PROFESSOR

  • John Agnew

    (Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1976) is Distinguished Professor of Geography with research interests in Political Geography, International Political Economy, European Urbanization, and Italy. Professor Agnew teaches courses in Political and European Geography. He is also a Professor in UCLA's Department of Italian and Visiting Professor of Political Geography at Queen's University, Belfast, 2012-14. Editor-in-Chief, Territory, Politics, Governance.

    Contact Information

    Email    JAGNEW@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1171 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  3108251713
  • Stephen Bell

    (Ph.D., Toronto, 1991) is an Associate Professor with research interests in historical and cultural geography, Latin America, and the history of geographic thought. Professor Bell teaches courses on Latin America and various branches of historical geography.

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    Email    SBELL@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone 
  • Judith Carney

    (Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1986) is a Professor who conducts fieldwork on Africa and the African agricultural legacy in the Americas. She teaches courses on African ecology and development, the African diaspora, food and the environment.

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    Email    CARNEY@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  3108251216
  • Kyle Cavanaugh

    (PhD. UC Santa Barbara, 2011) is an Assistant Professor with research interests in coastal ecology, biogeography, spatial ecology, and remote sensing.

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    Email    kcavanaugh@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1156 Bunche
    Phone 
  • Daniela Cusack

    (Ph.D. University of California - Berkeley, 2009) is an Assistant Professor with research in biogeography and ecosystem science, emphasizing on tropical ecology and global change factors.

    Contact Information

    Email    dcusack@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  3102065536
  • Jared Diamond

    (Ph.D., Cambridge University, England) is a Professor with research interests in Biogeography, Geography and Human Society. He teaches classes in world regions and past societies.

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    Email    JDIAMOND@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  56177
  • Lieba Faier

    (Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz, 2003) is an Associate Professor with research interests in cultural and spatial theory, feminist thought, ethnography, political economy, weather and natural resources, and relations among Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States. She teaches classes on culture and place, gender and sexuality, global interconnection, human rights, and Japan.

    Contact Information

    Email    lfaier@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  3108253525
  • Cindy Fan

    Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement

    Cindy Fan (Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1989) is a Professor in the Department of Geography with research interests in population, migration, regional development, gender, ethnicity, and China. She is also Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, past Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies and former Associate Dean of Social Sciences.

    Contact Information

    Email    fan@geog.ucla.edu; cfan@international.ucla.edu
    Office  11343 BUNCHE
    Phone  3108254921
  • Thomas Gillespie

    (Ph.D., UC Los Angeles, 1998) is a Professor with research interests in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, and Biogeography. Professor Gillespie leads the EOS seminars and teaches classes in remote sensing and the geography of the tropics.

    Contact Information

    Email    TG@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  51818
  • Jamie Goodwin-White

    (PhD, Washington, 2005) is an assistant professor with research interests in migration and immigration, inequality, labor markets, and social statistics. Dr. Goodwin-White teaches courses on population geography, social geography, inequality, race and ethnicity, and migration.

    Contact Information

    Email    goodwin-white@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  3108251071
  • Helga Leitner

    (Ph.D. University of Vienna, Austria) is a professor with research interests in international migration, politics of immigration and citizenship, urban development & sustainability, global urbanism, urban social movements, and socio-spatial theory. She teaches undergraduate and courses related to her research interests.

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    Email    hleitner@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1144 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  3108251071
  • Dennis Lettenmaier

    Dennis P. Lettenmaier  (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1975) is a Distinguished Professor with interests in hydrologic modeling and prediction, hydrology-climate interactions, and hydrologic change.  He is an author or co-author of over 300 journal articles. He was the first Chief Editor of the American Meteorological Society Journal of Hydrometeorology, and is a past President of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union.

    Contact Information

    Email    dlettenm@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1145 Bunche Hall
    Phone  310-794-4327
  • Glen MacDonald

    Distinguished Professor and John Muir Memorial Chair

    (Ph.D., Toronto, 1984) Distinguished Professor and Inaugural UCLA John Muir Memorial Chair in Geography. Research, teaching and public communication interests in climatic and environmental change including the impacts of human produced increases in atmospheric greenhouse gasses. Special interests in water resources and in the geography and history of the North American West.

    Contact Information

    Email    macdonal @geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  51071
  • Adam Moore

    (Ph.D., UW Madison, 2010) is an Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests in the political geographies of ethnic conflict, post-war peacebuilding, nationalism, cultural diversity and the state, geographic theory, qualitative methods and Southeastern European politics.

    Contact Information

    Email    adam.moore@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone 
  • Gregory Okin

    (Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2001) (Vice Chair) is a Professor with research interests in geomorphology, plant-soil interactions, arid environments, nutrient cycling, spatial modeling, and remote sensing. Professor Okin teaches courses in Physical Geography and Soils.

    Contact Information

    Email    okin [at] geog [dot] ucla [dot] ee-dee-you
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  53426
  • Marilyn Raphael

    (Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1990) is a Professor with research interests in Southern Hemisphere middle and high latitude climate dynamics, Antarctic sea ice - (largescale)atmosphere interactions and global climate change and variability. Dr. Raphael teaches classes in Tropical climatology, Boundary Layer Climates and Environmental Impact Analysis.

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    Email    RAPHAEL@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  3102064590
  • David Rigby

    (Ph.D., McMaster, 1988) is a Professor with research interests in evolutionary economic geography, geographies of innovation and knowledge flow, technological change and regional economic growth. Dr. Rigby teaches classes on geographies of technological change and economic growth and on globalization.

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    Email    RIGBY@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  3108257334
  • Yongwei Sheng

    (Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2000) is a Professor with research interests in GIS, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Lake dynamics, and Global Change. Professor Sheng teaches courses in GIS and Remote Sensing.

    Contact Information

    Email    YSHENG@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  3108251415
  • Eric Sheppard

    1170 Bunche Hall

    (PhD, University of Toronto, 1976) is Humboldt Chair and Professor of Geography, with research interests in geographical political economy, uneven geographies of globalization, neoliberalism, urbanization in the global South, urban sustainability and environmental justice, and critical GIS. He teaches courses in globalization, economic geography, and development geographies.

    Contact Information

    Email    esheppard@geog.ucla.edu
    Office  1255 Bunche Hall
    Phone  3108251912
  • Michael Shin

    (Ph.D., Colorado, 1998) is an Associate Professor with research interests in geographic information systems (GIS), political geography, globalization and Italy. Professor Shin teaches courses in GIS, cartography and geographic data visualization, and is Director of the UCLA Program in Geospatial Information Systems & Technology. "

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    Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  3108253727
  • Laurence C. Smith

    Professor and Department Chair

    (Ph.D., Cornell, 1996) (Chair) is a Professor with research interests in Arctic climate change, Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Professor Smith teaches courses in environmental science, satellite imaging, and physical geography.

    Dr. Laurence C. Smith is Professor and Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA. His research interests include the Arctic, hydrology, satellite remote sensing technologies and climate change. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, essays and books including in the journals Science, Nature, and PNAS, and won more than $9M in research funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA. In 2006-2007 he was named a Guggenheim Fellow by the John S.

    Contact Information

    Email    lsmith[AT]geog[DOT]ucla[DOT]edu
    Office  1127A BUNCHE HALL
    Phone  51071
  • Yongkang Xue

    (Ph.D., Utah, 1987) is a Professor with research interests in climatology, atmosphere-land surface modeling and dynamics, regional dynamic downscaling, meteorological prediction, and remote sensing.

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    Email    YXUE@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  51122

EMERITI

  • Charles Bennett Jr

    Ph. D., University of California, Los Angeles. 1959: Graduale Advisor and Professor. Animal Geography, Agro-Pastoral Ecosystems, Conservation Problems. particularly in the Third World, regional interests in lberia and Latin America. Current research on human-induced ecological (especially faunal) changes in Andalucia. Spain, and on deforestation in the humid tropics.

    Contact Information

    Email    CHASBEN@UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  51071
  • William A. V. Clark

    William Clark is Research Professor of Geography at UCLA and an active affiliate of the California Population Center. He was born in New Zealand and earned BA and MA degrees from the University of New Zealand and a PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois. He was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 1993, and held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994-95. In 1994 he was awarded a D.Sc. by the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Contact Information

    Email    WCLARK@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  51071
  • Michael Curry

    (Emeritus) (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1984) is a Professor with research interests in cultural geography, the history of geographic thought, and the philosophy of geography. Dr. Curry teaches courses in geographic thought and in technology and society.

    Contact Information

    Email    CURRY@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  53122
  • J. Entrikin

    (Emeritus) (Ph.D. Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975) is a Professor with research interests in the relations of human communities to the natural environment. His emphasis is on the cultural and political significance of place and landscape in a globalizing world.

    Contact Information

    Email    ENTRIKIN@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  57334
  • Gerry Hale

    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. 1966: Associate Professor. Marxian Cultural Geography, North Africa and the Middle East. Current research on cultural concepts for Marxian Geography, geography of capitalist culture. geography of cultural domination . especially ideology, state apparatus. cultural hegemony,
    and peripheral underdevelopment in Northeast Africa. especially Sudan.

    Contact Information

    Email    HALE@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone 
  • Antony Orme

    (Emeritus) (Ph.D., Birmingham, UK, 1961) is a Professor with research and teaching interests in geomorphology, coastal sciences, paleoclimatology, Quaternary studies, coastal and watershed management, and the physical basis of geography.

    Contact Information

    Email    ORME@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  51516
  • Melissa Savage

    (Emeritus) (Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1989) is an Associate Professor Emeritus with research interests in human impacts on forests, fire ecology, forest restoration, and natural resource and wildlife conservation.

    Contact Information

    Email    FORESTS@UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  54655
  • Allen J. Scott

    (Emeritus) (Ph.D., Northwestern, 1965) is a Professor with research interests in economics, industrial location, social theory, and urban geography. Professor Scott teaches classes in economic geography and regional development.

    Contact Information

    Email    ajscott@ucla.edu
    Office  3250 PPB
    Phone  57344
  • Werner Terjung

    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1966: Professor. Climatology, with emphasis on physical concepts and processes and on research methods, including numerical modeling and computer programming.Current research on models in biophysical ecology, especially aspects of regional food  production, and urban climates.

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  • Norman Thrower

    Ph. D., University of Wisconsin, 1958: Professor. Cartography. Remoie Sensing, and Europe. Research in
    the contemporary and historical aspects of cartography, including studies of orthophotomapping and  Iandmark maps. Other interests include the cultural aspects of geog raphy and the history of geographical
    exploration.

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    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  51071
  • Stanley Trimble

    (Emeritus) (Ph.D., Georgia, 1973) is a Professor with research interests conservation, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, research techniques, and environmental history. He teaches classes in hydrology and the environment.

    Contact Information

    Email    TRIMBLE@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  51314
  • Hartmut Walter

    P.O. Box 951524, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524

    (Emeritus) (Ph.D., Bonn, 1967) is Professor Emeritus with research interests in biogeography, globalization impacts on nature, animal ecology, ornithology, and extinction geography.

    Contact Information

    Email    hswalter@g.ucla.edu
    Office  1255 BUNCHE
    Phone  310-825-1071

ADJUNCT

  • Susanna Hecht

    Ph.D. in Geography, University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Urban Planning. Research Interests: Agroecology, Climate Change, Environmental History, Ethnicity and Development Politics, Food Systems, Forest Transition, Gender and Development, Indigenous Knowledge, Systems, Latin America, Matrix Ecology, Political Ecology, Tropics.

    AFFILIATE; (PhD, UC Berkeley)

    Contact Information

    Email    SBHECHT@UCLA.EDU
    Office  3250 PPB
    Phone  54676
  • Thomas Painter

    (PhD, 2002, Geography, UC Santa Barbara) At UCLA: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Geography; Research Faculty, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering JIFRESSE; and affiliation in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES). Research Scientist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Research Interests: snow hydrology, radiative impacts of light-absorbing impurities on snow and glacier melt, water resources from mountain snow and ice, multispectral remote sensing, and imaging spectroscopy.

    (Adjunct) (PhD, UC Santa Barbara, 2002)

    Contact Information

    Email    TPAINTER@JIFRESSE.UCLA.EDU
    Office  9258 BH
    Phone  +1.626.319.3111
  • Ananya Roy

    Professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare

    Ananya Roy is Professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare and inaugural Director of The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin.  She holds The Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy. Previously she was on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.  Ananya has a B.A. (1992) in Comparative Urban Studies from Mills College, a M.C.P. (1994) and a Ph.D. (1999) from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Office  Public Affairs 5367
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  • Michael Storper

    (Ph.D., Geography, University of California Berkeley) Professor of Urban Planning. Research Interests: Cities & New Technologies, Economic Development, Global Public Affairs, Innovation, Regional Political Economy, Urban Economics.

    AFFILIATE; (Ph.D UC Berkeley, 1982) Professor of Urban Planning

    Contact Information

    Email    STORPER@UCLA.EDU
    Office  3250 PPB
    Phone  52718