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Jennifer Pomeroy, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Geography/Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • M.A., University of Akron, Geography/Regional Planning
  • Certified Carbon Footprinting and ESRI Certified GIS Specialist


  • G151 Introduction to Physical Geography & G152 Physical Geography Lab
  • G261 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • G331 Urban Land Use & Sustainability
  • G461 Advanced GIS
  • G491/492 Internship & G481/482 Independent Studies

Research Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Land Use Land Cover Change
  • Urban
  • Carbon Footprinting


  • 2023 April Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) Campus Sustainability Award
  • 2018 Spring Innovation Teaching Grant by YCP
  • 2017 Summer Faculty Summer Research Grant by YCP
  • Most Influential Faculty Mentor, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2015 & 2013-2014
  • Distinguished Service Award, Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (AAG), 2011-2012

Recent Publications

  • John M. Weaver and Jennifer Y. Pomeroy. 2022. Intelligence Analysis: Domestic and Foreign Threats Confronting the Biden Administration. IBSN-13: 978-1685078409. New York: NOVA Science Publishers.
  • Jennifer Y. Pomeroy and Vandana Wadhwa. 2020. Society, Space, and Social Justice: Geographies of Intersectionality. IBSN-13: 9781498594813. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • John M. Weaver and Jennifer Pomeroy. 2018. Intelligence Analysis: Unclassified Area and Point Estimates, 2nd Edition. New York: NOVA Science Publishers. ISBN-13: 9781536136173
  • Weaver, John M. and Jennifer Pomeroy. 2016. Intelligence Analysis: Unclassified Area and Point Estimates. ISBN: 978-1-53610-092-1. New York: NOVA Science Publishers.
  • Pomeroy, Jennifer and Agnes Ragone. 2015. Charcoal Making and Deforestation in Gros Mangle, Haiti: Exploring Sustainability at Local Scale. The Pennsylvania Geographer 53(Fall/Winter) 48-70.

Recent Presentations

  • 2024 American Association Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. April 10-14, 2024. Honolulu, Hawaii. Research paper presentation titled “Evaluating Key Sustainability Competencies in Higher Education Institutions”
  • The 16th International Asian Urbanization Conference. January 11-13, 2024. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Paper Presentation titled “Examining Sustainability Program Initiatives at Higher Education Institutions in Asia"
  • Invited Guest Lecture and Presentation by University of Bucharest, Romania. March 6-10, 2023. On the topics of Compare and Contrast Universities and Colleges’ Sustainability Initiatives in the Southcentral Pennsylvania, USA.
  • American Association Geographers (AAG) 2018 Annual Meeting. April 10-14, 2018. New Orleans, Louisiana. Research paper presentation titled “Role of Rainforest Alliance in Sustainable Coffee Landscape in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua"
  • Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) 2017 Annual Meeting. November 10, 2017. Altoona, Pennsylvania. “Is agroforestry Intensification in Coffee Estate Sustainable? Case Study in Northern Highlands of Nicaragua”


  • YCP: Member of the Academic Program Committee. 2022-2025
  • YCP: Chair of the President’s Task Force for Campus Sustainability (PTFCS) November 2019 – December 2022
  • YCP: Member of Student Welfare Committee 2016-2021
  • President, Pennsylvania Geographic Society (PGS) 2017-2023 and director of Student Awards, Pennsylvania Geographic Society (PGS) 2015-2017
  • Consultant to various local communities (YWCA Hanover, York County History Center, York County Courthouse Self-Help Center, Codorus Valley Area Historical Society, etc.) on energy issues and local impacts of climate change

Professional Association

  • Member of American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  • Member of Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS)