Department Chair & Administrator


  • Armstrong

    Marc Armstrong

    Professor and Collegiate Fellow

    Phone: 319-335-0153
    Office: 313 Jessup Hall
    Area: GIScience theory and applications; high-performance computing; spatial analysis and cartography
  • Dave Bennett

    Dave Bennett

    Professor and Department Chair

    Phone: 319-335-0158
    Office: 306 Jessup Hall
    Area: geographic information science; the processes and effects of environmental decision-making, human/environment interactions
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    Margaret Carrel

    Associate Professor

    Phone: 319-335-0154
    Office: 305 Jessup Hall
    Area: geography of infectious disease, landscape genetics & disease ecology
  • Matt

    Matt Dannenberg

    Assistant Professor

    Phone: 3193350160
    Office: 308 Jessup Hall
    Area: global change ecology, terrestrial carbon and water cycles, climate variability and change, remote sensing, dendrochronology
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    Caglar Koylu

    Assistant Professor

    Phone: 319-335-0161
    Office: 303 Jessup Hall
    Area: GIScience, spatial data science, information visualization, human-computer interaction, mobility and geo-social networks
  • Marc Linderman

    Marc Linderman

    Associate Professor

    Phone: 319-335-1451
    Office: 309 Jessup Hall
    Area: remote sensing, human/environment interactions, land cover change, ecosystem dynamics
  • Meerdink

    Susan Meerdink

    Assistant Professor

    Phone: 319-467-1560
    Office: 324 Jessup Hall
    Area: remote sensing, machine learning, terrestrial ecology
  • Nichols

    Carly Nichols

    Assistant Professor

    Phone: 319-467-1728
    Office: 312 Jessup Hall
    Area: Political ecology, global health, gender issues in development, agriculture and food systems, politics of food and nutrition policy, feminist methods, disability studies, geographies of health and wellbeing, regional focus on South Asia
  • Claire Pavlik

    Claire Pavlik


    Phone: 319-335-1195
    Office: 326 Jessup Hall
    Area: economic geography
  • Tyler Priest

    Tyler Priest

    Associate Professor

    Phone: 319-335-2096
    Office: 280 Schaeffer Hall
    Area: history and geography of energy, energy policy, globalization
  • Heather Sander

    Heather Sander

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

    Phone: 319-353-2964
    Office: 307 Jessup Hall
    Area: urban ecology, ecosystem services, urban wildlife ecology and conservation, urban social-ecological systems
  • Silvia

    Silvia Secchi


    Phone: 319-335-1927
    Office: 310 Jessup Hall
    Area: Environmental impacts of agriculture, Water sustainability. Floodplain policy, Conservation policy, Adaptation and mitigation to climate change, Land use science, Integrated modeling
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    Eric Tate

    Associate Professor

    Phone: 319-335-0259
    Office: 302 Jessup Hall
    Area: flood hazards, vulnerability indicators, disaster recovery, social equity

Adjunct Faculty

Emeritus Faculty


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