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Bharath Ganesh-Babu

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Instructor

M.Sc. University of Madras 1997

Specialties: Environmental applications of Remote Sensing and GIS, Physical Geography, Biogeography, Conservation, and Human Interactions with the Environment

 

 

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Ronald A. Janke

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Professor

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1976

Specialties: geomorphology, American Indians, North America

Publications:

"The Loss of Indian Lands in Wisconsin, Montana, and Arizona." In American Indians: Cultural Geography, 2nd ed., ed. Thomas E. Ross, Tyrel G. Moore, and Laura R. King, 121-142. Southern Pines, NC: Karo Hollow Press, 1995.
"Population, Reservations, and Federal Indian Policy." In Dictionary of Native American Literature, ed. Andrew Wiget, 155-173. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994.
"Indian Land-Tenure Problems in the United States." In Themes in Rural History of the Western World, ed. Richard Herr, 140-164. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1993.

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Jon T. Kilpinen

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Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1994

Specialties: American historical geography, Europe, political geography, GIS

Publications:

"The Mountain Horsebarn." In Baseball, Barns, and Bluegrass: A Geography of American Folklife, ed. George O. Carney, 65-71. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1998.
The Mountain West: Interpreting the Folk Landscape (with Terry G. Jordan and Charles F. Gritzner). Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
"Finnish Cultural Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest." Pacific Northwest Quarterly 86, no. 1 (Winter 1994/95): 25-34.

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Michael W. Longan

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Associate Professor
Chair Urban Studies Committee

Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000

Specialties: Cultural Geography, Urban Geography, Communications Geography, Landscape, neighborhood and community activism, cyberspace, East Asia.

Publications:

"Playing With Landscape: Social Process and Spatial Form in Video Games." Aether 2 (2008): 23-40.

"Visions of community and mobility: the community networking movement in the USA." Social & Cultural Geography 6, no. 6 (2005):849-864.

"Building a Global Sense of Place: The Community Networking Movement in the United States." Urban Geography 23, no. 3 (2002): 213-236.

"Geography's Conquest of History in The Diamond Age" (with Tim Oakes) in Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction eds. Rob Kitchin and James Kneale, 39-56. London: Continuum, 2002.

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Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany, 2001

Specialties: dynamic and synoptic meteorology

Publications:

"The Wintertime Southern Hemisphere Split Jet: Structure, Variability, and Evolution" (with E. H. Atallah, L. F. Bosart, T. A. Wasula, M. J. Cempa, and A. R. Lupo). Journal of Climate, 14, no. 21 (November 2001): 4191-4215.

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Craig Clark

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Iowa State University, 2007

M.S. University of Kansas, 1994

Specialties: boundary layer meteorology, climatology

Publications:

"Numerical Simulations of the Effect of Soil Moisture and Vegetation Cover on the Development of Deep Convection" (with Raymond W. Arritt). Journal of Applied Meteorology, 34, no. 9 (September 1995): 2029-2045.

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Kevin Goebbert

 

 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, 2009

 

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Bart J. Wolf

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Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991

Specialties: large- and small-scale forecasting, severe storms, thermodynamics

Publications:

"The Mesoscale Forcing of a Midlatitutde Upper-Tropospheric Jet Streak by a Simulated Convective System. Part I: Mass Circulation and Ageostrophic Processes" (with Donald R. Johnson). Monthly Weather Review 123, no. 4 (April 1995): 1059-1087.
"The Mesoscale Forcing of a Midlatitutde Upper-Tropospheric Jet Streak by a Simulated Convective System. Part II: Kinetic Energy and Resolution Analysis" (with Donald R. Johnson). Monthly Weather Review 123, no. 4 (April 1995): 1088-1111.

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Rusta Ault

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Geography and Meteorology Administrative Assistant

I have been a computer programmer for about 15 years at Bethlehem Steel, Indiana Information Controls, and most recently at Jaymar Ruby, Inc. (now Trans-Apparel Group in Michigan City) I have also taught math at Oregon Davis and computer programming at Elston High School in Michigan City. I have been a teacher's aide and substitute teacher. Hobbies include gardening, arts and crafts, and playing piano.

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Wenxian Lu

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Computer Support Specialist for Geography and Meteorology

Also a Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy


B.S. Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
B.S. Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology , Anhui, China
Masters in Astronomy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Previous Work
Research Associate at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China; Visiting scientist at Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, British Columbia; Visiting scientist at Institute of Space and Terrestrial Science, Space Astro-Physics Lab, Toronto; Visiting research scientist at University of Calgary; Research Scientist at University of Toronto; Scientific programmer at Emergency Information Technology (a NASA contractor)
Maryland; Catholic University of America, Maryland (also a NASA contractor)

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