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Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences
Phone: (203) 392-5834
Fax: (203) 392-5833
Jennings Hall 343

 

Patrick Heidkamp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.A., Sonoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Jennings Hall 343
heidkampc1@southernct.edu
203-392-5919 

Courses Taught:

  • GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
  • GEO 105 Food Systems
  • GEO 205 Economic Geography
  • GEO 305 Environmental Economic Geography (Iceland Field Course)
  • GEO 357 Coastal and Marine Geography
  • GEO 405 Environmental Justice (South Africa Field Course)
  • GEO 490 Seminar in Geographic Thought

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Economic Geography
  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Geographies of Food and Agriculture

 

Vincent T. Breslin. Ph.D.
Professor
B.S., St. Francis College; M.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology
Academic Science & Laboratory 207 B
breslinv1@southernct.edu
203-392-6602 

Courses Taught:

  • MAR 210 Coastal Marine Studies
  • MAR 250 Introduction to Coastal and Marine Pollution
  • MAR 460 Field and Laboratory Techniques in Marine Studies
  • ENV 491 Environmental Problem Solving
  • EVE 537 Analytic Techniques and Instrumentation
  • EVE 552 Long Island Sound: Environmental Perspectives
  • EVE 559 Energy Use and Global Climate Change

Research Interests:

  • Characterization of sediment metal contaminants in Long Island Sound harbors
  • Accumulation of contaminants in marine plants and animals

 

Susan H. Cusato, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.S., M.S., Southern Connecticut State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Jennings Hall 305
cusatos1@southernct.edu
203-392-6610 

Courses Taught:

  • GEO 105 Food Systems
  • ENV 101 Critical Thinking: Global Environmental Issues
  • ENV 491 Environmental Problem Solving
  • EVE 534 Readings and Research in Environmental Concerns
  • EVE 535 Environmental Teaching Methods
  • EVE 550 Environment and Belief: An Interplay of Systems

Research Interests:

  • Pollinators, Habitat and Beekeeping Processes
  • Environmental Education

 

Scott Graves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., University of Idaho
Jennings Hall 333
gravess1@southernct.edu
203-392-6604 

Courses Taught:

  • GEO 201 Physical Geography
  • ENV 100 Environmental Studies I
  • ENV 220 Global Climate Change
  • ENV 350 Environmental/Earth Systems Inquiry
  • EVE 400 Social Science Perspectives on Environment

Research Interests:

  • Coastal Geomorphology,
  • Coastal Ecology
  • µUAS (Drones)/Remote Sensing

  

Matthew Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Vermont, Burlington, M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens
Jennings Hall 318
millerm44@southernct.edu
203-392-5832 

Courses Taught:

  • GEO 270 Designing Maps
  • GEO 372 Cartography
  • GEO 360 Introduction to GIS
  • GEO 380 Remote Sensing
  • GEO 481 Spatial Analysis
  • GEO 460 GIS II

Research Interests:

  • GIS/Cartography
  • Biogeography
  • Remote Sensing

 

James Tait, Ph.D.
Professor
B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Academic Science & Laboratory 207 A
taitj1@southernct.edu
203-392-5838 

Courses Taught:

  • MAR 140 The World Ocean
  • MAR 210 Coastal Marine Studies
  • MAR 340 Coastal Processes/Environment
  • MAR 460 Field and Laboratory Techniques in Marine Studies
  • ENV 200 Environmental Studies II
  • ENV 220 Global Climate Change

Research Interests:

  • Coastal Impacts of Large Storms
  • Coastal Sediment Dynamics
  • Sedimentary Controls of Heavy Metal Distribution in the Marine Environment

  

Eric West, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B.S., James Madison University; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., San Diego State University
Jennings Hall 316
weste1@southernct.edu
203-392-6693 

Courses Taught:

  • GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
  • GEO 200 Human Geography
  • GEO 208 Political Geography
  • GEO 265 Recreation Geography
  • GEO 270 Designing Maps
  • GEO 362 Urban Geography 

Research Interests:

  • Politics of Exclusion/Bordering
  • Liminality, Marginal Spaces
  • Critical Geopolitics

 

Leon Yacher, Ph.D.
Professor
B.A., M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Jennings Hall 340
yacherl1@southernct.edu
203-392-5825 

Courses Taught:

  • GEO 100 People, Places, Environments
  • GEO 102 World Regional Geography
  • GEO 315 Geography of Connecticut
  • GEO 325 Geography of Latin America
  • GEO 344 Geography of Central Asia

Research Interests:

  • History of Geography in Latin America
  • Geography of Central Asia (Urban Geography/Forward Cities)
  • Geography of Connecticut

 

Faculty Emeriti

 

Geoffrey Martin (1966-1996)
Professor Emeritus of Geography and CSU Professor Emeritus
B.S., London School of Economics and Politics; M.A., University of Florida; P.G.C.E., Ph.D., University of London

Peter P. Sakalowsky (1970-2009)
Professor Emeritus of Geography
B.S., Worcester State College; M.A., Clark University; Ph.D., Indiana State University