People

Department Leadership

Lisa Benton-Short

Lisa Benton-Short

Department Chair

Professor of Geography 
Office Hours: 

Wednesdays 9-10 AM & 1-3 PM 
Online Virtual Office hours in Blackboard

Declan Cullen

Declan Cullen

Director of Undergraduate Advising

Assistant Professor
Office Hours: 

Melissa Keeley

Melissa Keeley

Director of Environmental Studies Program

Director of Enviromental and Sustainability Science

Associate Professor
Office Hours:                                         Tuesday 1-3 PM EST
Thursday 10-11 AM EST  https://gwu.webex.com/meet/keeley¬†

 

 

 


Core Faculty

Elizabeth Chacko

Elizabeth Chacko

Associate Provost for Special Programs & the Mount Vernon Academic Experience 

Professor of Geography & International Affairs

Ryan Engstrom

Ryan Engstrom

Director of Data Science

Associate Professor

Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00pm

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm

Moses Kansanga

Moses Kansanga

Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs 

Office Hours: Fridays 11am - 1pm

 

 

David Rain

David Rain

Geography Undergraduate Advisor

Associate Professor
Office Hours: 

Tuesdays/Thursdays 11-12:30 PM on Blackboard

Nikolay Shiklomanov

Nikolay Shiklomanov

Professor of Geography
Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 10:30 AM -12:30 PM and 15:30-17:00 PM

Dima Streletskiy

Dmitry Streletskiy

Associate Professor

Enviromental and Sustainability Science Advisor
Office Hours: 

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM

 

 


Adjunct Faculty 

Ali Hamdan

Ali Hamdan

Post-doctoral Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography

Richard Hinton

Richard Hinton

Spatial Analysis Lab Manager
Office Hours: 

Tuesday 7pm-8pm            Thursday 10ma-12pm

 


Graduate Students

 

Sarah Cassius
MS Student, Class of 2021

Justin Brown
MS Student, Class of 2022

Sonia Clemens
MS Student, Class 2022

Brooke Iacone
MS Student, Class of 2022

Jhovae Irving
MS Student, Class of 2022

Jacob Kania
MS Student, Class of 2021

 

Jonathan Kvilhaug
MS Student, Class of 2022

Tara McAllister
MS Student, Class of 2021

Madalena Monnier-Reyna
MS Student, Class of 2021

Arina Morozova
MS Student, Class of 2022

Mia Murray
MS Student, Class of 2022

Nicole Oveisi
MS Student, Class of 2021

 

Matthew Sosa 
MS Student, Class of 2022

Roman Velazquez 
MS Student, Class of 2022

Emily Zhang
MS Student, Class of 2021

Anna Zhu
MS Student, Class of 2021

 


Undergraduate Advisors

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