• Professor (2001 - ) and Chair (2010 - ), Department of Geography SUNY-Buffalo
  • Visiting Professor, Visiting Professor Programme, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010 - Present.
  • Co-Director, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, SUNY-Buffalo, 2009-2010
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography, SUNY-Buffalo, 2001-2004


  • Urban and Regional Analysis
  • International Business: Foreign Direct Investment
  • High Technology and Regional Innovation
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sectors
  • Labor and Societal Impacts of Information Technology
  • Labor Market and the Aging Workforce

  • Regional Interests: United States and South Asia


GEO 366/530: Urban Geography
Urban Geography is the study of the spatial structure of urban and metropolitan areas. Among other topics, it includes: (1) a study of the changing form of urban areas over time; (2) the behavior of people that gives rise to particular urban form; (3) the ways in which the internal structure of cities affects behavior and welfare; and, (4) the various ways in which people perceive and interact with their environment.

GEO 425/625: Industrial Geography
The focus of this course will be learning about industry dynamics and regional change in a globalized world. In understanding the relationship between the firm and the region, the activities of other agents of regional development (e.g., universities, government, non-government sectors, labor markets) will also be taken into consideration.