Faculty and Staff

Leaders in their chosen fields. Connections that can lead you into job and internship openings.

Above all, our faculty and staff commit to helping you succeed.

Graduate foci

Graduate students: Study and work under someone who shares your interests.

Review our focus areas for graduate education.

Geography and Sustainability faculty

Melanie E. Carden-Jessen

Earth Science - Elementary Earth Science

Dr. Toby Dogwiler

Applied GIS & 3D Imaging, Geomorphology, Hydroclimatology, Water Resources

Dr. Krista M. Evans

Dr. Krista M. Evans

Assistant Professor
Director of Planning and Geography

Planning & Geography

Dr. Emily K. Frazier

Human Geography, forced migration and displacement, refugee resettlement, qualitative methods

Dr. Asif Ishtiaque

Climate change and Sustainability

Dr. Tasnuba Jerin

Physical Geography

Dr. Jun Luo

Geospatial Sciences - GIS

Dr. Ron Malega

Social Geography & Planning

Dr. Xin Miao

Geospatial Science - GIS /Remote Sensing

Dr. Robert T. Pavlowsky

Dr. Robert T. Pavlowsky

Distinguished Professor
Director of the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute

Environmental & Natural Resources Geography

Dr. David R. Perkins

Sustainability, Tourism & Geography

Dr. Xiaomin Qiu

Geospatial Sciences Geography

Geology faculty

Damon J. Bassett

Paleontology & General Physical Geology

Dr. Toby Dogwiler

Applied GIS & 3D Imaging, Geomorphology, Hydroclimatology, Water Resources

Dr. Kevin R. Evans

Stratigraphy Geology & Sedimentology

Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie

Karst Geology & Aqueous Geochemistry

Dr. Melida Gutierrez

Environmental Geochemistry & Geohydrology

Dr. Matthew P. McKay

Tectonics & Structural Geology

Dr. Gary Michelfelder

Dr. Gary Michelfelder

Associate Professor
Departmental Director of Graduate Studies

Volcanology, Igneous Petrology & Geochemistry

Dr. Kevin L. Mickus

Tectonics, Geophysics

Dr. Matthew C. Pierson

Dr. Matthew C. Pierson

Associate Professor
Mace/Turblex Engineering Professor

Dr. Charles W. Rovey

Hydrogeology & Environmental Geology

Per-course and adjunct faculty

  • Dr. Rajinder S. Jutla
  • Ted Keller

Emeritus faculty

Deborah B. Corcoran

World Regional Geography & General Geography

Dr. Mario Daoust

Physical Geography

Dr. Raj S. Jutla

Community & Regional Planning

Dr. Paul A. Rollinson

Faculty Emeritus Geography & Planning