Geography Faculty

Anne Bonds, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Washington, 2008
Political economy; social theory; gender and race/ethnicity; and geographies of poverty and inequality

Woonsup Choi, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana, 2005
Hydroclimatology, Hydrological modeling

Michael Day, Professor, Department chair
D. Phil., Geomorphology, Oxford University, 1978
Geomorphology, especially Karst Landscapes

Alison Donnelly, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Botany, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1998
Environmental indicators, climate change, plant and animal phenology, environmental assessment

Glen G. Fredlund, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Co-Chair, Petitions
Ph.D., Quaternary Studies, University of Kansas, 1992
Biogeography, Geomorphology, Soils Geography, Geoarchaeology

Rina Ghose, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Chair
Ph.D., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1998
Community gardening and urban agriculture practices, Neoliberal restructuring and Urban governance, Critical theory and GIS, Public Participation and GIS, Citizen Science through Geospatial Technologies

Ryan Holifield, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Minnesota, 2007
Environmental justice, urban environmental governance, science studies and geographic theory

Anna Mansson McGinty, Associate Professor
Ph.D., European Ethnology, Lund University, 2002
Islam and Muslim women in the West, Gender, Identity Formation, Ethnographic Methods

Mark D. Schwartz, Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Geography (Climatology), University of Kansas, 1985
Plant phenology-lower atmosphere interactions during the onset of spring and autumn, climate change, assessing vegetation condition with remote sensing imagery

Kristin Sziarto, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, University of Minnesota, 2007
Social movements and spatiality, religion-labor alliances, immigration policies and immigrant politics, labor geographies

Changshan Wu, Professor
Ph.D., Geography, The Ohio State University, 2003
Geographical Information Science, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis and Quantitative methods

Zengwang Xu, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University, 2007
Geographical Information Science, Spatial analysis and modeling, Complex networks/systems

Hyejin Yoon, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Geography, The Ohio State University, 2008
Economic geography, Urban geography, Entrepreneurship, Regional innovation systems, Urban planning, Urbanization

Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Kirsten Beyer, Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin
Ph.D., Geography, University of Iowa, 2009
Health geography, socio-spatial epidemiology, community engaged research, disease mapping, health inequalities, women's health

Patti Day, Lecturer and Director, GIS Certificate Program
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
Critical theory and GIS, legal and access issues of geographic information, ethics and GIS
Office: Bolton Hall, Room 424
Phone: 414-229-4861
e-mail: p8d@uwm.edu
Office Hours: by appointment

Kimberly DeBiasse, Lecturer
Office: Bolton Hall, Room 426
Phone: 414-229-5818
e-mail: debiasse@uwm.edu
Office Hours: by appointment

Jonathan M. Hanes, Research Analyst, Office of Assessment and Institutional Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011
Bioclimatology, plant phenology, vegetation feedbacks to the lower atmosphere, fluxes of energy and mass in forest ecosystems, philosophy of science
e-mail: jmhanes@uwm.edu

William P. Mueller, Lecturer
Office: Bolton Hall, Room 442
Phone: 414-229-5818
e-mail: wpm@uwm.edu
Office Hours: by appointment

Frederick Nelson, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Delaware
Ph.D., University of Michigan
e-mail: nelsonf@uwm.edu

Administrative Staff

Rachel Friedl, Program Associate
Office: Bolton Hall, Room 410
Phone: 414-229-4866
Fax: 414-229-3981
e-mail: friedl@uwm.edu

Niko Papakis, Program Associate
Office: Bolton Hall, Room 410
Phone: 414-229-4867
Fax: 414-229-3981
e-mail: npapakis@uwm.edu

Faculty Emeriti

Barbara Borowiecki, Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1962
Eolian and Pleistocene geomorphology, European regional geography

Donn K. Haglund, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1958
Economic geography, Arctic regions (particularly Greenland)

Ludwig (Lutz) E. Holzner, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of W├╝rzburg, 1964
Cultural and urban geographies, Western Europe, South Africa

Judith Kenny, Associate Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Geography, Syracuse University, 1990
Neighborhood Development, 'Race' ethnicity and gender in the context of urban development

Harold M. Rose, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1960
Geographies of race, urban social geography

Norman R. Stewart, Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 1961
History of geographic thought, pioneer settlements, geographies of Latin America