Department Chair

Colin Belby  Profile of Colin Belby

Associate Professor
2021 Cowley Hall
cbelby@uwlax.edu
608.785.8339

Specialty areas:

Geomorphology, Rivers, Water Resources, Environmental Contamination

Academic Department Associate

Debra Gerke  Profile of Debra Gerke

Academic Department Associate
105 Graff Main Hall
dgerke@uwlax.edu
608.785.8333

Department People

Colin Belby  Profile of Colin Belby

Associate Professor
2021 Cowley Hall
cbelby@uwlax.edu
608.785.8339

Specialty areas:

Geomorphology, Rivers, Water Resources, Environmental Contamination

Cynthia Berlin  Profile of Cynthia Berlin

Professor
2027 Cowley Hall
cberlin@uwlax.edu
608.785.8340

Specialty areas:

Remote Sensing, Vegetation Mapping, Climatology and Meteorology

Joan Bunbury  Profile of Joan Bunbury

Associate Professor
2025 Cowley Hall
jbunbury@uwlax.edu
608.785.8402

Specialty areas:

Paleoclimatology, biogeography, freshwater environments

Gargi Chaudhuri  Profile of Gargi Chaudhuri  Office hours

Associate Professor
2022 Cowley Hall
gchaudhuri@uwlax.edu
608.785.8338

Specialty areas:

Geographic Information System and Science, Spatial Simulation Modeling, Land use and land cover change, Network Analysis, and Cartography.

John Kelly  Profile of John Kelly  Office hours

Assistant Professor
2023 Cowley Hall
jkelly@uwlax.edu
608.785.8341

Specialty areas:

rural Latin America; indigenous cultures, territorialities, and property rights;  forest-agriculture dynamics; participatory research mapping; protected areas

Niti Mishra  Profile of Niti Mishra  Office hours

Assistant Professor
2004 Cowley Hall
nmishra@uwlax.edu
608.785.8334

Specialty areas:

Remote Sensing, Cartography, GIScience

Paul Reyerson  Profile of Paul Reyerson

Assistant Professor
2020 Cowley Hall
preyerson@uwlax.edu
608.785.6675

Specialty areas:

Soils, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, paleoenvironments
Daniel Sambu  Profile of Daniel Sambu  Office hours

Associate Professor
2024 Cowley Hall
dsambu@uwlax.edu
608.785.8342

Specialty areas:

Water Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainable Development, Environmental Conservation, Community Livelihood, Conservation photography

Retired Faculty

Dr. Rafique Ahmed - Emeritus (Deceased)
Ph.D. in Geography
Ohio State University
Years of teaching service: 1984 - 2015

Dr. Greg Chu - Emeritus
Ph.D. in Geography
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Years of teaching service: 1993 - 2010
E-Mail: chu.greg@uwlax.edu

Dr. Mehmet Aritan - Emeritus
Ph.D. in Geography
University of Kentucky
Years of teaching service: 1979 - 2009
E-mail: aritan.mehm@uwlax.edu

Dr. Harun Rashid - Emeritus
Ph.D. in Geography
University of Saskatchewan
Years of teaching service: 2004 - 2009
E-mail: rasid.haru@uwlax.edu

Dr. Dean Wilder - Emeritus
Ph.D. in Geography
University of Colorado - Boulder
Years of teaching service: 1978 - 2008
E-mail: wilder.dean@uwlax.edu

Dr. Robert Wingate - Emeritus
Ph.D. in Geography
University of Minnesota
Years of teaching service: 1965 - 2005
E-Mail: wingate.robe@uwlax.edu

Dr. Paul Stoelting - Emeritus
Ph.D. in Geography
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Years of teaching service: 1986 - 2004
E-mail: stoeltin.paul@uwlax.edu

Dr. Virgil Holder - Emeritus
Ph.D. in Geography
University of Minnesota
Years of teaching service: 1965 - 2002
E-mail: holder.virg@uwlax.edu