faculty and staff

FACULTY


 

EZGI AKPINAR FERRAND 

 Faculty      

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati  
 Research Interests:                    
Physical Geography
Environmental Sustainability
Geoarcheology

Courses Taught:                        
GEO 201 Physical Geography
GEO 301 Landforms
GEO 302 World Climates
GEO 360 Introduction to GIS
GEO 370 Remote Sensing
GEO 461 Applied GIS
akpinarfere1@southernct.edu 
Office: MO 118C
(203) 392-5832
 

 

C.PATRICK HEIDKAMP  

Faculty                     

Associate Professor and Chair
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Research Interests:                    
Economic Geography
Sustainability
Food & Agriculture
Geographic Thought

Courses Taught:                        
   GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
   GEO 205 Economic Geography          
   GEO 290 Research Methods            
   GEO 400 Geography of Wine           
   GEO 490 Capstone Seminar            
Field Study: Iceland
   Field Study: South Africa           
heidkampc1@southernct.edu 
Office: MO118-B
(203) 392-5919 
                                                                                  

 

CAROLYN THOMPSON

Faculty        
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Macquarie University
Research Interests:                    
   Urban Geography                     
Race, Class, Gender
Cultural Geography
Australia, United States

Courses Taught:                        
GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
GEO 105 Food Systems
GEO 200 Human Geography
GEO 298 Race/Class/Gender
    
thompsonc27@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829
 

 

ERIC WEST

Faculty
Associate Professor
Ph.D., San Diego State University & 
University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests:                    
Behavioral Geography
Geography of Fitness and Health
Political and Media Geography
GIS/Cartography

Courses Taught:
GEO 110 Geography and Conflict
GEO 200 Human Geography
GEO 270 Map Design
GEO 343 Russia
GEO 360 Introduction to GIS
GEO 460 Advanced GIS
 weste1@southernct.edu
Office: MO118D
(203) 392-6693
 

 

LEON YACHER

Faculty
Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Research Interests:                    
   World Regional Geography            
Geographic Education
Central Asia
Latin America

Courses Taught:                        
   GEO 102 World Regional Geography    
GEO 315 Connecticut
GEO 325 Latin America
GEO 344 Central Asia
HON 250 City in Western Civilization
yacherl1@southernct.edu                            
Office: MO118A
(203) 392-5825  
 
 

 

ELYSE ZAVAR

Faculty
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Texas State University
Research Interests:                    
Hazards
Environmental Sustainability
Community Resilience

Courses Taught:
GEO 201 Physical Geography
GEO 303 Principles of Sustainability
GEO 403 Applied Sustainability
GEO 405 Environmental Justice
zavare1@southernct.edu
Office: MO 118E
(203) 392-5985
 
 

ADJUNCT  FACULTY


 

CATHERINE DOENGES

Faculty
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University
   
Research Interests:                    
Human Geography
Population Dynamics
Food Systems
Gender

Courses Taught:
GEO 102 World Regional Geography
GEO 311 United States and Canada
GEO 341 Asia
GEO 345 Africa
doengesc1@southernct.edu                       
Office: MO 122D
(203) 392-5829
 

 

ROBERT (BOB) FLANAGAN

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Adjunct Professor

M.S., Southern Connecticut State
University
Research Interests:                    
Urban Geography
Land Use Planning
Economic Geography

Courses Taught:
GEO 273 Land Use Planning
GEO 362 Urban Geography
flanaganr1@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829 
                                                  

 

JESSE HANSON 

Faculty
Adjunct Professor
M.S. Texas A&M

Research Interests:                    
Landscape
Cultural Geography

Courses Taught:
GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
GEO 110 Geography and Conflict
GEO 342 Middle East
hansonj2@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829  
 

 

SCOTT LEITH

Faculty
Adjunct Professor
M.B.A, Central Connecticut State
University
Research Interests:                    
Economic Geography
Industrial Geography
Tourism Geography

Courses Taught:
GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
GEO 201 Physical Geography
leiths2@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829 
 

 

ROB MALCOLM

Faculty
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
Research Interests:                    
Physical Geography
Environmental Hydrology
Coastal Geography

Courses Taught:
GEO 201 Physical Geography
malcolmr3@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829 
 

 

KRISTEN MYSHRALL

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Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Research Interests:                    
Geosciences
Physical Geography

Courses Taught:
GEO 201 Physical Geography
myshrallk1@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829 
                                                                                               

 

GERDA ROSS-REYNOLDS 

Faculty
Adjunct Professor
M.A., Southern Connecticut State
University
Research Interests:                    
Political Geography
Europe

Courses Taught:
GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
GEO 208 Political Geography
GEO 260 Population Geography
GEO 330 Europe
rossreynolg1@southernct.edu        
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829
 

 

NANCY SHIRLEY 

Faculty
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Southern Connecticut State
University
Research Interests:                    
Human Geography
Cultural Geography
Geographic Education
Courses Taught:
GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
shirleyn1@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829
                                                                               

 

JEB STEVENS

Faculty
Adjunct Professor
M.A., University of Connecticut

Research Interests:                    
Human-Environment Interaction
Coastal Systems
Natural Resources

Courses Taught:
GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
GEO 200 Human Geography
GEO 357 Coastal and Marine Geography
stevensj5@southernct.edu
Office: MO122D
(203) 392-5829 
 

 STAFF


 

Mary Woodruff

Staff
Department Secretary
 
woodruffm1@southernct.edu
Office: MO118
 (203) 392-5834
(203)392-5833 [FAX]
 

EMERITUs FACULTY


 

 

PETER SAKALOWSKY

Faculty
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Indiana State University
sakalowskyp1@southernct.edu