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Dr. Erick Howenstine
Erick
Howenstine
Chair, Economics and Geography & Environmental Studies
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5647
Expertise
Higher Education Administration, Population Geography, GIS, Cartography
Courses Taught
GES 377: Computer Cartography
GES 391: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I
Research Interests
Class Based Segregation, Higher Education, GIS, Cartography
Education

Ph.D., Geography, University of Washington

M.A., Geography, Southern Illinois University

M.A., Journalism, Southern Illinois University

B.A., Journalism, Southern Illinois University

B.A., Advertising, Southern Illinois University

 

Selected Publications

“Adrift and Focused in Academia: The Chair’s Role,” in The Department Chair 23:1 pp 8-10, Summer 2012

“Segregation by Class Within Racial/Ethnic Groups in Chicago,” Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society. Spring 2011 52:1 p 1-21

“Distribution of Multicolored Asian Ladybird Beetle Harmonia axyridis (Coccinellidae) across Illinois,” Moneen M. Jones and Erick Howenstine Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society Fall 2008 50:2 1-19

“Grassland Birds: The Cook County Nesting Season Bird Census,” Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society Sanders, Elizabeth and Erick Howenstine Fall 2003

Expectations and Reality: A Case Study of Mexican Migration to Eastern Washington. Migration World* No.1 / 2: 1996 pp 16-19.

"Measuring Demographic Change: The Split Tract Problem," The Professional Geographer November, 1993.

"Market Segmentation for Recycling", Environment and Behavior, January, 1993. 25:1, 86-102.

"20 Years of Media and Development in Latin America: Trajectories by Canonical Correlation". Gazette: International Journal of Mass Communication Studies: Amsterdam Feb. 1991.

"Applications of a Poster Assignment as a Teaching Device in Geography," Journal of Geography in Higher Education, October 1988: E. Howenstine, I. Hay, E. Delaney, J. Bell, F. Norris, A. Whelan, M. Pirani, T. Chow and A. Ross. pp 139-147

"Environmental Reporting: Shift from 1972 to 1980" Journalism Quarterly, January 1988. pp 842-845

"Suburbanization and Segregation in Chicago" Chapter, In EthniCity. (1996). C. Roseman, G. Thieme, and H. D. Laux, eds. Rowman and Littlefield p. 31-50

Using GIS to Reduce Automobile Traffic: A Case Study of University Commuters, Proceedings. Metropolitan Conference on Public Transportation Research. June 17, 1994

"Towards a Schematic Model of Communications Media and Development in Latin America" In Collapsing Space and Time: Geographic aspects of communication and information. S. Brunn and T. Leinbach, eds. London: Harper Collins 1991 pp 278-301 (chapter 13)

Misperception of Destination Encouraging Migration of Mexican Labor to Yakima Valley, Washington. Dissertation, University of Washington 11/3/89.

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Dennis Grammenos
Dennis
Grammenos
Geography Advisor
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5641
Expertise
Urban Geography and Urban Planning
Courses Taught
GES 104: World Geography
GES 213: Cultural Geography
GES 217: Urban Geography
GES 302M: Regional Geography: Russia and Central Asia
GES 302S: Regional Geography: Developing World
GES 302X: Regional Geography: Latin America
GES 314: Political Geography
GES 345: Medical Geography
GES 346: Geography of Metropolitan Chicago
GES 347: Gentrification and Urban Redevelopment
GES 348: Latino Chicago
GES 349: Environment and Urbanization
GES 361: Urban Planning
GES 389: Urban Design Studio
GES 401: Seminar in Cultural Geography
GES 411: Scope and Philosophy of Geography and Environmental Studies
GES 450: Seminar in Urban Planning
GES 471: Seminar in Urban Geography
GES 472: Seminar in Third World Issues
Research Interests
Urban Geography
Education

Ph.D. Geography (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

M.A. Geography & Environmental Studies (Northeastern Illinois University)

M.A. Russian & East European Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

A.B. Classics, Honors in History & Philosophy (Loyola U. of Chicago)

Additional Information

 

 

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Tuesday and Thursday 12:05pm-1:30pm
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Ting Liu
Ting
Liu
GIS Coordinator / Geography Advisor
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5645
Courses Taught
GES 372: GIS Across Disciplines
GES 302K: Regional Geography: East Asia
GES 313: Land Use and Land Cover Change
GES 351: Spatial Statistics
GES 383: Internship in G&ES
GES 387: Interactive Cartography
GES 388: Field Camp
GES 390: Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
GES 392: GIS II
GES 393: GIS III
GES 395: GIS Internship
GES 416: GIS for Natural Systems Management
GES 417: Urban Information Systems
GES 442: Geographic Problems in Quantitative Measurements
Research Interests
GIS, Remote Sensing, and Land Change Modeling
Education

Ph.D., Geography, Florida State University

M.S., Geographic Information Science, Florida State University

B.S., Urban and Rural Planning, Resource Management, Peking University, Beijing, China

Selected Publications

Liu, T. and Yang, X, 2019. Monitoring urban growth and land changes in Beijing, China’s capital city by remote sensing: progress and challenges. In: X. Yang and S. Jiang (Eds.), Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in China: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Springer Nature Switzerland.

Liu, T. and Yang, X. 2015. Land change modeling: status and challenges. In: J. Li and X. Yang (Eds), Monitoring and Modeling of Global Changes: A Geomatics Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer.     

Liu, T. and Yang, X. 2015. Monitoring land changes in an urban area using satellite imagery, GIS and landscape metrics. Applied Geography, 56:42-54

Liu, T. and Yang, X. 2013. Mapping vegetation in an urban area with stratified classification and multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment, 130:251-264

Liu, T. and Yang, X. 2012. Geospatial modeling of urban landscape changes through an agent-based approach. Proceedings of the 2012 AutoCarto International Symposium on Automated Cartography, Columbus, Ohio, September 16-18, 2012

Zhao, T., Brown, D., Fang, H., Theobald, D., Liu, T., and Zhang, T. 2012. Vegetation productivity consequences of human settlement growth in the eastern United States. Landscape Ecology, 27(8):1149-1165

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Dr Alex W Peimer
Alex
W.
Peimer
Environmental Studies Advisor
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5642
Expertise
Environmental planning and management, Environmental policy, Watershed science and management, Stream restoration and naturalization, Political ecology, Critical physical geography
Courses Taught
GES 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies
GES 205: Physical Geography
GES 218: Conservation of Natural Resources
GES 301: Great Lakes Environmental Management
GES 311: Social Dimensions of Water Resources Management
GES 319: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
GES 338: Sustainable Development
GES 357: Geography of Natural Hazards
GES 359: Environmental Planning
GES 380: Field Methods
GES 391: GIS 1
GES 416: GIS for Natural Systems Management
GES 455: Seminar in Environmental Planning
GES 456: Seminar in U.S. Environmental Policy
Research Interests
Surface water management, Biophysical outcomes of stream and watershed management and planning, Place-based watershed management, Democratization of environmental management and governance, Creation of environmental assessment methods, Environmental politics, Critical mapping
Education

Ph.D., Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., Geography, Kent State University

B.A., Geography (Geology minor), SUNY New Paltz

A.S., Natural Sciences, SUNY Cobleskill

Selected Publications

Peimer, Alex W., Adrianna E. Krzywicka, Dora B. Cohen, Kyle Van den Bosch, Valerie L. Buxton, Natalie A. Stevenson, and Jeffrey W. Matthews. 2016. "National-Level Wetland Policy Specificity and Goals Vary According to Political and Economic Indicators." Environmental Management: 1-13. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-016-0766-3    

 

 

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Main Campus
Melinda Storie
Melinda
Storie
Graduate Coordinator / Environmental Studies Advisor
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5697
Expertise
Conservation Psychology, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, Human Dimensions of Environmental Management, Research Methods
Courses Taught
GES 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies
GES 307: Environmental Education Seminar
GES 308 / PSYC 369: Conservation Psychology
GES 309: Principles and Methods of Environmental Interpretation
GES 344: Chicago River Issues
GES 374: Research Methods
GES 383: Internship in G&ES
GES 413: Advanced Research Methods
GES 440: Qualitative Research Methods in G&ES
GES 462: Seminar in Environmental Education
Research Interests
Human dimensions of natural resource management; Psychological aspects of human-nature interactions; Environmental values, attitudes, and behavior; Community-level sustainability; Interdisciplinary research methodology; Environmental education; Environmental interpretation
Education

Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Environmental Health, Illinois State University

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Wednesdays: 4:00-7:00 p.m
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Judith
Bock
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5640
Courses Taught
GES 305: Geography and Map Skills for Teachers
Research Interests
Geospatial Educator and Consultant GIS Applications
Education

M.A., Geography and Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University

B.A., Elementary Education (Geography), Northeastern Illinois University

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Thomas Brecheisen
Thomas
A.
Brecheisen
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5643
Expertise
Environmental Consulting and Engineering
Courses Taught
GES 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies
GES 205: Physical Geography
GES 218: Conservation of Natural Resources
Research Interests
Sustainable Development
Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.S., Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University

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Kari
Burnett
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5649
Courses Taught
GES 104: World Geography
GES 109A: First Year Experience: Global Chicago
GES 205: Physical Geography
GES 250: WIP: Writing in GES
GES 362: Population Geography
GES 374: Research Methods
Research Interests
Forced migration, Refugee resettlement and integration, Immigration policy and implementation.
Education

Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University

M.A., Geography, California State University, Los Angeles

B.A., Geography, Northern Illinois University

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Main Campus
Robyn Flakne smiles into the camera.
Robyn
A.
Flakne
Adjunct
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5639
Expertise
Urban Forestry, Green Infrastructure
Courses Taught
GES 323: Green Infrastructure Planning and Management
GES 327: Forest Resource Management
Research Interests
Application of green infrastructure to urban areas, maintenance of urban forest canopy, climate change impacts on urban forest, and public education regarding urban natural areas.
Education

Ph.D., Forestry, University of Minnesota

M.A., Geography and Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinios University

B.A., Biology, Augustana College

Selected Publications

Flakne, R. and R. Keller. 2012. “A Plan for Nature in Glenview”: Creating and implementing a natural resources plan at the community level. Environmental Practice 14(1):35-44.

Flakne, R.  2003.  The Holocene vegetation history of Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, USA.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33(6):1144-1166.

Davis, M.B., C. Douglas, R. Calcote, K. Cole, M. Winkler, and R. Flakne.  2000.  Holocene climate in the western Great Lakes National Parks and Lakeshores: implications for future climate change.  Conservation Biology 14 (4):968-983.

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