Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, who regularly teaches freshman level Geography and Environmental Science classes, including Sustainable Development, Environmental Geology, and Weather and Climate.

Over 25 years experience as a cartographer whose work includes a Historical Atlas of Central America, plus maps in over 200 books. Mapping consultant to conservation, sustainable development, and human rights organizations as well as the National Geographic Society. Current research includes working on a book about the history and current status of Mediterranean influences on Texas agriculture and their relationships to climate change. One part of this is a study of the recent development of olive production in Texas. The relationship between culture and development is a dominant theme in both teaching and research. Provides opportunities for students to work as research assistants.


Ph.D. Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 1986

M.A. Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977.

B.A. Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974.