Faculty


 

Mary Beth Cunha
Lecturer

Contact
mbc7001@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4118
Office: Founders Hall 127

Education
M.A. Geography, University of California, Davis
B.A.  Spanish, University of California, Davis

Interests
Geospatial Sciences, Sierra Nevada, Cartographic Design.

Courses Taught

GSP101: Geospatial Concepts
GSP101L: Geospatial Concepts Lab
GSP270: Geographic Information Systems
GSP316: Cartography
GSP416: Advanced Cartography
GSP426: Cartography Practicum

 

 


 

Stephen Cunha
Professor

Contact
sc10@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4975
Office: Founders Hall 107

Education
Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Davis
M.A. Geography, University of California, Davis
B.A. Geography, University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Conservation and Resource Science, University of California, Berkeley

Interests
Environmental geography, mountain environments, Central Asia, Alaska, Sierra Nevada.

Courses Taught

GEOG 105: Cultural Geography
GEOG 301: Environmental Conservation
GEOG 353: Mountain Geography
GEOG 411: Senior Field Research
GEOG 672: Graduate Seminar in Central Asia

 

Additional Information

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Rodolfo Curiel
Lecturer

Contact
rodolfo.curiel@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4116
Office: Founders Hall 141

Education
B.A. Geography, Humboldt State University

Interests
Cultural geography, Human-environment interactions, Community-based Natural Resource Management, Socio-ecological systems, The Beatles.

Courses Taught

GSP 101L: Geospatial Concept Lab

 

 


 

Matthew Derrick
Associate Professor

Contact
mad632@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4976
Office: Founders Hall 131

Education
Ph.D. Geography, University of Oregon
M.A. Geography, University of Oregon
M.A. Russian and East European Studies, University of Oregon
B.A. English, Augsburg College

Interests
Cultural and political geography, national and religious identity in Eurasia, territorial conflict, geopolitics, Russia and the former Soviet space, State of Jefferson.

Courses Taught

GEOG 105: Cultural Geography
GEOG 300: Global Awareness (Online)
GEOG 311: Geographic Research and Writing
GEOG 311L/310L: Geographic Research and Writing Lab
GEOG 411: Senior Field Research
GEOG 471: Political Geography
GEOG 471M: Political Geography In-Depth Experience
GEOG 472: Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors
GEOG 472M: Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors In-Depth Experience
INTL 220: Introduction to Cultural Studies

Additional Information

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Laura Johnson
Lecturer

Contact
laura.johnson@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4114
Office: Founders Hall 109B

Education
Ph.D. Geography, Michigan State University
M.A.  International Studies, East Carolina University
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill

Interests
Place Studies, Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, Agro-Food Systems, Relational Geographies, Qualitative Methods, Community Action Research.

Courses Taught

GEOG 300: Global Awareness
ENST 295: Power, Privilege & Environment
ENST 120: Introduction to Environmental Studies
SOC 370: Environmental Inequality and Globalization
SOC 302M: Forests and Culture for Majors
CRIM 487: Community Action Research ANTH 317: Women and Development 

 

 


 

Nicolas R. Malloy
Lecturer

Contact
nick.malloy@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4116
Office: Natural Resources 203 / Founders Hall 141

Education
M.S. Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation, Humboldt State University
B.A. Anthropology, California State University, San Bernardino

Interests
GIS, cartography, mapping sciences, environmental science.

Courses Taught

GEOG 101L: Geospatial Concepts and Lab
GSP 270: Introduction to GIS
GSP 370: Intermediate GIS

 

 


 

Sara Matthews
Lecturer

Contact
sara.matthews@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4116
Office: Founders Hall 141

Education
B.A. Geography, Humboldt State University

Interests
Geospatial sciences, cartography, cultural and political geography, territorial conflict in China and Tibet, ecosystems management in northeastern California.

Courses Taught

GSP 101L: Geospatial Concept Lab

 

 


 

Nicholas Perdue
Assistant Professor

Contact
nicholas.perdue@humboldt.edu
Phone: 826-4115
Office: Founders Hall 134

Education
Ph.D. Geography, University of Oregon
M.S. Geography, Michigan State University
B.S. Land Use, Metropolitan State University of Denver
B.A. English, Fort Lewis College

Interests
Cartography, geospatial technologies, urban and transportation geography, complex systems science.

Courses Taught

GSP 316: Cartography
GSP 416: Advanced Cartography

Additional Information

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Sarah Ray
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program Lead

Contact
sr1478@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-3915
Office: Founders Hall 129

Education
Ph.D.  Environmental Sciences, Studies, and Policy, University of Oregon 
M.A.  American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
B.A. Religious Studies, Swarthmore College

Interests
Environmental humanities, environmental justice, ecocriticism, disability studies, cultural studies, ecomedia studies, and feminist theory.

Courses Taught

ENST 120: Introduction to Environmental Studies
ENST 295: Power/Privilege and the Environment
GEOG 322: California Geography
ENST 395: Research and Analysis in Environmental Studies
ENST 480: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change
ENST 490: Environmental Studies Capstone

 

 


 

Amy Rock
Lecturer

Contact
aer389@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-3914
Office: Founders Hall 130

Education
Ph.D., Geography, Kent State University
M.A., Geography, Ohio University 
B.G.S., Architectural History, Ohio University

Interests
Community development, rural development, GIS, cartography, participatory GIS and citizen mapping.

Courses Taught

GSP 101L: Geospatial Concepts Lab
GSP 270: Introduction to GIS
GEOG 471: Data-Visualization

Additional Information

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Anthony Rossi
Lecturer

Contact
afr2@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4114
Office: Founders Hall 109B

Education
B.A. Geography, Humboldt State University
B.A. History, Humboldt State University

Interests
China, Tibet, Himalayan region.

Courses Taught

GEOG 472: Tibet and the Himalaya
GEOG 472: China in the World

 

 


 

Rosemary Sherriff
Professor, Department Chair

Contact
sherriff@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4119
Office: Founders Hall 110

Education
Ph.D. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder 
M.A. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder 
B.S. Geography, University of Oregon

Interests
Biogeography, landscape ecology, forest disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreaks), dendroecology, geospatial analysis.

Courses Taught

GEOG 106: Physical Geography
GEOG 106L: Physical Geography Lab
GEOG 356: Global Ecology and Biogeography 
GEOG 357: Climate Change, Ecosystems and People
GEOG 473: Advanced Physical Geography
GEOG 411: Senior Field Research
GEOG 473/ENST 480: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change

Additional Information

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Dendroecology Lab
 


 

Chelsea Teale
Lecturer

Contact
Chelsea.Teale@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-3467
Office: Founders Hall 133

Education
Ph.D. Geography, Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Geography, Syracuse University
B.A. Geography, SUNY Geneseo

Interests
Biogeography, historical and paleoecology, geography of North America, environmental history.

 

Courses Taught

GEOG 106: Physical Geography
GEOG 106L: Physical Geography Lab
GEOG 304: Migrations and Mosaics
GEOG 311: Geographic Research and Writing
GEOG 310L: Geographic Research Laboratory
GEOG 352: Regional Climatology
GEOG 352M: Regional Climatology Depth Experience
GEOG 356: Global Ecology and Biogeography
GEOG 356M: Global Ecology and Biogeography Depth Experience
GEOG 411: Senior Field Research
GEOG 470: Topics in Geography for Teachers

Additional Information

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Staff


Rene Smith
Administrative Support Coordinator

Contact
geogoff@humboldt.edu
707-826-3946
Office: Founders Hall 109

Education
B.S. Accounting, Humboldt State University

Interests
Hiking and gardening.


 

Aaron Taveras
Kosmos Lab Manager

Contact
kosmos@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-3914
Office: Founders Hall 130 / 103

Education
B.A. Geography, Humboldt State University

Interests
Cartographic design, production cartography, front-end web development, web mapping, graphic design, and letterpress/screen printing.

Additional Information

Atelier Cartography (Custom Maps)
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