Faculty and Staff

Our faculty are leaders in their chosen fields, and they have connections with working professionals who can help connect you with job and internship opportunities. Above all, our faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed in your academic endeavors.

Department Head

Dr. Toby J. Dogwiler

Applied GIS & 3D Imaging, Geomorphology, Water Resources

Community and Regional Planning faculty

Dr. Raj S. Jutla

Dr. Raj S. Jutla

Director of Community and Regional Planning

Community & Regional Planning

Dr. Ronald W. Malega

Social Geography & Planning

Geography faculty

Dr. Jill A. Black

Earth Science - Elementary Earth Science

Deborah B. Corcoran

World Regional Geography & General Geography

Dr. Toby J. Dogwiler

Applied GIS & 3D Imaging, Geomorphology, Water Resources

Linnea A. Iantria

Tourism Geography & World Regional Geography

Dr. Jun Luo

Geospatial Sciences - GIS

Dr. Ronald W. Malega

Social Geography & Planning

Dr. Judith L. Meyer

Cultural/Historical Geography - National Parks

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

Tourism & General Geography

Dr. Xiaomin Qiu

Geospatial Sciences Geography

Geology faculty

Damon J. Bassett

Paleontology & General Physical Geology

Dr. Toby J. Dogwiler

Applied GIS & 3D Imaging, Geomorphology, Water Resources

Dr. Kevin R. Evans

Stratigraphy Geology & Sedimentology

Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie

Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie

Departmental Director of Graduate Studies

General Physical Geology

Dr. Melida Gutierrez

Environmental Geochemistry & Geohydrology

Dr. Matthew P. McKay

Tectonics & Structural Geology

Dr. Gary Michelfelder

Volcanology, Igneous Petrology & Geochemistry

Dr. Kevin L. Mickus

Tectonics, Geophysics

Dr. Charles W. Rovey

Hydrogeology & Environmental Geology

Per-course and adjunct faculty

  • Tom Aley
  • Adam Coulter
  • George H. Davis
  • Jack Dill
  • Neil Guion
  • Thomas Hosmer
  • Ted Keller
  • Cheryl McClease
  • Breanna Michelfelder
  • Matt Pierson
  • Rick Snyder
  • Sean Terry
  • Brian Viele
  • Nancy Williams
  • Mark Young


Dr. Derek Wu

Dr. Derek Wu

Geospatial Information Technician

Emeritus faculty

Diane M. May

Diane M. May

Faculty Emeritus
Director of the Center for Resource Planning and Management

Other emeritus faculty

  • Stanley Fagerlin, PhD
  • Russel Gerlach, PhD
  • Milton D. Rafferty, PhD (1932-2016)

Former faculty

  • Charles Collins, MA (1936-2014)
  • Donald McInnis, PhD (1932-2008)
  • James Skinner, PhD Retired, Dec. 31, 2004
  • Kenneth C. Thomson, PhD (1940-2004)