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Department of Earth Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

Faculty & Staff


Yuri Gorokhovich

Yuri GorokhovichRank: Associate Professor
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 301A
Phone: 718-960-1981
Interests: Geology, natural hazards and disasters, spatial modeling with GIS, geoarchaeology 
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 Irene Leung 

Irene LeungRank: Professor Emeritus
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 318
Phone: 718-960-8572
Interests: Mineralogy, petrology, diamonds, meteorites & planetary science 
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Juliana Maantay

Juliana MaantayRank: Professor
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 325
Phone: 718-960-8574 
Interests: Environmental health justice, medical geography, geographic information science, urban environmental analysis, sustainable community-based development, participatory geographic information systems
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Elia Machado

Elia MachadoRank: Associate Professor
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 323
Phone: 718-960-1103

Interests: Global Environmental Change (GEC), Vulnerability and Risk Analysis, Natural Hazards, Mitigation and adaptation strategies for GEC, Land use-cover change, GIS and RS applications for Earth Monitoring, Vector-Borne diseases associated with GEC, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, and GIS.

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Hari Pant

Hari PantRank: Associate Professor, Department Chairperson
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 309A
Phone: 718-960-5859
Interests: Biogeochemical cycles, sediment/water quality, ecological indicators, global change
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Fred Shaw

Fred ShawRank: Professor Emeritus
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 309
Phone: 718-960-8565
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Adjunct Faculty and Research Assistants


Holly Porter Morgan

Holly Porter MorganAdjunct Professor
Professor, LaGuardia Community College, Program Director for Environmental Sciences; Research Associate, New York Botanical Garden
Interests: Confluence of plant science, spatial analyses, and conservation, biogeographic and computational models that combine herbarium specimen data with climate and environmental data in a GIS environment to predict the distributions of rare and threatened plants

Andrew Maroko

Andrew MarokoRank: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
Phone: 646-364-9508
Interests: Health geographics, medical geography, environmental justice, environmental health, exposure assessment, spatial analysis, geographic information science

Angelika Winner

Angelika WinnerDoctoral Program, Earth Sciences and Geography, Adjunct instructor 
Interests: Sustainable agriculture and alternative food movements, international political economy of food, politics of obesity, environmental health, political ecology, race and food, critical human geography, and participatory GIS

Rose Jimenez

Rose JimenezNOAA-CREST Research Fellow; Earth & Environmental Sciences Doctoral Student
Research Interests: Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, Critical Geographies
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Shannon Doherty

Shannon Doherty Adjunct Lecturer, Weather and Climate Project Development Coordinator, NYC Parks

Interests: atmospheric science, clouds, air pollution, climate change politics, environmental stewardship, horticulture, sustainable art, data visualization


George Musa

George Musa Adjunct Assistant Professor

Medical Geography, Mental Health, Public Health, Global Health, Substance Use, Child and Adolescent Health, Environmental Health, Geostatistical Methods




Senior College Laboratory Technician

Brian Morgan

Brian MorganRank: Senior College Laboratory Technician
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 322A
Phone: 718-960-5742
Interests: Psychogeography, aesthetics and radical cartography, the geography of 20th Century culture, art, and literature, historical mapping, cartography as art.
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Administrative Staff

Gail Markbreit

Gail MarkbreitOffice: Gillet Hall, Room 315
Phone: 718-960-8660