Reader, Steven Associate Professor & Director, Graduate Certificate in GIS GIScience and Spatial Statistics Tampa
Rodgers, Mel Research Assistant Professor Volcanic Hazards, Seismology, Photogrammetry, Geodesy, Machine Learning, Geophysics Tampa
Ryan, Jeffrey Professor Petrology, Geochemistry, and Geoscience Education Tampa
Sheffield, Sarah Assistant Professor Evolutionary Paleobiology; Invertebrate Paleobiology Tampa
Smoak, Joseph Professor Wetland Biogeochemistry St. Petersburg
Spellman, Pati Assistant Professor Hydrology; Numerical Modeling Tampa
Tao, Ran Assistant Professor GIScience, Spatial Interactions (OD flows), Spatial Statistics, Spatial Data Mining, Geovisualization, Transportation, Migration, Crime, Civic Conflicts Tampa
Thompson, Glenn Research Assistant Professor Volcano Seismology, Volcano-seismic Monitoring Tampa
Van Beynen, Philip Associate Professor & Associate Chair and Graduate Director of Geography, Environmental Science & Policy Karst environments pertaining to human disturbance, environmental indices, sustainability and paleoclimate change Tampa
Walker, Laurie Director, USF Botanical Gardens Botany and Biology of Florida Tampa
Wang, Ping Professor Coastal Research Tampa
Wetmore, Paul Associate Professor Structural Geology/Tectnics  Tampa

Emeritus Faculty

Name Title Specialty
Crisman, Thomas Professor Emeritus Freshwater Ecology specializing in Ecology and Management of Wetlands, Streams and Lakes in Tropics and Subtropics Globally
Davis, Richard Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor Coastal Geology, Sedimentology
Stewart, Mark Professor Emeritus Hydrology, Applied Geophysics, Numerical Modeling
Tobin Graham Professor Emeritus Natural Hazards, Water Resources
Vacher, H. Len Professor Emeritus Quantitative Literacy, Geoscience Education

Courtesy Faculty

Name Specialty Campus 
Collins, Lori

LiDAR, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, 3D Printing, GPS, GIS, and Visualization Techniques

Tampa. Research Associate Professor & Co-Director, Digital Heritage and Humanities Collection, USF Library

Connor, Laura

Geo-hazard Modeling, Data Processing, Code Optimization

Tampa
Doering, Travis Spatial Technologies and Imaging for Cultural and Natural Heritage Applications Tampa. Research Associate Professor & Co-Director, Digital Heritage and Humanities Collection, USF Library
Urakawa, Hidetoshi Aquatic Ecology & Applied Environmental Science The Water School, Florida Gulf Coast University