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The LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology has consistently been ranked as a top doctoral geography program in the country and our faculty have made distinguished contributions at all levels of academic life. Eleven faculty members have held titled professorships including four Boyd Professors – LSU’s most prestigious designation – and two Alumni Professors. Five distinguished professorships are currently occupied by faculty members and several department faculty have served in numerous positions of leadership within the disciplines of geography and anthropology.

Chair

Fahui Wang

James J. Parsons Professor

urban, economic, transportation, applied (crime & medical) geography, GIS, quantitative methods, China, S.E. Asia, U.S.
Fahui Wang

Faculty

John M. Anderson

Associate Librarian

historical maps, U.S. Geological Survey, battlefields
John M. Anderson

Rachel A. Dowty Beech

Assistant Professor - Research; Director of DSM (Disaster Science Management)

organizations and cultures, wetland biology, human ecology, decision-making under stress
Rachel A. Dowty Beech

Mary Jill Brody

Fred B. Kniffen Professor

Tojol-ab'al Mayan, discourse and conversation analysis, language, linguistics, literacy, North American Indians, women
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Juliet K. Brophy

Assistant Professor

Craniodental morphometric analysis, Hominin Evolution, Zooarchaeology and taphonomy
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David Chicoine

Associate Professor

Andean archaeology, Coastal Peru, early urbanism, material culture, visual arts, mortuary practices
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Craig E. Colten

Carl O. Sauer Professor

historical, environmental, North America, Louisiana
Craig Colton

Kristine L. DeLong

Assistant Professor

paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleoecology, sclerochronology, climate change, climate variability
Kristine DeLong

Joyce Marie Jackson

Associate Professor

ethnomusicology, folklore, Africa & diaspora, ritual performance, Louisiana
Joyce Marie Jackson

Barry D. Keim

Professor

Louisiana Office of State Climatology, climatic change & variability, synoptic climatology, extreme climatic events, human dimensions of global change
Dr. Barry Keim is a professor and the graduate director in geography and anthropology at LSU. He also serves as the Louisiana state climatologist.

Kory Konsoer

Assistant Professor

process fluvial geomorphology; sediment transport; planform dynamics; river hydrodynamics
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Michael Leitner

Professor

geography of crime, geoprivacy, geospatial visual analytics, medical geography, Europe
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Ginesse A. Listi

Assistant Professor - Research

forensic anthropology, human osteology, taphonomy, skeletal trauma, bioarchaeology, paleopathology, physical anthropology
Ginesse A. Listi

Kathe Managan

Assistant Professor

linguistics, sociocultural, language and performance in the Circum-Caribbean, theories of creolization, voluntary organizations
Kathe Managan

Mary Manhein

Professional in Residence

osteology, forensic anthropology, Louisiana
Mary Manhein

Brian Marks

Assistant Professor

political geography, agrarian political economy, political ecology, fisheries and aquaculture
Brian Marks

Kent Mathewson

Professor

cultural, historical, Latin America, history of geography
Kent Mathewson

Heather McKillop

Doris Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Studies

Maya archaeology, ancient trade/economics, sea-level rise and coastal adaptations
Heather McKillop

Shelley Xuelian Meng

Assistant Professor

3D topographic mapping, feature extraction and LiDAR technology, land-cover dynamics, coastal mapping, vegetation phenology, urban development, and land subsidence
Xuelian Meng

Steven Namikas

Associate Professor

aeolian and coastal geomorphology, sediment transport, environmental monitoring and modeling, instrumentation and measurement
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Paul O’Keefe

Instructor

environment/development, livelihoods, vulnerability, adaptation to climate change and food security
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Micha Rahder

Assistant Professor

ethnography of science & technology; environmental discourses, knowledge & governance in Latin America; critical human geography and GIS; social justice, tropical forest conservation and ecology; political ecology; development studies; more-than-human worlds
Rahder

Helen A. Regis

Associate Professor

race, performance, public space, Africa & Diaspora, New Orleans
Helen A. Regis

Kevin Robbins

Associate Professor

agricultural climatology, network-integrated data management and delivery systems, Southern Regional Climate Center
Kevin Robbins

Robert V. Rohli

Fred B. Kniffen Professor / Coordinator, Louisiana Geographic Education Alliance (LaGEA)

climatology, meteorology, water resources, geography education
Robert V. Rohli

Rebecca Saunders

Associate Professor

Southeastern archaeology, prehistoric and contact period archaeology and ethnohistory, coastal adaptations, pottery technology and style, forensic archaeology
Rebecca Saunders

Andrew Sluyter

Associate Professor

historical, cultural, and political ecology, social theory, Latin America, Caribbean
Andrew Sluyter

Robert Tague

Earleene Nolan Sanders Alumni Professor

anatomy, osteology and paleodemography, reproductive biology
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Jill C. Trepanier

Assistant Professor

statistical climatology, tropical cyclones, extreme climate events, societal risk
Jill C. Trepanier

Fahui Wang

James J. Parsons Professor

urban, economic, transportation, applied (crime & medical) geography, GIS, quantitative methods, China, S.E. Asia, U.S.
Fahui Wang

Lei Wang

Associate Professor

GIS, quantitative methods, terrain and hydrological analysis, remote sensing
Lei Wang

Teresa V. Wilson

Assistant Professor - Research

bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, health, nutrition, stress
Wilson

Faculty Emeriti

Jay D. Edwards

Professor Emeritus

sociocultural, vernacular architecture, Caribbean
Jay D. Edwards

Patrick Hesp

Professor Emeritus

coastal and aeolian geomorphology, dune dynamics, coastal management
Patrick Hesp

Richard H. Kesel

Professor

geomorphology, soils, Quaternary
Richard H. Kesel

Anthony J. Lewis

Professor Emeritus

remote sensing, physical geography, air photo interpretation
Anthony J. Lewis

Robert A. Muller

Professor Emeritus

climatology, hydrology, synoptic meteorology, North America, and the Southern Regional Climate Center
Robert A. Muller

H. Jesse Walker

Boyd Professor Emeritus

alluvial and coastal morphology, geomorphology, and the arctic
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Associated and Adjunct Faculty

Linda Scott Cummings

Director of PaleoResearch Institute

Linda Scott Cummings

Dydia DeLyser

Adjunct Associate Professor

cultural, historical, feminist, qualitative methods and methodologies
Photograph by Russ Kendall

Elizabeth Graham

Adjunct Professor

Elizabeth Graham

Diana Greenlee

Adjunct Professor

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DeWitt Braud Jr.

Director, Academic Area, Coastal Studies Institute

spatial analysis and GIS modeling, environmental remote sensing and image processing
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Phil O’Keefe

Adjunct Professor

Climate change, disaster risk reduction, evaluation of humanitarian assistance
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Mark Rees

Adjunct Professor

Mark Rees

Charles “Wayne” Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor

C. Wayne Smith

Peter Sutherland

Adjunct Instructor - Dept. of Religious Studies

cultural anthropology, religion, nationalism, postcoloniality, S. Asia, Black Atlantic