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Saint Louis University's Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU) brings together experts from a variety of fields to enhance geospatial research, training and innovation.

Our Leadership

GeoSLU was created by faculty at SLU and is led by faculty at SLU. In addition to being co-founders and leaders of GeoSLU, the following three are also doing hands-on research for the Geospatial Institute.

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Vasit Sagan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty Director, GeoSLU
Des Peres Hall, Room 209D

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Ness Sandoval, Ph.D.   

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Program Director, Public and Social Policy 
Associate Director, GeoSLU
Morrissey Hall, Room 1929
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Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., M.Ed.  

Professor, Behavioral Science and Health Education
Director, Ph.D. in Public Health Studies Program 
Associate Director, GeoSLU 
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Our Researchers

The following researchers are affiliated with GeoSLU. If you'd like to collaborate with GeoSLU, please contact Vasit Sagan, Ph.D., faculty director of GeoSLU, at

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Benjamin de Foy, Ph.D. 

Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Science
O’Neil Hall, Room 300E
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Flavio Esposito

Flavio Esposito, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor, Computer Science 
McDonnell Douglas Hall, Room 2015
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Kasey Fowler-Finn, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, Biology
Macelwane Hall
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Srikanth Gururajan, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering
McDonnell Douglas Hall, Room 2049
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jeff ma

Jeff Ma, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
McDonnell Douglas Hall, Room 1027
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kyle mitchell

Kyle Mitchell, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program Coordinator 
McDonnell Douglas Hall, Room 2023
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Marcus Painter, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, Finance
Davis-Shaughnessy Hall 
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Zachary Phillips, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of GIScience, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
DesPeres Hall
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Mike Podgurski

Michael Podgursky, Ph.D.

Director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research
Fusz Hall
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Kevin Scannell, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science 
Ritter Hall, Room 201
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Annette Sobel

Annette Sobel, M.D., M.S., 

Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health
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Shawn Steadman

Director, Emergency Management 
Brouster Hall, Third Floor
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Abby Stylianou, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, Computer Science 
Ritter Hall, Room 107
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Michael Swartwout, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Program Coordinator 
McDonnell Douglas Hall, Room 2081
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Timothy Wiemken, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research
Salus Center
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