Dr. Todd Lookingbill, Professor/Interim SAL Director
Todd Lookingbill is an Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment with a joint appointment in the Department of Biology. He and his students have worked extensively with the National Park Service to assess the condition of natural resources within urban and suburban parks of the region, especially historic battlefield parks. He is doing his best to fill in for Kim Browne in keeping the SAL afloat this semester.
Dr. John Scrivani, Adjunct GIS Instructor
I am an adjunct professor who has taught Advanced Spatial Analysis every Spring Semester since 2010. For most of those years I was a practicing GIS professional managing geospatial projects for the Virginia Geographic Information Network. Since retiring from that position in 2017 I keep busy by teaching part-time, travelling and volunteering for non-profits interested in forest conservation, applying what I learned in my Forestry PhD studies and 20+ years of applied forestry research.
Nina Mauney, Research Assistant and part-time GIS Technician
Nina recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Science. She is passionate about marine conservation and research, and she developed an interest in GIS through mapping projects in coral restoration and sea turtle nesting. At UR, Nina is engaged several research projects including the Kenya Smallholder Settlement Schemes Project, the Unpacking the Census Project, and campus water quality monitoring and mapping.
Nadia Bukach, Research Assistant and part-time GIS Technician
Matthias Joireman, Research Assistant
Matthias is a recent graduate from Furman University with a degree in Sustainability Science/Business Administration and is currently working on constructing story maps for Dr. Lookingbill. He has previously worked on the Kenya Project to georeference and digitize settlement schemes.
Griffin Walsh, SAL Intern
Griffin Walsh is a junior from Charlotte, NC. He is majoring in Geography and Global Studies. He spent this past summer working on the Kenya Project in Nairobi, Kenya.
Valerie Galati is a junior majoring in biology and mathematics from southwestern Pennsylvania. She is interested in quantitative ecology and statistics. Last semester, she worked with the Kenya Project in the SAL, and has worked with a lab at VCU focusing on avian ecology.
Monica Stack, SAL Intern
Monica is a senior majoring in economics and geography. She studied abroad in Apia, Samoa. This semester, Monica is working on the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor project and a solar feasibility model for Buckingham County. Her interests include environmental justice and sustainable development.
Emily Routman, SAL Intern
Emily Routman is a junior from Dallas, Texas who is a double major in Geography and Sociology. This semester, she’s interning for the State of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation working on their Development Vulnerability Model as well as helping with Unpacking the Census. Her interests include urban planning and utilizing socioeconomic data.
Olivia Hubert, SAL Intern
I am senior, majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Visual Media and Art Practices. I am interested in ecology and sustainability, and I will be working with the biology department this semester. I am involved in research on Potential National Natural Landmarks and a Red Maple tree phenology study on campus.
Evelyn Jeong, SAL Intern
My name is Evelyn Jeong. I am a senior at University of Richmond majoring in Geography and Chinese studies. I am working projects such as Urban Heat Island and 5-Years Estimate Census project as a SAL intern. I am interested in geography, urban planning, human rights, and inequality. In my free time, I like to hang out with my family and three Labrador Retrievers.