The UMass geography faculty community consists of core geography faculty, visiting scholars, lecturers, continuing education instructors, UMass faculty affiliates, adjunct faculty and emeritus faculty.

Core Geography Faculty

Piper Gaubatz, Ph.D., California-Berkeley, 1989, Professor; Geography Program Head; Undergraduate Advisor. Urban, environmental history, China, Japan, United States. Click here for Piper Gaubatz’ webpage.


Stan Stevens, Ph.D., California-Berkeley, 1989, Senior Lecturer; Graduate Program Director.  Political ecology, environmental and conservation issues, environmental history, protected areas, indigenous peoples Click here for Stan Stevens’ webpage.



Eve Vogel, Ph.D. Oregon, 2007, Assistant Professor. Political and environmental geography, river governance, human-environmental history Click here for Eve Vogel’s webpage.


Qian Yu, Ph.D., California-Berkeley, 2005, Associate Professor. GIScience, remote sensing, spatial modeling, biogeography Click here for Qian Yu’s webpage.


2014-15 Visiting Faculty, Lecturers and Continuing Education Instructors Applegate

Toby Applegate, Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2014, Lecturer.


s_fitzgerald  Sean Fitzgerald, ABD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Continuing Education



Francis  Donna Francis, Ph.D, University of Michigan, 1995, Lecturer.




Edward Gasson   Edward Gasson, Ph.D., University of Bristol, 2013, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Climate System Reseach Center; Continuing Education



Sainan Lin   Sainan Lin, ABD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lecturer.




YHSun  Yonghua Sun, Ph.D, Capital Normal University, China, 2010.  Visiting Scholar.



White-Ted   Ted White, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013. Continuing Education.