Leadership and Staff
The CLUS is housed in the Geography-Earth Science Department at Shippensburg University, and is managed by a Director (Dr. Claire Jantz), Associate Director (Dr. George Pomeroy), and GIScience Director (Dr. Scott Drzyzga). Every project is supported by two full time staff and undergraduate or graduate student research.
Claire Jantz, Ph.D - Director

Claire Jantz, Ph.D - Director

Professor, Department of Geography-Earth Science

Project Lead: Delaware River Basin

B.A. in College Scholars from University of Tennessee
M.A. in Geography from University of Maryland
Ph.D. in Geography from University of Maryland

Dr. Claire Jantz is the Director of the CLUS. She has extensive expertise in land use and land cover change analysis and modeling, and interdisciplinary research. Dr. Jantz has particular expertise within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Delaware River Basin, and the Delmarva Peninsula. She has participated in several collaborative research efforts funded by NASA, Maryland SeaGrant, NPS, and the William Penn Foundation.

Russell Hedberg, Ph.D. – Director

Associate Professor, Department of Geography-Earth Science

B.A. in History from University of Michigan M.S. and Ph.D in Geography from Penn State University Russell (Russ) Hedberg is a broadly trained environmental geographer whose research and teaching focus on human-environment systems and sustainability. Russ has particular interests in...
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Holly Smith

Project Manager, Center for Land Use and Sustainability

A.A.S. in Architectural Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College B.S. in Earth Science/Environmental Education, Shippensburg University M.S. in Geoenvironmental Studies, Shippensburg University Holly was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and moved to the Harrisburg area in the early 1990s....
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Alfonso Yáñez Morillo

Research Analyst, Center for Land Use and Sustainability

A.S. in forest engineering from the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid B.S. in biology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid M.S. in environmental management and administration from the Fundación Biodiversidad Alfonso specializes in landscape ecology and connectivity and has over 10...
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