I am an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. I hold several other Affiliated Faculty positions at both CU Denver and CU Boulder. Before moving to Colorado in 2009, I spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University where I was a Principal Investigator in Stanford’s Spatial History Project Lab. I have held subsequent Visiting Scholar positions at UCLA, Stanford and ETH Zurich. I hold a PhD in Geography (University Washington), a MS in Environmental Science and Management (University of California Santa Barbara) and a BA in Economics (University of California Santa Cruz). Among other appointments, I am the Environment and Society Section Editor of the journal Geography Compass. I served as Chair of the Cultural and Political Ecology (CAPE) Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and have been a Core Advisor to the United Nations Foundation. 

Education and Training

2009              Postdoctoral Fellow

            Lane Center for the American West

                       Stanford University

2007              Doctor of Philosophy in Geography

            University of Washington, Seattle

2001              Master of Environmental Science and Management

            Donald Bren School of Environmental Science &      

            Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

1997              Bachelor of Arts in Economics

            University of California, Santa Cruz


Other Scholarly Appointments

Sum 2019     Visiting Scholar, Dept of Humanities, Social and Political                            Sciences, Center for Security Studies, Swiss Federal                                    Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)

2016-17         Visiting Researcher, Institute of Environment and  

                       Sustainability and Faculty Visitor, Department of

                       Geography, University of California Los Angeles

Sum 2013     Visiting Scholar, Center for Sustainable Communities

                       University of California Los Angeles

Sum 2013     Visiting Scholar and Principal Investigator, Spatial History

                       Project Stanford University

Sum 2011     Visiting Scholar and Principal Investigator, Spatial History

                       Project Stanford University

Academic Positions

2018-            Director of Graduate Programs, 

                      Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences 

                      University of Colorado Denver

2015-            Associate Professor 

                      Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences 

                      University of Colorado Denver

2009-15        Assistant Professor 

                      Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences 

                      University of Colorado Denver

2017-         Faculty Affiliate and Adjunct Associate Professor

                      Department of Geography

                      University of Colorado Boulder

2016-20        Faculty Affiliate 

                      Center for Science and Technology Policy Research 

                      University of Colorado Boulder

2014-            Adjunct Faculty 

                      Department of Geography

                      University of Colorado Boulder

2013-            Faculty Affiliate 

                      Urban and Regional Planning

                      University of Colorado Denver