I came to Shippensbsurg University in 2005, just after completing my PhD in Geography at the University of Maryland. My research interests include ecological effects of land use change (and landscape change in general), land use change modeling, spatial analysis and GIS, and urban geography. On a regular basis, I teach Geo 101: World Geography, Ess 108: Conservation of Natural Resources, Geo 244: Land Use, Geo 322: Urban Geography, and Geo 533: Science of Land Use Change. I am also the internship coordinator for the Geography & Earth Science department, and an contributor to our Department's Facebook page.
Over the Summer of 2014, I co-taught a field studies class in northern Chile. It was quite an experience: 5 students and 2 professors in the backcountry of the Atacama Desert and the Chilean Andes. See our Google Tour for the virtual experience (the Google Earth extension is required in your browser to view).
Department of Geography &
Earth Science Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Office: 116 Shearer Hall
Fall 2014 office hours
Monday and Wednesday 2:00-4:00