Jacob Napieralski, Ph.D.

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

Teaching Areas:

Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 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

  • Ph.D., Purdue University

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

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught


Recent Research Publications

Awards and Recognition

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