Adjunct Faculty


Graduate Students

Photo of Mr. Matthew Balentine

Matthew Balentine

Assistant Professor

119 Wesleyan Hall


Nature-Society Interactions, Social Dimensions of Hazards, Health Geography, Critical GIS, Electoral Geography


Wayne P. Bergeron, LTC (Ret.) US Army, D.Sc.

Assistant Professor

129C Wesleyan Hall


Emergency and disaster management, homeland security, terrorism, intelligence, inter- agency cooperation, crime and law enforcement



Jian Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

112 Wesleyan Hall

GIS, big data analytics, environmental hazards, water resources, remote sensing
Dr. Albert Fulton

Albert Fulton, PhD

Visiting Instructor

129B Wesleyan Hall


Paleoecology and Paleoclimatology, Pollen Analysis, Historical Ecology, Geoarchaeology
Dr. Lisa Keys-Mathews

Lisa Keys-Mathews, PhD, GISP


Commons 213


Environmental hazards, disaster recovery, image processing, GIS, nature and society interaction
Dr. Mario Mighty

Mario A. Mighty, PhD, GISP

Associate Professor

105 Wesleyan Hall


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

Michael Pretes, PhD

Professor and chair 

111 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

 Professor and Graduate Coordinator 

120 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


Brad Baker

Mr. Brad Baker

Adjunct Faculty Geography
Robert Nall

Mr. Robert Nall

Adjunct Faculty Geography
Mrs. Tama Nunnelley

Mrs. Tama Nunnelley

Adjunct Faculty Geography
Amanda Oakley

Ms. Amanda Oakley

Adjunct Faculty Geography


Ms. Deanna Bowers

Ms. Deanna Bowers

Sr. Administrative Assistant

129 Wesleyan Hall

Graduate Students

John Crowell

John Crowell 

(B.S. in GIS, University of North Alabama, 2019)

Trinity, AL GIS, Remote Sensing, National Parks, Historical Geography, Urban Planning, North America
Priscilla Lema

Priscilla Lema

(B.S. in Environment and Society, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014)

Anchorage, AK GIS, Planning and Adaptation to Environmental Change and Hazards, Landscape, Arctic
Jackson Miller

Jackson Miller

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

Elkmont, AL GIS
Jenna Miller

Jenna Miller

(B.S. in GIS, University of North Alabama, 2017)

Muscle Shoals, AL Geopolitics, Urban/City Planning, Remote Sensing using UAVs
Steve Osera

Stephen Osero

(B.S. in Environmental Science, Kenyatta University , 2015)

Nyamira, Kenya Climate Change and Precision Agriculture, GIS, and Remote Sensing
Abbie Smith

Ashlee Romer

(B.S. in Criminal Justice, University of North Alabama, 2018)

Nassau, Bahamas GIS, Environmental
Paul Williams

Paul Williams

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

Bear Creek, AL GIS, Environmental GIS, Public Lands, Hemp Economy
Photo of Graduate Student Chase Womack.

Chase Womack

(B.S. in Geography and Political Science, University of North Alabama, 2019)

Florence, AL China, South China Sea Dispute, Asia, Geopolitics, Soft Power, Media, and Space