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Dr. Claire Jantz

Dr. Claire A. Jantz is a Professor in the Geography-Earth Science Department and Director of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability (CLUS) at Shippensburg University. While earning her PhD in geography from the University of Maryland, she worked as a full-time research associate at the Woods Hole Research Center in Woods Hole, MA. In 2005 she joined the faculty at Shippensburg, and in 2015 became the director of the CLUS. Dr. Jantz has spent nearly 20 years engaged in the interdisciplinary field of land use science and is recognized as a leader in land use and ecosystem change modeling. She also serves as the chair of the Friends of Michaux State Forest. Claire is the academic alternate on the SMP Leadership Committee.

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