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Colloquium Series 2017
Our final Colloquium speaker of the semester will be Friday May 5th in bandelier hall East room 105 @ 3:00PM.  Our guest speaker Xi Gong with his talk “Exploring Associations between Environmental Risk Factors and Low Birth Weight”
 
 
 
Geography & Environmental Studies

MSC 01 1110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Bandelier West & East

Phone: (505)277-5041
Fax: (505)277-3614

Faculty

Melinda Harm Benson 
Associate Professor
J.D., University of Idaho
Bandelier Hall West–Room 211
mhbenson@unm.edu
Interests: Environment and natural resource management; Adaptive management; Social/ecological systems
Ronda Brulotte  
Associate Director: LAII, Associate Professor,
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Bandelier Hall West Rm 206
brulotte@unm.edu
Interests: Food systems, tourism geography, critical heritage studies, commodities and materialism, transnational indigeneity, Mexico, Latin America
John N. Carr 
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington; J.D., University of Texas-Austin
Bandelier Hall West – Room 201 
carrj@unm.edu 
Interests: Urban Geography; Globalization and Post Colonialism; Legal Geography; Critical Theory; Public Space and Culture; Activist Research Methods
Chris S. Duvall 
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bandelier Hall West – Room 220
duvall@unm.edu
Interests: Biogeography; Cultural and historical ecology; African Diaspora; Food geography; Science studies
Scott M. Freundschuh 
Professor
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Bandelier Hall West – Room 222
sfreunds@unm.edu 
Interests: Geographic Information Science, Spatial Cognition, Spatial Information Design, and Cartography
Dr Xi Gong
Xi Gong 
Visiting Asst Professor
Ph.D., Texas State University
Bandelier Hall West – Room 213
xigong@unm.edu
Interests: Geographic Information Science, Health and the Environment, Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, GIS-Based Modeling
Constantine Hadjilambrinos
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Bandelier Hall West – Room 202 
hadjilam@unm.edu 
Interests: Energy Resources, Environmental Policy, Science-Technology-and Society, Relationship between Culture and Nature
K. Maria D. Lane 
Associate Professor; Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Bandelier Hall West – Room 224
mdlane@unm.edu
Interests: Historical Geography, Environmental Knowledge, Colonialism, American West and Southwest, Atlantic Basin, History and geography of science, History of Cartography, Legal Geography
Yan Lin
Yan Lin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D Texas State University

Bandelier Hall West – Room 212
yanlin@unm.edu
Interests: Geographic Information Science (GIS), Spatial Data Analysis, WebGIS, Health and Medial Geography, Spatial Epidemiology, Health Disparities
Caitlin Lippitt 
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State University
Bandelier Hall West – Room 219 
caitlippitt@unm.edu 
Interests: Biogeography, invasive species, remote sensing of vegetation, fire ecology, the role of disturbance in plant communities. To learn more: GEM Lab
Chris Lippitt 
Assistant Professor; Special Assist to Assoc Dean
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State University
Bandelier Hall West – Room 203 
clippitt@unm.edu 
Interests: Remote Sensing; Geographic Information Science; Time-Sensitive Geographic Information. To learn more: GEM Lab
Lindsay Smith 
Assistant Professor
Ph.D 
M.A., Harvard University
Bandelier Hall West – Room 214
lindsaysmith@unm.edu
Interests:

Medical Geography, Migration and Human Rights, Forensic DNA, Science Studies, Transitional Justice, Social Movements, Feminist Geography, Argentina, Latin America

Benjamin P. Warner, 
Assistant Professor (Arriving Fall 2017)
Bandelier Hall West
bpwarner@umass.edu
Interests: Water governance and institutions; Latin American development; Vulnerability, risk, and adaptation to environmental change; Political economy; Development studies; Mixed methods
  

Adjunct Faculty

Dan Arreola
Parttime Faculty
Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Los Angele
danieldarreola@unm.edu
Teaching: Geography of New Mexico and the Southwes
Karl Benedict
Associate Professor: CULLS
Dir of Research Data Services: CULLS
Associate Professor: Geography

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of New Mexico
kbene@unm.edu
Teaching: web mapping, spatial data management
Joni Palmer
Ph.D. Geography, University of Colorado-Boulder
Email: palmerjonim@unm.edu
Web: https://palmerjonim.wordpress.com
Expertise: urban geography, cultural planning, landscape studies, public art, visual representation
Shawn Penman
Programmer Analyst 1: Earth Data Analysis Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor: Anthropology Department

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of New Mexico
spenman@edac.unm.edu
Teaching: Geographic Information Systems
Cody Wiley
Temporary Faculty

M.S. Geography, University of New Mexico
cwiley@unm.edu
Teaching: online sections of Human Geography, Physical Geography



Emeritus Faculty

Elinore M. Barrett
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley @unm.edu
Bradley T. Cullen
Ph.D., Michigan State University bcullen@unm.edu; Deceased
Olen Paul Matthews
Ph.D., University of Washington; J.D., University of Idaho opmatt@unm.edu
Stanley A. Morain
Ph.D., University of Kansas @unm.edu