Geography Graduate Profiles

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Geography Graduate Profiles 





Donnie Kirk

Education: B.S. in Environmental Geosciences, Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. B.A. in Geography with emphasis in cartography and GIS.

Interests: Geomorphology,  GIS, sustainable development, resource management, and remote sensing

Committee: Dr.Thad Wasklewicz (Advisor), Dr. Paul Gares and Dr. Tom Allen


Joshua Baker

Education: B.S. in Elementary Education, concentration in social studies, East Carolina University, 2013

Interests: Memetics, ecology, sociolinguistics, human-environment interaction, environmental economics, political philosophy, political psychology, climate change, history

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD



Jaclyn Catania


Education: B.A. in Geography and Global Studies minor Geology, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY, 2013

Interests: Coastal geography, GIS, human-environmental interactions

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD




Eliud De Jesus


Education: B.A. in Geography from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (UPRRP), San Juan Puerto Rico, 2013

Interests: Sustainable planning and development, Urban Planning, Smart Growth, Transportation Planning, GIS, HAZUS

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD


Kelsey Gregg

Education: B.A. in Geography minor in Environmental Studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 2013

Interests: Sustainable planning and development, environmental impacts and policy, energy, climate change, GIS

Thesis: Mitigating Environmental, Economic, and Socio-political Impacts on Offshore Wind Farm Planning in North Carolina

Committee: Dr. Traci Birch (advisor), Dr. Tom Allen, and Dr. Holly Hapke


Calvin Harmin

Education: B.A. in Geography, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 2009

Interests: GIS, human-environment geography, water resources issues, industrial animal farming (CAFOs), political ecology

Thesis: TBA

Committee: TBD


Mitch Haynes

Education: B.S. Geography, Earth Science, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD, 2013

Interests: Geomorphology, remote sensing, GIS

Thesis: TBA

Committee: TBD


Jamie Heath

Education: B.S. in Applied Geography minor in Urban & Regional Planning and G.I.S. Certificate, East Carolina University, Greenville NC, 2013

Interests: Environmental planning, environmental justice, sustainable cities, land conservation

Thesis: Local Implementation of the State Wildlife Action Plan in Coastal North Carolina

Committee: Dr. Traci Birch (advisor), Dr. Anuradha Mukherji, Dr. Karen Mulcahy, Dr. Jeff Popke

   Jamie Wheeler-Heath

Nicholas Luchetti

Education: B.S. in Meteorology minor Geography and Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA, 2014

Interests: Atmospheric oscillations, oceanic-atmospheric interactions, climatology, severe weather, coastal processes, GIS, societal impacts, outdoor education

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD


Alex Moulton

Education: B.S. in Geography minor in Geology, University of West Indies, Mona Jamaica

Interests: Rural livelihoods, sustainable development, fisheries management, climate change

Thesis: Vulnerability and Resilience Among Small Farmers in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Committee: Dr. Jeffrey Popke, More TBD

   Alex Moulton

Mark Nissenbaum

Education: B.S. in Applied Atmospheric Science, Certificate in GIS, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2013

Interests: Tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, forecasting, radar and satellite meteorology, mesoscale and synoptic meteorology, severe weather, seismology, volcanology

Thesis: TBA

Committee: Dr. Rosana Nieto Ferreira (Advisor), Dr. Tom Rickenbach, more TBD


Nola Roberts

Education: Minor in Geography, The University of North Carolina, Wilmington NC

Interests: Urban Planning, smart growth and sustainable development

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD


Zachary Sefcovic

Education: B.S. in Meteorology, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 2014

Interests: Tropical Meteorology, Societal Impacts of Weather, Aviation/Transportation Meteorology, GIS

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD


Haley Shepard

Education: B.A. Geography, minor in Hispanic Studies, East Carolina University

Interests: Human geography, social justice, economics, EPZ/FTZ, politics, rural development, sustainability

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD


Jessica Van-Horn

Education: B.S. in Geography, University of Florida, 2014

Interests: Fluvial geomorphology, sedimentation, quantitative analysis, GIS

Thesis: TBD

Committee: TBD











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