Faculty


TENURED AND TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

Idowu (Jola) Ajibade, Assistant Professor of Geography                                                            
Political ecology, global climate change, disaster risk reduction, development studies, gender, urbanization and future cities, environmental justice, environmental governance, human rights, qualitative methods

503.725.3167 iajibade@pdx.edu

Sona Andrews, Professor of Geography
Cartography, leadership in higher education
asona@pdx.edu

Alida Cantor, Assistant Professor of Geography                                                                
Water resources management, legal geography, environmental justice, political ecology, feminist science and technology studies, human-environment geography 

503.725.3165 acantor@pdx.edu

Heejun ChangProfessor of Geography
Hydrology & water resources, climate change impact assessment, ecosystem services, visual spatial analysis, GIS 503.725.3162  changh@pdx.edu

Jiunn-Der (Geoffrey) DuhAssociate Professor of Geography and Director of GIS Programs
GIS Certificate Program Coordinator
GIS, remote sensing, spatial decision support systems, ecological and socioeconomic processes
503.725.3159  jduh@pdx.edu

Andrés HolzAssociate Professor of Geography 
Forest dynamics, disturbance ecology, climate-fire-human relationships 
503.725.3158 andres.holz@pdx.edu
 

Martin LafrenzAssociate Professor of Geography and Department Chair 
Geomorphology and water resources, land use change, GIS
503.725.3163  lafrenz@pdx.edu

Paul Loikith, Assistant Professor
Climate science, meteorology, climate and weather extremes
503.725.3078 ploikith@pdx.edu

Martin SwobodzinskiAssistant Professor of Geography and Director, Center for Spatial Analysis and Research 
Geographic information science, behavioral geography, spatial cognition, transportation
503.725.3164 swobod@pdx.edu

NON-TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

David BanisAssociate Director, Center for Spatial Analysis and Research and Adjunct Professor of Geography
Applied GIS, map design, cultural geography, natural resource management
503.725.8903  
dbanis@pdx.edu

Chris Grant, Senior Instructor
Cartography, geospatial analysis, developing effective methods for teaching GIS
503.725.2558  
cag2@pdx.edu

Nancee Hunter, Research Assistant Professor, Director of the Center for Geography Education in Oregon              Geography education and teacher professional development
503.725.3928
nhunter@pdx.edu

Melissa Lucash, Research Assistant Professor                                                                                                          Forest ecology, climate change, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, forest management, tree physiology, integrating research into descision-making, K-12 education
503.725.2170
lucash@pdx.edu

Andrew Martin, Research Assistant Professor 
Hydrometeorology, numerical weather prediction, cloud microphysics, atmospheric chemistry, water resources in the Western United States
anmarti2@pdx.edu 

Hunter ShobeAssociate Professor
Cultural, urban, and political geography, sense of place, urban landscapes, uses of public spaces
503.725.3079  
hshobe@pdx.edu