Geography Experts

Solange Muñoz

Assistant Professor

Solange Muñoz’s research interests are concerned with political, economic, and socio-spatial processes of marginalization and contestation.

Liem Tran

Associate Professor

Liem Tran is an environmental geographer and GIS/geospatial analyst. His primary research interests include integrated regional vulnerability assessment and the use of artificial intelligence in geographic analysis and modeling.

Nicholas Nagle

Associate Professor

Nicholas Nagle is an expert in censuses and surveys, especially the US Census Bureau, statistics and data visualization, and population forecasting.

Kelsey Ellis

Kelsey Ellis

Assistant Professor

Kelsey Ellis is a physical geographer specializing in meteorology and climatology. Her research focuses mainly on extreme and hazardous weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme temperatures and precipitation. She also studies the climate variability across urban neighborhoods.

Micheline van Riemsdijk

Associate Professor of Geography

Micheline van Riemsdijk studies international skilled migration. Her work investigates questions of belonging and exclusion, barriers to the free movement of skilled labor, the restructuring of skilled labor markets, and the lived experiences of skilled migrants.

Sally P. Horn

Chancellor's Professor in Geography, Director of the Initiative for Quaternary Paleoclimate Research, Co-director of the Laboratory of Paleoenvironmental Research

Sally Horn uses sediment cores and other natural archives to investigate Quaternary climate change and human-environment interactions in the circum-Caribbean region and southeastern US.

Derek Alderman


Derek Alderman is an expert in cultural and historical geography, specifically related to public memory, heritage tourism, the civil rights movement, and African-American history.