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Associate Professor
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5642
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 250: WIP Writing in G&ES
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 350: Climate Change: International Policy and Politics
GES 357: Geography of Natural Hazards
GES 359: Environmental Planning
GES 360: Environmental Justice and Activism
GES 370: Interdisciplinary Seminar on Climate Change
GES 380: Field Methods
GES 383: Internship in G&ES
GES 391: GIS 1
GES 416: GIS for Natural Systems Management
GES 435: Seminar in Physical Geography
GES 445: Seminar in Resource Management and Decision-Making
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

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., Rhoads, B.L, and Thomas J. Bassett. 2022. Standardizing No Net Loss Stream Mitigation Assessment Methods: Tradeoffs between Expediency and River ScienceJournal of the American Water Resources Association. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.13045

Peimer, Alex W., Krzywicka, A.E., Cohen, D.B., Van den Bosch, K., Buxton, V.L., Stevenson, N.A., and Jeffrey W. Matthews. 2016. National-Level Wetland Policy Specificity and Goals Vary According to Political and Economic IndicatorsEnvironmental Management: 1-13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-016-0766-3

Room BBH 344C
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

(773) 442-5642
Office Hours
Spring 2024
Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
or by appointment

To schedule, email me!
Office hour Zoom link: See D2L
Main Campus