B.A. in Communications, English, Honors from University of North Dakota
Certificate in Climate Change from University of Pennsylvania
Sara has over twelve years of experience working in higher education providing administrative support, student services, and data analysis. As the Interim Project Manager for the Center for Land Use and Sustainability, she serves as the first point of contact for the center, facilitating communications and providing project management for grant-funded initiatives and projects.
Ph.D. in Urban Studies from University of Akron
M.S. in Geography from Western Washington University
B.A. Ed. in Geography from Western Washington University
George Pomeroy is the Associate Director of the CLUS. He teaches courses and conducts research related to community and regional planning, as well as urban geography, focusing on both U.S. and comparative contexts. He was appointed as Director of Shippensburg University’s Center for Land Use in May 2005.
B.A. in Geography from State University of New York at Geneseo
M.A. in Geography from Michigan State University
Ph.D. in Geography from Michigan State University
Dr. Drzyzga is the GIScience Director for the CLUS. He is an experienced specialist in geographic information science and technology, is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). Scott is also a certified Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot that uses small drones to collect aerial photography.
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.
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 years experience applying GIS to a wide range of environmental consultancy projects. Focus areas include environmental impact assessments, land use change, planning evaluation, forest fires, and ecological flows regimes. Alfonso is a certified Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot.