Christine E. McMichael is an Assistant Professor of Geography in the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) at Morehead State University. She received her Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program in Geography between San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation research, with funding support from NASA, NSF and Phi Beta Kappa, examined the impacts of fire and vegetation recovery on streamflow dynamics in California shrublands using a combination of remote sensing and distributed hydrological modeling.
Dr. McMichael teaches courses in both the IRAPP and Geography programs including Basic Computer Techniques in Regional Analysis (RAPP 200), Seminar in Regional Analysis (RAPP 300), Graduate Seminar in Regional Analysis (RAPP 630), Physical Geography (GEO101), Environmental Geography (GEO345), and Remote Sensing of Environment (GEO355). Her current research interests include using satellite remote sensing and hydrological modeling to investigate the impacts of human and natural disturbances on watershed structure and function. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Remote Sensing, the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, the Journal of Hydrology, and the Journal of Environmental Management.