Stephanie Rogers
Department of Geosciences
Assistant Professor

Research Areas: GIS, Remote Sensing, GIScience, Applied GIS, Glacial Archaeology, UAS, UAV, Drones, LiDAR, Geographic Data Collection

Office: 2046F Haley Center

Lab: 2130 Haley Center

Address: 2050 Beard Eaves Coliseum
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: 334-844-4069

Fax: (334) 844-4295



Ph.D., Geography, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
M.S., Applied Geomatics, Acadia University, Canada
Advanced Diploma in GIS, Center of Geographic Sciences, Canada
B.A., Geography, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

Professional Employment
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
2020 - Present
Research Assistant Professor, Auburn University
Lecturer, Auburn University
GIS Expert, United Nations - Universal Postal Union, Bern, Switzerland
Research Assistant, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Research and Teaching Interests


GEOG 2020                          Physical Geography

GEOG 5700/6700                Quantitative Methods and Spatial Analysis

GEOG 5710/6710                Geographic Field Methods

GEOG 5830/6830                Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 5850/6850                GIS Applications



Rogers’ research investigates emerging geospatial technologies to push the boundaries of efficiency in data collection and management through innovation and development, while analyzing datasets using cutting-edge analytical methodologies to solve real-world problems across disciplines. Rogers has recently established the GeoIDEA (Geospatial Innovation, Development, and Environmental Applications) Lab where her and her team conduct multidisciplinary research spanning the topics of GIScience, geographic data collection, spatial and temporal modelling of water quality and contamination, and environmental effects on honey bee colony mortality. She currently advises three MS students, Stephen Todd, Kaj Overturf, and Mallory Jordan (co-advised by Dr. Ann Ojeda).


Selected Publications

  1. Fischer, A., M.K. Lee, A.S. Ojeda, S.R. Rogers. 2021. “GIS interpolation is key in assessing spatial and temporal bioremediation of groundwater arsenic contamination”. Journal of Environmental Management 280: 111683.
  2. Rogers, S.R., W. Livingstone, I. Manning. 2020. “Comparing the Spatial Accuracy of Digital Surface Models from Four Unoccupied Aerial Systems: Photogrammetry Versus LiDAR”, Remote Sensing 12(17): 2806.
  3. Rogers, S.R., M. Fischer, and M. Huss. 2014. “Combining glaciological and archaeological methods for gauging glacial archaeological potential”. Journal of Archaeological Science 52: 410-420.
  4. Schoepfer, I. and S.R. Rogers, 2014. “A new qualitative GIS method for investigating neighbourhood characteristics using a tablet”. Cartographica, 49(2):127-143.
  5. Rogers, S.R. and B. Staub. 2013. “Standard use of Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques in honey bee research.” In V. Dietemann, J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume 1: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52.

Last updated: 01/25/2023