EGGS Faculty and Staff

EGGS Faculty and Staff


Michael Shepard

Dr. Michael Shepard, Professor and Chair. Remote Sensing, Planetary Geology, Geophysics

Office: Hartline 242
Email: mshepard@bloomu.edu
570-389-4568

Personal Website: http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/mshepard

Dr. Shepard earned a B.S. in Physics (1984) from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Science (1994) from Washington University.

His research interests include Geology of the Terrestrial Planets and Asteroids, Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces, and Fractal Characteristics of Geologic Surfaces.

Other Activities
Mars Exploration Rover Steering Committee

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Patricia Beyer

Dr. Patricia Beyer, Associate Professor. Water Resources, Surface Hydrology, Physical Geography
(Dr. Beyer is currently serving as the Assistant Dean of the College of Science and Technology)

Office: Hartline 243
Email: pbeyer@bloomu.edu
570-389-4570

Dr. Beyer earned a B.A. in Geography and English (1990), Valparaiso University, M.S. in Geography (1992), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ph.D. in Geography (1997), Arizona State University.

Her research interests include Fluvial and Dryland Geomorphology, Human Impact on Hydrology and Rivers and Environmental History.

Other Activities
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geographic Honorary)
International Society for River Science (ISRS)
Pennsylvania Geographical Society
Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary)
Generally causing trouble
Webmaster for AAG Middle States Division

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


John Bodenman

Dr. John Bodenman, Professor. Economic, Urban, and Cultural Geography

Office: Hartline 131
Email: jbodenm2@bloomu.edu
570-389-4697

Dr. Bodenman earned a B.S. Economics (1985), Willamette University, M.S. in Resources Economics (1991), Pennsylvania State University and Ph.D. in Geography (1995), Pennsylvania State University.

His research interests include Spatial Dynamics of the Producer Services Sector, Processes of Economic Change at the Sub-national Level and Regional Economic Development Programs and Policies.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers
Community Development Society
Regional Science Association International
Pennsylvania Geographical Society
Advisor to Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), Geographical Honor Society


Jeff Brunskill

Dr. Jeff Brunskill, Associate Professor. Meteorology, GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

Office: Hartline 130
Email: jbrunski@bloomu.edu
570-389-4355

Dr. Brunskill earned a B.S. in Meteorology (1999), North Carolina State University, M.A. in Geography (2002), University at Buffalo, and Ph.D. in Geography (2005), University at Buffalo.

His research interests include Weather and Society, Communication of Weather Information to the Public, Geographic Information Systems & Science, Geographic Education.

Other Activities
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
National Council for Geographic Eduction (NCGE)

Websites
Bloomsburg University Weather Station - the Weather Den
Bloomsburg Solar Array
Green Campus Initiative

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Craig Dalton

Dr. Craig Dalton, Assistant Professor. Cartography and GIS

Office: Hartline 120
Email: cdalto2@bloomu.edu
570-389-3902

Personal Webpage

Dr. Dalton earned a B.A. in Geography (2004) at Vassar College and Ph.D. in Geography (2012) at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His research interests include the geoweb, neogeography, Google Maps, Counter-mapping, maps and social movements, GIS and cartographic design and cultural geography.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
Counter-Cartographies Collective, founding member (3Cs)


3D model of DoeCreekRecArea

Dr. Tina Delahunty, Assistant Professor. GIS, Remote Sensing, Land Cover Change

Office: Hartline 242
Email: tdelahun@bloomu.edu
570-389-5181

Dr. Delahunty received her M.A. in Geography (1998) from Florida Atlantic University, and her Ph.D. in Geography (2002) from Florida Atlantic University

Her research interests include spatial and temporal analysis of Holocene land cover and environmental change using remote sensing, GIS, and palynology.

Selected Recent Publications:
2012 Delahunty, T., Lewis-Gonzales, Sarah; Phelps, Jack; Sawicki, Ben; Roberts, Charles; and Carpenter, Penny. “Land cover change and remote sensing in the classroom: An exercise to study urban growth.” Journal of Geography. 111: 113-122.

2010 Roberts, Charles, and Delahunty, T. “A technique for creating animated maps of urbanized areas using Landsat imagery.” Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. 33: 18-23

Recent Awards:
2013 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (Recreational Trails Program)
On behalf of Doe Mountain Recreation Authority: “Improving Public Access to the Doe Mountain
Recreation Area” $249,000

2012 Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative
PI: “Doe Mountain Recreation Area Master Plan: A Blueprint for Complementary Tourism
Development and Water and Natural Resources Protection”
Collaboration with The Nature Conservancy $100,000


Dr. Alan Gishlick

Dr. Alan Gishlick, Instructor. Evolution, Taphonomy, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Office: Hartline 244
Email: agishlic@bloomu.edu
570-389-3842

Dr. Gishlick earned a BA in Geology (1995) from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and a PhD in Geology and Geophysics (Paleontology) from Yale University (2002).

His research interests include evolution of form, function, and behavior in living and fossil organisms; taphonomy; and sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Other Activities
Growing orchids and living fossil plants
collecting fossils

Curriculum Vitae coming soon!


Dr. Jennifer Haney

Dr. Jennifer Haney, Assistant Professor. Environmental Hazards

Office: Hartline 136
Email: jhaney@bloomu.edu
570-389-5305

Dr. Haney earned B.A. in Geography with Environmental Planning option (2003) from Bloomsburg University, an M.A. in Geography (2006) from Binghamton University, and a Ph.D. in Geography (2010) from the University of South Carolina.

Her research interests include Environmental Hazards and Vulnerability, Societal Responses to Environmental Hazards, Hazard perception, and Spatial Patterns of Terrorism.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG), Hazards Specialty Group
Gamma Theta Upsilon (International Geography Honor Society)
Faculty advisor, Colleges Against Cancer – Bloomsburg University Chapter

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards


Haney, Jennifer J. 2014. Exploring Hurricane Sandy Using a Town Hall Meeting. Presentation at InTeGrate Workshop: Teaching about Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.

Gao, Peng; Diansheng Guo; Ke Liao; Jennifer J. Webb; and Susan L. Cutter. 2013. Early Detection of Terrorism Outbreaks Using Prospective Space-Time Scan Statistics. The Professional Geographer 65(4): 676-691.


John Hintz

Dr. John Hintz, Associate Professor. Environmental Issues and Politics

Office: Hartline 244
Email: jhintz@bloomu.edu
570-389-4140

Dr. Hintz earned a B.S. Geography (1988) at Florida State University, M.S. in Geography (1998) at University of Idaho and Ph.D. in Geography (2005) at the University of Kentucky.

His research interests include environmental geography, environmental/land use: politics and governance, History of U.S. Conservation Movement, biodiversity and wilderness conservation, Geographic Research Methodologies - GIS and Thematic Mapping and Archival and Document Research.

Other Activities
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Society for Conservation GIS
Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS)

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Sandra Kehoe-Forutan

Dr. Sandra Kehoe-Forutan, Professor. Urban, City, Regional, and Environmental Planning

Office: Hartline 126
Email: skehoe@bloomu.edu
570-389-4106

Dr. Kehoe-Forutan earned a B.A. (Honors) in Geography (1980) from Queen's University, an MCRP in Planning (1982) from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Geography/Planning (1991) from Queensland University.

Her research interests include Torres Strait Islands, Australia, Necrogeography, and Campus Planning.

Other Activities
Faculty Advisor, Mapping, Planning, Environment and Rocks Society (MaPERs - student activity group)
Chair, BU Space and Facilities Committee


Dr. Brett McLaurin

Dr. Brett McLaurin, Associate Professor. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Office: Hartline B38
Email: bmclauri@bloomu.edu
570-389-4142

Dr. McLaurin earned a B.S. in Geology (1993), University of North Carolina - Wilmington, M.S. in Geology (1995), University of North Carolina - Wilmington and Ph.D. in Geology (2000), University of Wyoming.

His research interests include Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, Geoarchaeology and Remote Sensing and GIS.

Other Activities
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists
Bloomsburg University Geological Society (advisor)
Snake Handling
Video Games


Dr. Matthew Ricker

Dr. Matthew Ricker, Assistant Professor. Environmental Science, Soils, Biogeochemistry, Wetlands

Office: Hartline 130
Email: mricker@bloomu.edu
570-389-4350

Personal Webpage

Dr. Ricker earned a B.S. in Geology (2006) from University of Mary Washington, an M.S. in Environmental Sciences (2010) from the University of Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in Forestry (2013) from Auburn University.

He is interested in terrestrial biogeochemistry, soil carbon accounting, impacts of land use on floodplain and lacustrine systems, plant litter decomposition and nutrient cycling, above and belowground net primary productivity, urban ecosystems, subaqueous soils, plant-soil interactions, and incorporation of innovative approaches (palynology, radionuclides, etc.) in environmental soil science research.

Other Activities
Soil Science Society of America
Soil Judging
Fishing


Dr. Stephanie Shepherd Prater - Fluvial Geomorphology

Dr. Shepard Prater is now teaching at Auburn University. We wish her luck in her new adventure!


Ms. Cheryl Smith

Ms. Cheryl Smith - Department Secretary

Office: Hartline 127
Email: csmit3@bloomu.edu
570-389-4108

Ms. Smith earned a B.S. in Communications (1984) from Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Other Activities
Editor and proofreader
Bloomsburg University Clerical Organization
Bloomsburg University Secretarial Roundtable


Cynthia Venn

Dr. Cynthia Venn, Professor. Oceanography, Marine Geology, Aqueous Geochemistry

Office: Hartline B39
Email: cvenn@bloomu.edu
570-389-4141

Dr. Venn earned a B.A. in General Biology (1974), Vanderbilt University, M.S. in Oceanography (1980), Texas A & M University and Ph.D. in Geology (1996), University of Pittsburgh.

Her research interests include Antarctic Research, Distribution of pelagic barnacles of the tropical Pacific Ocean with respect to hydrologic parameters, and sea ice communities in the Antarctic Pack Ice.

Other Activities
Marine Science Consortium, Academic Advisory Council Representative
Organizing Committee for the BU Institute for Environmental Analysis


Dr. Jennifer Whisner

Dr. Jennifer Whisner, Assistant Professor. Groundwater Hydrology, Geomorphology

Office: Hartline B43
Email: jwhisner@bloomu.edu
570-389-4139

Dr. Jennifer Whisner earned a B.S. in Chemistry (1991), University of Michigan, M.S. in Geology (1994), Western Michigan University, and Ph.D. in Geology (2010), University of Tennessee.

Her research interests include hydrogeology - contaminant fate and transport/hydrocarbon tracers, human impacts on stream channels, and development of curvature in mountain chains.

Other Activities
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
Columbia-Montour Coalition for Source Water Protection (CMC4SWP)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Mapping, Planning, Environment and Rocks Society (MaPERS) advisor
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
National Groundwater Association (NGWA)

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Dr. S. Christopher Whisner

Dr. S. Christopher Whisner, Associate Professor. Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology

Office: Hartline B42
Email: swhisner@bloomu.edu
570-389-4746

Dr. Whisner earned a B.S. in Geology (1994) at Western Michigan University, M.S. in Geology (1998) from Western Michigan University and Ph.D. Geology (2005) from the University of Tennessee.

His research interests include Structural Geology, Paleoseismology, Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing, Planetary Remote Sensing and Terrestrial Analogs to Martian Sedimentary Processes.

Other Activities
Structural Geology
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists
Mapping, Planning, Environment and Rocks Society (MaPERS) advisor
Butter Sculpting
Electronic games played on a video display device

Publications, Presentations, Grants and Awards
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Shalalam Amin - Environmental, Soils, Coastal, and Physical Geography
Dr. Duane Braun - Pleistocene Geology, Surficial Deposit Mapping
Dr. Dale Springer - Paleontology, Paleoecology, and Geoscience Education
Dr. Karen Trifonoff - Cartography and Geographic Education