Jacob Napieralski, Ph.D.

Professor of Geology; Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science Program (MSES)
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Natural Sciences
By appointment

Teaching Areas:

Environmental Science, Geological Sciences, Master of Science in Environmental Science

Research Areas:

Accessible Nature, Environmental Change, Geographic Information Science (GISc), Impact of Urbanization on Environmental Health, Quaternary Geology, Urban Rivers

Biography and Education

Teaching Interests: Geospatial Technology, Field Methods, Geomorphology, Glacial Geology, Watershed Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Environmental Science, and Physical Geology

Research Interests: Urban Stream Network Analysis, Paleo-Environment Reconstructions, Walkability and Nutrition Access, and Field-based Learning

Recent Research Publications


Ph.D. Institution: Purdue University

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Awards and Recognition

  • UM-Dearborn Distinguished Teaching Award (2011)
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to Cyprus (2012)