Adjunct Faculty


Graduate Students

Dr. David Brommer

David M. Brommer, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

129B Wesleyan Hall


Climatology, climate change, nature and society interaction, environmental hazards

Jian Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

112 Wesleyan Hall

GIS, big data analytics, environmental hazards, water resources, remote sensing
Dr. Greg G. Gaston

Greg G. Gaston, PhD, GISP


119 Wesleyan Hall


Physical geography, remote sensing, geomorphology, climatology, GIS, North America
Dr. Lisa Keys-Mathews

Lisa Keys-Mathews, PhD, GISP

Professor and Director of Quality Enhancement Plan

111 Wesleyan Hall


Environmental hazards, disaster recovery, image processing, GIS, nature and society interaction
Dr. Francis T. Koti

Francis T. Koti, PhD, GISP

Professor and Chair

129C Wesleyan Hall


Regional development and planning, urban geography, GIS and society, Africa
Dr. Mario Mighty

Mario A. Mighty, PhD

Assistant Professor and Lab Coordinator

105 Wesleyan Hall


GIS, agriculture, sustainability, economic development, Caribbean geography, geospatial applications for developing countries
Dr. Michael J. Pretes

Michael Pretes, PhD


120 Wesleyan Hall


Economic development, geography of finance, political geography, cultural geography, tourism, National Parks, Australia, Pacific Islands, North America, Arctic
Dr. Sunhui Sim

Sunhui (Sunny) Sim, PhD, GISP

Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator

117 Wesleyan Hall


GIS, remote sensing, urban geography, geographic modeling, geographic visualization, East Asia

Dr. Bill Strong

William (Bill) R. Strong, PhD, GISP

Professor Emeritus

104 Wesleyan Hall


Cultural geography, cartography, geographic education, geographic thought, Middle East, Latin America

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Rae Atencio

Mr. Jose R. Atencio, III

Adjunct Faculty



Mr. Brad Baker

Adjunct Faculty

Mr. Thomas Mathews

Mr. Thomas Mathews

Adjunct Faculty Geography

Mr. Robert Nall

Adjunct Faculty

Mrs. Tama Nunnelley

Mrs. Tama Nunnelley

Adjunct Faculty Geography

Ms. Amanda Oakley

Adjunct Faculty



Mrs. Marissa Gatlin

Mrs. Marissa Gatlin

Administrative Assistant

129A Wesleyan Hall

Graduate Students

Donald O. Akanga Avatar

Akanga, Donald O.

(B.S. in environmental studies and community development, Kenyatta University, 2013)

Lugari, Kenya GIS, sustainable development, rural geography
Simon Bevis Avatar

Simon Bevis

(B.A. in history, Birmingham Southern College)

Jacksonville, AL Sustainable agriculture, urban agriculture
Sandor Dibble

Sandor Dibble

(B.S. in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University, 2017)

Starkville, MS Climate change, wildlife distribution studies
Paul Graham

Paul Graham

(B.S. in environmental horticulture, University of California, Davis, 2000)

Lompoc, CA Spatial modeling and analysis, urban forestry, landscape management
Tucker Green

Tucker Green

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2015)

Gilbertsville, PA Economic Development, sustainability, Haiti, the Caribbean, cultural geography

Jun Jackson

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2012)

Guin, AL Noise mapping, urban/regional planning, geospatial science
Randee M. Jeske Avatar

Randee M. Jeske

(B.S. in geography, Jacksonville State University, 2016)

Jacksonville, AL Biogeography
Katie Kelsoe

Katie M. Kelsoe

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2016)

Athens, AL Heat mapping, space utilization
John Murphy Avatar

John Murphy

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2014)

Rogersville, AL Military science, GIS, GIS programming
Jordan Niedzwiecki

Jordan Niedzwiecki

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2013)

Prattville, AL GIS, military master planning, urban/regional planning

Matthew Taylor

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2007)

Florence, AL Healthcare, spatial epidemiology, statistics
Roshan Mark Singh Matharu

Roshan Mark Singh Matharu

(B.S. in geography, Madras University, 2013)

Bangalore, India Urban planning, sustainability, environmental tourism
Abigail Smith

Abigail Smith

(B.A. in Geography, Auburn University, 2017)

Muscle Shoals, AL Medical and health geography, GIS
Blake Staggs Avatar

Blake Staggs

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2008)

Waynesboro, TN Geospatial science
Casey Vinson Avatar

Casey Vinson

(B.S. in geography, University of Alabama, 2011)

Moulton, AL Micropolitan statistical areas, beer geography
Christian Walker Avatar

Chris Walker

(B.S. in geography, University of North Alabama, 2015)

Jasper, AL Sustainability, eco-tourism, the Caribbean, agriculture
Chandler White

Chandler White

(B.A. in geography, Auburn University, 2009)

Chicago, IL Invasive macrophytes, community ecology, phylogenetics, bioinformatics