Aaron Divine, MS, Lecturer
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 268
At NAU since 2000
MS in Forestry, Wildland Impact Monitoring emphasis, Northern Arizona University
BS in Parks and Recreation, Outdoor Leadership emphasis,
Northern Arizona University
Faculty Lecturer, Parks and Recreation Management, Northern
Arizona University: September 2007-present
Research Associate, Department of Geography, Planning and
Recreation, Northern Arizona University: February 2000-present
Academic Adviser, Distance Learning, Northern Arizona
University: January-September 2007
Recent papers and presentations
Divine, Aaron K. and Pamela E. Foti. 2008. “Grand Canyon
National Park, Rapid Site Inventory Summary Report.” DOA / NPS internal report.
Foti, Pamela E. and Aaron K. Divine. 2007. “Indian Creek
Climbing Area – Climbing and Camping Impacts: Final Report” presented BLM
Foti, Pamela E. and Aaron K. Divine. 2006. “Grand Canyon
Backcountry Campsite and Human Impact Inventory: Final Report” Grand Canyon
National Park, AZ.
Foti, PhD, Professor
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 260
At NAU since 1987
PhD in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin 1988
MS, University of Nevada, Reno
BS, Ohio State University
Grant Staircase-Escalante National Monument Monitoring: Backcountry and
Arizona Strip District, BLM, Recreation Impact Monitoring
Aravaipa Wilderness, BLM, Recreation Impact Monitoring
Red Cliffs Desert Preserve, Recreation Impact Monitoring
Sonoran Desert National Monument, Recreation Impact Inventory/Monitoring
Montrose Colorado BLM, Recreation Impact Assessment
Foti, Pamela E. (June, 2011). A Report of the Recreational Impacts on Red
Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve. Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Governing Board. St.
Foti, Pamela E. (June, 2010). A Report of the Recreational Impacts on Dry
Creek Recreation Area and the San Miguel River (Montrose BLM).
Foti, Pamela E. (May, 2010). A Report of Backcountry and Dispersed
Recreation Impacts. AZ Strip BLM, St. George, UT.
Foti, Pamela E. (March, 2010). Grand Staircase Escalante National
Monument: Backcountry and Dispersed Recreation Impacts. Prepared for the GSENM,
Foti, Pamela E. (November, 2008). Gunnison Gorge NCA: River Recreation
Impact Assessment. Prepared for Gunnison Gorge, NCA, BLM.
Foti, Pamela E. (December, 2009). Recreation Impacts in Table Mesa and
Agua Fria NM, BLM. Prepared for the Phoenix Field Office.
Hammersley, PhD, Professor
Parks and Recreation Management Program Coordinator
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 264
At NAU since 1997
PhD, University of New Mexico, 1988
MEd, Georgia State University
BS, University of Florida
Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, 2000-present
Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University, 1997-2000
Assistant Professor, University of Main- Presque Isle, 1993-1997
Hammersley, C. H. (2004). Whitewater Sports. In Cross, G. (Ed.),Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America (pp. 416-417), New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
Hammersley, C. H. (2003). Teaching on the Internet: the Future of Higher
Education? In S. H. Harvey & R. Geibert (Eds.), Web-Wise Learning:
wisdom from the field (pp. 277-295), Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris.
Hammersley, C.H. (2002). Computer Applications in Leisure Services.
Retrieved on December 5, 2006 from
Hammersley, C.H. (1998). Computer Applications in Leisure Services.
Huang, PhD, Associate
GIS Certificate Program Advisor
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 240
At NAU since 2003
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2003
MS, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University, China, 1988
BS, Hunan Normal University, China, 1985
August, 2009 – Present, Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University
August, 2003 – 2009, Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University
1996-1997, Visiting Scholar, School of Survey, University of East London,
1988-1998, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen)
Ruihong Huang and Dawn Hawley, 2009, A Data Model and Internet GIS Framework
for Safe Routes to School, URISA Journal. 21(1):21-30.
Huang, Ruihong and Christina B. Kennedy, 2008. Discovering the Geography
of Land Values by Hidden Markov Models, in T.J. Cova et al. (Eds.): GIScience
2008, LNCS 5266, pp.70-89.
Huang, Ruihong and Zhong-Ren Peng, 2008. A Spatiotemporal Data model for
Dynamic Transit Networks, International Journal of Geographic Information
Science. 22(5): 527-545.
Huang, Ruihong, 2008. Modeling Transit Networks by GML for Distributed
Transit Trip Planners, Journal of Spatial Science. 53(1):1-15.
Huang, Ruihong, 2007. A Schedule-based Pathfinding Algorithm for Transit
Networks Using Pattern First Search, GeoInformatica. 11:269-285.
Hawley, PhD, Professor
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 254
PhD, Arizona State University, 1994
MA, University of Nebraska, Omaha
BA, Baylor University
Alan A. Lew, PhD, AICP, Professor
Department Graduate Programs Coordinator
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 230
At NAU since 1986
Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, 2011
American Institute of Certified Planners, 1991
PhD, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1986
Master of Urban Planning, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1983
MA, Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1983
BA, Geography, University of Hawaii, Hilo, 1981
Editor-in-Chief, Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment (Routledge, UK), since 1999
Vice-Chair, Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change of the International Geographical Union, since 2008
Board Member, Arizona Planning Association chapter of the American Planning Association, since 2010
External Assessor, Sustainable Tourism M.S.Sc. degree programme, Department of Geography, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, since 2010
Fulbright Research Scholar, Department of Hospitality and Tourism, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2012
Research Associate, Centre for Innovative Planning and Development, Tourism Planning Research Group, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, since 2012
Corresponding Professor, Institute for Tourism Research, Department of Land Resource and Tourism, Nanjing University, China, since 2012
Lew, A.A.; Hall, C.Michael; and Timothy, Dallen. 2011. World Regional Geography: Tourism Destinations, Human Mobilities, Sustainable Environments. Des Moine, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
Hall, C.Michael and Lew, A.A. 2009. Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An Integrated Approach. London: Routledge.
Cartier, Carolyn L. and Lew, A.A., eds. 2005. Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes. London: Routledge.
Ma, Ling and Lew, A.A. 2012. Historical and Geographical Context in Festival Tourism Development. Journal of Heritage Tourism, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2011.611595 (print version forthcoming).
Huang, Xiang; Bao, Jigang, and Lew, A.A. 2011. Nature-based Tourism Resources Privatization in China: A System Dynamic Analysis of Opportunities and Risks. Tourism Recreation Research 36(2): 99-111.
Lew, A.A. 2008. Long Tail Tourism: New geographies for marketing niche tourism products. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing 25(3/4): 409-419.
Lew, A.A. 2007. Tourism Planning and Traditional Urban Planning Theory: Planners as Agents of Social Change. Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies, 31(2):383-392.
Lew, A.A. and McKercher, Bob. 2006. Modeling the Movement of Tourists in a Local Destination. Annals of Tourism Research 33(2): 403-423.
Hughes, Amy and Lew, A.A. 2012. Real food on the Colorado Plateau: Planning for community food systems in Flagstaff, Arizona. In C.M. Hall and S. Gössling, eds., Sustainable Culinary Systems - Local Foods, Innovation, and Tourism and Hospitality, Oxford: Routledge (forthcoming).
Lew, A.A. 2012. Marketing and Tourism Geographies. In J. Wilson, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies. Routledge: (forthcoming).
Lew, A.A. 2010. Defining and Redefining Conceptual Frameworks for Social Science Field Research. In C.M. Hall, ed., Fieldwork in Tourism: Methods, Issues and Reflections, pp. 19-34. London: Routledge.
John Lynch, MA, Lecturer
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 266
MA in Sustainable Communities, Thesis on Ecopsychology and Outdoor Education, Northern Arizona University
BS in Parks and Recreation, Emphasis in Outdoor & Experiential Education, Northern Arizona University
Faculty Lecturer, Parks and Recreation Management, Northern Arizona University: 2012-present
Research Associate, Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, Northern Arizona: 2002-2012
EMT, Guardian Medical Transport: 2005-2007
Peace Corps Volunteer, Guatemala: 2008
Outward Bound Instructor: 2001-2008
NOLS Instructor: 2005
Papers and Presentations
Lynch, John & Pamela E. Foti. (2011). “Canyonlands National Park, Rapid Site Inventory Summary Report.” DOA/NPS internal report.
Lynch, John (2011). Lessons From Kanab. Gatherings: Journal of the International Community for Ecopsychology, Nov. issue, 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.ecopsychology.org/journal/ezine/gatherings.html
Lynch, John (2011). Ecocentric Outdoor Education: Expanding Curricula Through the Language of Ecopsychology. Retrieved from Pro Quest.
Mark Maciha, MA, MEd, Assistant Professor of Practice
Director of Park Ranger Training Program
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 264
MEd, Educational Leadership-Higher Education, Northern Arizona University
MA, Political Science-Fire and Emergency Management, Oklahoma State
BS, Police Science and Administration, Northern Arizona University 1983
Certified Park and Recreation Professional, National Recreation and Park
Certified Park Operator-Lifetime, National Association of RV Parks and
Chief Park Ranger/Park Rancher, National Park Service, 1979-2007
Arizona Park and Recreation Association
National Park Service Employees and Alumni Association-Life Member
National Recreation and Park Association
Mark Manone, MA, Assistant Professor of Practice
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 250
Northern Arizona University, MA 2009 Rural Geography (GIS/Remote Sensing)\
Northern Arizona University, BS 1992 Geography/GIS
Assistant Professor of Practice, Geography, Planning and Recreation
Director, Geospatial Research and Information Lab 2010-present
Adjunct Faculty, Dine’ College, 2008-present
ESRI Authorized GIS Instructor 2003-2009
Androwski, J., A. Springer, T. Acker, M. Manone. 2010. Wind-Powered
Desalination: An Estimate of Saline Groundwater in the U.S. Journal of the
American Water Resources Association.
Hoisch, T.S., Newell, S, Manone, M.F. and Austin, B. 2010. Application of
tablet PCs to lecture demonstrations on mineral optics. Journal of Geoscience
Manone, M.F., Umhoefer P.J. and Garcia, P. 2006, Integrating emerging Technologies Throughout the Geology Undergraduate Curriculum: Using Tablet PCs, Wireless Networks, and Digital Geospatial Data in the Classroom, Lab, and Field,1st annual Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education.
"The Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education: Vignettes, Evaluations,
and Future Directions" editors Dave Berque, Jane Prey, and Rob Reed.
Purdue University Press.
Manone, M. 2004, Comparative assessment of short term volume change on sandbars using digital softcopy stereo-photogrammetry versus two-dimentsional planimetric photogrammetry, Final report to the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, cooperative agreement # 1425-98-FC-40-22630, pp 38
Manone, M.F., and Mietz, S., 2001 Preliminary evaluation of LIDAR data
acquired rior to and following the September 2001 Colorado River experimental
flow, Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program Science Symposium
Proceedings, Flagstaff, Az. April 26-27.
Recent research awards
Grand Canyon National Park – Development of Arcaeology Geodatabase. 2010.
National Science Foundation – ITEST, Examine Your Environement with the Power of Data (EYE-POD), 2009. Co-PI. $926,000
Science Foundation Arizona, - Harnessing the Power of Data, 2009, Co-PI.
TRIF – ERDENE - 2009. Devlopement of online GIS workshop modules and
ArcGI server interface for Arizona GIS base data. PI. $48,756
HP Technology for Teaching Leadership Grant - 2005, $168,000. Principal
Judy Montoya, MA, Principal Lecturer
Work Phone: 928-523-8523
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 258
MA, University of New Mexico, 1985
BA, Western New Mexico University
Northern Arizona University, Part-time Instructor and Full-time Senior
University of Maine- Presque Isle, Part-time Instructor, 1993-1997
University of Idaho, Assistant Director Campus Recreation/Director
Intramural Sports, 1989-1993
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association- Certified
Recreational Sports Specialist
National Recreation and Park Association- SPRE & NTRS member
Arizona Park and Recreation Association- Professional ember
Thomas W. Paradis, PhD, Professor
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 252
At NAU since 1997
PhD, University of Illinois, 1997
MA, University of Illinois, 1994
BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1992
January 2005-present, Director, Office of Academic Assessment, Northern
2009-present, Professor, Geography, Northern Arizona University
2003-2009, Associate Professor, Geography, Northern Arizona University
1997-2003, Assistant Professor, Geography, Northern Arizona University
Paradis, T. 2011 (forthcoming). America’s National Historic Landmarks.
London: Anness Publishing.
Paradis, T. 2011 (forthcoming): Interpreting the NAU landscape: Clues to the American scene, invited introductory and concluding pieces in Drickamer, Lee, The Buildings of NAU (working title). Tucson: University of Arizona Press
Paradis, T. (ed.) 2008. Homes Through American History: Colonial America through the Twentieth Century. Greenwood Publishing Group. (10 books in the series, including one by this author.)
Paradis, T. 2008 Homes Through
American History: The Civil War Era, 1861-1880. Greenwood Publishing Group.
(see also: American Architectural Styles)
Erik Schiefer, PhD, Assistant
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 242
At NAU since 2008
PhD, University of British Colombia, 2004
MSc, University of British Colombia, 1999
BS, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1997
Northern Arizona University, Assistant Professor, 2009-current
University of British Colombia, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2009
Western Canadian Cryospheric Network, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007
Queen's University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2006
Schiefer, E., Gilbert, R., and Hassan, M. 2011. A Lake Sediment-Based
Proxy of Floods in the Rocky Mountain Front Range, Canada. Journal of
Paleolimnology 45: 137-149.
Schiefer, E., Hassan, M., Menounos, B., Pelpola, C., and Slaymaker, O. 2010. Inter-Decadal Controls of Total Sediment Yield in a Montane Catchment, Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada. Geomorphology 118: 207-212.
Berthier, E., Schiefer, E, Clarke, G.K.C., Menounos, B., and Rémy, F. 2010. Ice Loss and Sea Level Rise, Contributions from Alaskan Glaciers. Nature Geoscience 3: 92-95.
Schiefer, E. and Menounos, B. 2010. Climatic and Morphometric Controls on the Altitudinal Range of Glaciers, British Columbia, Canada. Holocene 20: 517-560.
Schiefer, E. Menounos, and Wheate, R. 2008. An Inventory and Morphometric Analysis of British Columbia Glaciers, Canada. Journal of Glaciology 54: 551-560.
Amanda B. Stan, Ph.D. Lecturer
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 201
At NAU since 2013
PhD, University of British Columbia, 2008
MS, Northern Illinois University, 2001
BS, Northern Illinois University, 1999
2013-present, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, Northern Arizona University
2011-2013, Research Associate, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University
2009-2011, Research Associate, Ecological Restoration Institute and School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University
2007-2009, Research Assistant, Tree-Ring Lab, University of British Columbia
Stan, A.B., P.Z. Fulé, K.B. Ireland, and J.S. Sanderlin. (Submitted). Modern burning by Native Americans resembles historical fire regime.
Ireland, K.B., A.B. Stan, and P.Z. Fulé. 2012. Bottom-up control of a northern Arizona ponderosa pine forest fire regime in a fragmented landscape. Landscape Ecology 27:983-997.
Stan, A.B., T.B. Maertens, L.D. Daniels, and S. Zeglen. 2011. Reconstructing population dynamics of yellow-cedar in declining stands: baseline information from tree rings. Tree-Ring Research 67:13-25.
Stan, A.B. and L.D. Daniels. 2010. Growth releases of three shade-tolerant species following canopy gap formation in old-growth forests. Journal of Vegetation Science 21:74-87.
R. Marieke Taney, MS, Lecturer
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 270
MS, Northern Arizona University, 2002
BS, Northern Arizona University, 1996
Grand Canyon River Guides
Grand Canyon Youth
Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center
Northern Arizona University, Distance Learning Instructor: August,
Canyon Explorations/Expeditions, Grand Canyon, Colorado River Guide: August, 2000-current (summer seasonal)
Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Grand Canyon, Colorado River Guide: September, 2002-current (summer seasonal)
Alaska Rendezvou Heli-Ski Guides, Helicopter Ski Guide: March/April
2006-current (spring seasonal)
Margo Wheeler, MURS, FAICP, Lecturer
Office: SBS West/Bld 70, Room 201
At NAU since 2014
Graduate advisor topics- for MS degree applicants
Nicole is in charge of our office operations. She’s here to answer your
questions and point you in the right direction.
Ke-Sheng is GPR’s go-to guy for information technology support.
Emeritus, adjunct, part-time, past and affiliated faculty
Samantha Arundel, PhD (Arizona State University) Climate change, plant geography, arid southwest, GIS and spatial modelling, and remote sensing.
G. Lenn Berlin, PhD (University of Tennessee) Emeritus Regents' Professor. Remote sensing, arid lands, geomorphology, natural hazards. NAU 1969 to 1981, and 1987 to 2011. E-mail: Lenn.Berlin@nau.edu
Pat Chavez, MS (Northern Arizona University) USGS Physical Scientist (retired); Adjunct Research Professor, remote sensing. E-mail: Pat.Chavez@nau.edu
Robert Clark, PhD (University of Denver) Emeritus Professor. Geomorphology, climatology, Meteorology, arid lands, cartography, Anglo-America, and world.
- Phone: 928-523-1321 - E-mail: Robert.Clark@nau.edu - Office: SBS West / Bld 70, Room 255
Carolyn M. Daugherty, PhD (Arizona State University) Emeritus Professor. Rural and small town planning, site planning, environmental resource planning. At NAU 1995 to 2010.
Philip A. Davis, Jr., PhD (University of Kentucky) Research Geologist-USGS; Adjunct Professor. Remote sensing, environmental geology, GIS.
Leland R. Dexter, PhD (University of Colorado, Boulder) GISP, Emeritus Professor. GIS, computer cartography, geomorphology, climatology, and highland geography.
Kathy Dodd, MEd (BS, MEd Texas A & M University) Park ranger training, Cultural resource protection. NAU 2008-2011.
Neil Gullickson, BA, BS (Northern Arizona University) Planner, City of Flagstaff; Instructor. Physical planning, urban design, and planning practice.
Christina B. Kennedy, PhD (University of Arizona) Emeritus Professor. Landscape studies, environmental perception, geography of film, resource management, environmental studies. At NAU 1995 to 2010.
James L. Sell, PhD (University of Arizona) Cultural geography, environment/behavior/design, landscape perception and planning, citizen participation, environmental and geographic education, United States. NAU 2005-2011.
Stanley W. Swarts, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) Emeritus Professor. Geomorphology, climatology, soils, land use planning, American Southwest, arid lands, cartography.
Harry Tsutsui, Ph.D. (Oregon State University) Emeritus Professor. Physical Geography, Climatology.
George A. Van Otten, PhD (Oregon State University) Dean of Advanced Training and Education, Army Intelligence School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Emeritus Professor, rural resource management, cultural, economic, and agricultural geography, geopolitics, Native Americans, rural planning.
Kim William Watson, BS (Ohio State University) Supervisory Park Ranger, National Park Service; Instructor. Public land and environmental planning, long range planning, resource protection, visitor management and education.
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