As a professor, my goal is to foster student’s interest and knowledge of geospatial analysis. An important component of my teaching is to develop student’s enthusiasm and engagement on the subject, by incorporating real world case studies relevant to current global problems.  My teaching approach inspires a critical interpretation of information, technical and analytical expertise, as well as oral and graphical communication skills, which are important to prepare students for the job market or higher-level studies.


I teach courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Although the majority of students major in Geography, Earth System Science, Environmental Science, and Global Environmental Studies, there is an increased interest from other majors such as Biology, Economics, and International Development.


Former Courses:

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science (GEOG 190 / IDCE 310) Spring 2018, 2019
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science for Graduate Students (IDCE 310) – Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Science for Undergraduate Students (GEOG 190) – Spring 2015, 2016, 2017 ; Fall
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing for M.S. GIS students (GEOG 383.01) – Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Species Distribution Modeling (GEOG 330) Spring 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Conservation GIS (GEOG 389)
  • Habitat Modeling (GEOG 386.02)

Directed Studies and Rare Courses:

  • GEOG 39910. Directed Studies: Spatial Modeling. Spring 2019
  • GEOG 39910. Directed Studies: Species Distribution Modeling. Fall 2014, Fall 2015
  • GEOG 39925. Directed Studies: Evaluating similarities between IUCN red list and rapid assessments in Peru.  Spring 2014
  • IDCE 31290. Directed Studies in Land Cover Change Modeling. Spring Semester 2012