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Faculty

Faculty are divided into two categories: Core and Graduate Faculty. Core faculty are central to the department. They teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate faculty may be based out of another department at Rutgers. They advise graduate students only. Graduate faculty includes the core faculty.

D. Asher Ghertner
Associate Professor
(Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley)
Office: Lucy Stone Hall Room B-238
Phone: (732) 445-4128
Email: mailto:a.ghertner@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: the politics of displacement, rule & resistance, urban geography, development, aesthetic politics, ethnography, India
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Robin Leichenko
Professor and Department Chair
(Ph.D., Penn State)
Phone: (848) 445-4056
Email: mailto:robin.leichenko@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: economic geography, climate & society, urban & regional vulnerability and resilience, equity & environmental justice, globalization
Core Faculty

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Carrie Mott
Instructor
(Ph.D. University of Kentucky)
Phone: (848) 445-4362
Email: mailto:carrie.mott@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: political geography, feminist geography, social justice movements, grassroots politics, borders, difference, pedagogies, activism, race, whiteness, solidarity, US/Mexico borderlands
Core Faculty

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Paul O'Keefe
Instructor
Phone: (848) 445-4356
Email: mailto:paul.okeefe@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Development Geography, Political Ecology, Human-Environment Relations, Adaptation to Climate Change, Vulnerability, Livelihoods Approaches, Tanzania
Core Faculty

Curriculum Vita

Kevon Rhiney
Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of the West Indies)
Phone: (848) 445-4375
Email: mailto:kevon.rhiney@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: global environmental change, social and environmental justice, food security, Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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David Robinson
Professor
NJ State Climatologist
(Ph.D., Columbia)
Phone: (848) 445-4741
Email: mailto:david.robinson@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: My research interests run the spatial gamut from global to local, with an underlying theme being the development of a better understanding of the climate system.
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Kevin St Martin
Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Clark)
Phone: (848) 445-3634
Email: mailto:kstmarti@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: economic geography, diverse economies, political ecology, community and commons, critical cartographies, GIS
Core Faculty, Graduate Faculty

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Contact Us

Department of Geography-Rutgers University
Lucy Stone Hall
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Voice  848.445.4103 or 848.445.4107
Fax  732.445.0006
Email: Cleo.Bartos@rutgers.edu