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Faculty Profiles

Department Chair
Maria Lane

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Bandelier Hall West – Room 224
mdlane@unm.edu (505) 277-0518
Interests: historical geography, environmental knowledge, colonialism, american west and southwest, atlantic basin, history and geography of science, history of cartography, legal geography

Ronda Brulotte

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Latin American & Iberian Institute 
Ph.D., University of Texas-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; Associate Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Washington; J.D., University of Texas-Austin
Bandelier Hall West – Room 201
carrj@unm.edu
Interests: uban geography, globalization and post colonialism, legal geography, critical theory, public space and culture, activist research methods

Chris S. Duvall

Associate Professor; Graduate Director
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, cartography

Xi Gong

Visiting Assitant 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

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 

Associate Professor; Special Assistant to Associate Dean; Undergraduate Director
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

Tema Milstein  

Associate Professor; UNM Presidential Teaching Fellow 
Ph.D., University of Washington
Bandelier Hall West – Room 204
Email: tema@unm.edu
Web: http://www.unm.edu/~tema/
Interests: intersections of culture, discourse, and ecological relations; nature & society; ecotourism and wildlife; environmental and species activism; interpretive/critical/community-based methodologies; ecopedagogy

Lindsay Smith

Assistant Professor
Ph.D.
, 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

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Benjamin P. Warner

Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Bandelier Hall West - 215
bpwarner@unm.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 Angeles
danieldarreola@unm.edu
Teaching: Geography of New Mexico and the Southwest

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

Emeritus Faculty

Elinore M. Barrett

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley @unm.edu

Bradley T. Cullen

Ph.D., Michigan State University; 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