Michael Bales

System Administrator

1713 Ellison Hall
System Administrator

Michael Colee

Director of Computing

6703 Ellison Hall
Directs computing services for both Geography and the Earth Research Institute.

Alex Feldwinn

Help Desk Manager
Windows Systems Administrator

1709 Ellison Hall
Helps administer department Windows servers and manages all the instructional spaces. Also manages the desktop support for the staff, faculty, and graduate students in the department.

John Huber

Contracts & Grants Manager

Working Remotely
Manages Geography contract/grant administration and supervises staff in personnel, finances, purchasing/travel, and space.

Karla Leiva Palacios

Academic Personnel & Space Management Analyst

1836 Ellison Hall
Responsible for all faculty appointments (including affiliated, adjunct, and emeriti), research merit cases, Department safety representative (DSR), and office and lab space coordinator.

Alycia Lewis

Business Officer

1841 Ellison Hall
Oversees all departmental operations: Academic Personnel, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Budget & Finance, C&G, Computing, Procurement, Reimbursements, Facilities & EH&S.

Lucy Lopez

Personnel Analyst

1844 Ellison Hall
Manages departmental personnel administration for Student, Staff, Researcher (non-faculty), and Affiliate appointments, including hiring, payroll, timecard procedures, job description facilitation, and benefits questions.

Shaine Lutsky

Administrative Coordinator

4806 Ellison Hall
Primary administrative contact for the spatial center

Danica Marter

WRI Administrative Coordinator

2610 Ellison Hall

Primary administrative contact for the Wildfire Resilience Initiative

Patty Murray

Undergraduate Advisor

1834 Ellison Hall
Serves as Undergraduate Advisor, working with students and faculty in areas of undergraduate education.

Pete Peterson

Scientific Programmer

4718 Ellison Hall
Pete Peterson is the CHIRPS curator with the CHC, of which he has been involved for ten years.

Currently recruiting

Student Programs Manager
Graduate Program Advisor

1831 Ellison Hall
Responsible for student affairs management, management of graduate programs, graduate admissions, and graduate student employment.

Currently recruiting

Purchasing, Travel & Student Programs Assistant

1837 Ellison Hall
Oversees the following items: miscellaneous reimbursements, travel reimbursements, purchasing, textbooks, newsletters, spatial minor advising, student workshops, social media.

Consuelo Rivera

Financial Manager

1842 Ellison Hall
Responsible for financial administration for departmental, gift, and extramural awards; monthly reconciliation and statement production; interdepartmental and intercampus recharges; transfer of funds, subcontracts and PSA payments.

Robert Saldivar

Applications Programmer

4713 Ellison Hall
I work to refactor and maintain the Climate Hazards Center's codebase. I also help manage existing and help create new climate datasets.

Lizzy Schattle

Communications Manager

4813 Ellison Hall
I manage communication and data collection for the Spatial Pattern Analysis and Research Lab

Dan Willett

GIS Developer

3510 Phelps Hall
I create GIS web applications and manage geospatial databases for various faculty projects in the department.