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Paul Blank, Professor

Paul Blank

Contact
E-mail: pwb1@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4115
Office: Founders Hall 129

Education
Ph.D., Geography, University of Texas
M.S., Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison
A.B., Sociology-Anthropology, Oberlin College

Research & Teaching
Eurasia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and Pacific Basins. Re-conceptualizing area studies to incorporate sea and ocean basins, as well as new pedagogies involving large-scale floor maps and interdisciplinary teaching.

Courses Taught:

  • Geog 300: Global Awareness
  • Geog 304: Migrations and Mosaics
  • Geog 472: Exploring the Silk Road

Mary Beth Cunha, Lecturer

Mary Beth Cunha

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

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

Research & Teaching
Cartography, mapping sciences, air photo interpretation.

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 101G & 102G: Geospatial Concepts and Lab
  • GEOG 316G: Cartography
  • GEOG 416G: Advanced Cartography
  • GEOG 426G: Cartography Practicum

Stephen Cunha, Professor

Stephen Cunha

Contact
E-mail: sc10@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4975
Office: Founders Hall 107
Curriculum Vitae

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

Research & Teaching
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

Matthew Derrick, Assistant Professor

Matthew Derrick

Contact
E-mail: mad632@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4976
Office: Founders Hall 131
Curriculum Vitae

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

Research & Teaching
Cultural and political geography, national and religious identity in Eurasia, territorial conflict, geopolitics, Russia and the former Soviet space

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 105: Cultural Geography
  • GEOG 311: Geographic Resarch and Writing
  • GEOG 411: Senior Field Research
  • GEOG 471: Political Geography

Nicholas R. Malloy, Lecturer

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Contact
E-mail: nick.malloy@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-5140
Office: Brookings House 18, Room 102

Education
M.S., Humboldt State University
B.A., California State University - San Bernardino

Research & Teaching
GIS, Cartography, Mapping Sciences,Environmental Science

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 101L: Geospatial Concept Lab
  • GSP 270L: Introduction to GIS Lab
  • GSP 370: Intermediate GIS

Sarah Ray, Assistant Professor -Environmental Studies Program Lead

Sarah Ray

Contact
On Leave Fall 2014
E-mail: sr1478@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3915
Office: Founders Hall 134

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

Research & Teaching
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
  • ENST 395: Research and Analysis in Environmental Studies
  • ENST 490: Environmental Studies Capstone

Amy E. Rock, Lecturer

Amy Rock

Contact
E-mail:aer389@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3915
Office: Founders Hall 134

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

Research & Teaching
Community development, rural development, GIS, cartography, participatory GIS and citizen mapping.


Courses Taught:

    GSP 316: Cartography
    GSP 416: Advanced Cartography
    GSP 426: Cartography Practicum


Anthony Rossi, Lecturer

Anthony Rossi

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

Education
B.A., Humboldt State University

Research & Teaching
Environmental geography, parks & protected areas, mountain regions, Central Asia, Alaska

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 472: China and Tibet
  • GEOG 499: China and Tibet Independent Field Study
  • **Summer field research in China and Tibet**

Rosemary Sherriff, Associate Professor & Department Chair

Rosemary Sherriff

Contact
E-mail: sherriff@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4119
Office: Founders Hall 110
Curriculum Vitae
Dendroecology Lab

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

Research & Teaching
Biogeography, landscape ecology, forest disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreaks), dendroecology, geospatial analysis.

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 106: Physical Geography
  • GEOG 473: Biogeography
  • GEOG 473: Climate Change, Ecosystems, and People
  • GEOG 473: Advanced Physical Geography
  • GEOG 411: Senior Field Research

Michelle D. Sievertson, Lecturer

Michelle Sievertson

Contact
E-mail: msd577@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4114
Office: Founders Hall 109B

Education
Ed.D., Delta State University
M.A., University of Arizona
B.S., California Polytechnic State University

Research & Teaching
Geography Education, Culture, especially Native Americans

Outside Interests
Travel, gardening, fishing, working on our 1903 Queen Anne Victorian

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 470: Geography for Teachers

Chelsea Teale, Lecturer


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Contact
Email:
chelsea.teale@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4115
Office: Founders Hall 133

Education
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Syracuse University
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo

Research & Teaching
Mechanisms for the introduction of non-native species, Historic land-use practices and implications for modern-day landscapes, Quaternary paleoecology (emphasis on late-Pleistocene landscapes and megaherbivores), Historical ecology of colonial North America (emphasis on agriculture and wetlands) and methods in historical ecology

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 106 and 106L: Physical Geography
  • GEOG 473 and 473M: Biogeography
  • GSP 101L: Geospatial Concepts Lab

Alma Zechman, Administrative Support Coordinator

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Contact
E-mail:
alma.zechman@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3946
Office: Founders Hall 109
Office hours: 8-5 M-F

Education
B.A., Child Development, California State University -Fresno


Cesar Chavez, Student Assistant


Contact
Email:
geogoff@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3946
Office: Founders Hall 109

Major
Forestry



 


Lowell "Ben" Bennion, Emeritus Faculty

Research & Teaching
Historical Geography, Human/Cultural, Mormon Landscape, Northwest California, Field Methods

Education
Ph.D., Syracuse

1970-1999


John M. Coleman, Emeritus Faculty

Research & Teaching
Soviet Union, World without Borders, Political, Human/Cultural, Agricultural



Education
Ph.D., Indiana

1964-1989


Dennis E. Fitzsimons, Emeritus Faculty

Research & Teaching
Cartography, Map Design, California, Geographic Research and Writing



Education
Ph.D., Kansas

2002-2012


John L. Harper, Emeritus Faculty

Research & Teaching
Physical, Climate, Human-Land Relationships, Conservation Ethics, North America



Education
Ph.D., Colorado

1971-1997, deceased

 


Harold "Hal" Jackson, Emeritus Faculty

Research & Teaching
Quantitative Methods, Latin America, Field Methods, Urban



Education
Ph.D., Colorado

1973-1992


Joseph S. Leeper, Emeritus Faculty

Research & Teaching
Human/Cultural, Urban, Latin America, Field Methods, Geographic Education



Education
Ph.D., Oregon

1971-2009


Robert "Bob" Plank, Emeritus Faculty

Research & Teaching
Cartography



Education
M.A., Morehead State

1970-1999