Faculty and Staff
The faculty of Valparaiso University’s geography and meteorology department bring extraordinary commitment and expertise to ensuring students’ success. Every professor in the geography and meteorology program at Valpo holds the highest degree in his or her field.
Teresa Bals-Elsholz, Ph.D. Professor of Meteorology and Chair, Department of Geography & Meteorology email@example.com 219.464.6003 Dynamic and synoptic meteorology, tropical systems, Southern Hemisphere weather, CoCoRaHS.
Jon Kilpinen, Ph.D. Former Professor of Geography and Former Dean, College of Arts & Sciences American historical geography and environmental history, Europe, political geography, GIS. Dean Kilpinen is now Provost at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Please contact the department chair if you would like to contact him.
Michael Longan, Ph.D. Professor of Geography firstname.lastname@example.org Cultural geography, urban geography and planning, communication geography, rural geography, landscape, neighborhood and community activism, cyberspace, East Asia.
Bharath Ganesh Babu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Geography email@example.com Globalization and the Environment, Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, Cartographic Design.
Jon Paul McCool, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Geography firstname.lastname@example.org (Pronouns: he/him/his) Geoarchaeology, Soils, Biorhexistasy Theory, African Humid Period, Sudan, North Africa, Geographic Information Systems, Earth Systems Science, Fluvial & Aeolian Sediment Transport, Anthropogenic Modification of Soil & Sediment Systems.
Adam Stepanek, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Meteorology email@example.com Aviation meteorology, Synoptic-dynamic meteorology, Mesoscale meteorology, Weather forecasting problems, Operational meteorology, Meteorological computing, Space weather, Military meteorology.
Administrative Assistant for Geography and Meteorology firstname.lastname@example.org 219.464.6003 Please contact the department chair