Faculty & Staff

About our Faculty & Staff

The Department of Geography and Planning has a dedicated faculty that offers a diverse and comprehensive program in areas that represent:

Geography & Planning faculty members at work

  • Biogeography
  • Cartography
  • Climatology
  • Community Development
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Dendroecology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • GIScience
  • Global Studies
  • Historical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Transportation and Land Use
  • Urban Planning

Our faculty is committed to providing exceptional teaching as well as scholarship and service. Please see the faculty profiles below for individual information and accomplishments.


Robert N. Brown
Associate Professor of Geography
Kara E. Dempsey
Assistant Professor of Geography
Adjunct Instructor
Robin Hale
GIS Lab Supervisor & Instructor
Misty Mayfield
Academic Advisor, Instructor
Baker Perry
Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor
Joe Quinn
Adjunct Instructor
Art Rex
Instructor & Institutional Research and Planning Director
Kathleen Schroeder
Professor & Department Chair
Anton Seimon
Research Assistant Professor 

Elizabeth Shay
Assistant Professor


Kelly Boone
Administrative Support
Administrative Assistant