Geography and Environmental Science Faculty and Staff

Kathryn J. Besio
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Kathryn J. Besio
Professor

Courses: Geography and Contemporary Society; Cultural Geography; Food and Societies; Gender, Place and Environment.
Research: Tourism geography, qualitative research methods, research ethics, home gardens and local foods.

besio@hawaii.edu, 932-7253, K room 258
Nancy “Nan” Elmer
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Nancy “Nan” Elmer
Lecturer

Courses: World Regional Geography, Geography and the Natural Environment, Themes in Regional Geography.
Research: Political and cultural change over time and space.

nancye@hawaii.edu, 932-7254, K room 258B
Drew E. Kapp
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Drew E. Kapp
Lecturer

Courses: World Regional Geography, Hawaiʻi in the Pacific, Geography and Contemporary Society, Geography of North America.
Research: Cultural geography, maps and visual representations of place, Hawaiʻi and the Pacific islands.

dkapp@hawaii.edu, 932-7254, K room 258B
Ryan Perroy
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Ryan Perroy
Assistant Professor

Courses: Remote Sensing, Advanced Geo-Spatial Techniques, Introduction to Geostatistics, Field Methods.
Research: Exploring land degradation and recovery processes, such as erosion and invasive species, using lidar, remote sensing, X-ray fluorescence, and traditional field methods.

rperroy@hawaii.edu, 932-7259, K room 275
Jonathan Price
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Jonathan Price
Chair & Associate Professor

Courses: Biogeography, Principles of Landscape Ecology, Senior Thesis.
Research: Utilizing GIS to identify biodiversity hotspots for native bird and plant species, search for rare species, and locate appropriate areas for the restoration of threatened and endangered species.

jpprice@hawaii.edu, 932-7241, K room 248
Michelle L. Shuey
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Michelle L. Shuey
Instructor

Courses: Natural Resources, Interpretation of Geographic Data, Environmental Impact Assessment, Intro Environmental Science, Natural Hazards/Disasters, Geography and the Natural Environment, World Regional Geography, and UNIV 101.
Research: The relationship between humans and nature, and how people see and create nature as they believe it to exist based on cultural, religious, or societal beliefs.

mshuey@hawaii.edu, 932-7258, K room 260