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Dr. Patricia Solis

Patricia Solis  Research Associate Professor, Geography
Co-Director, Center for Geospatial Technology
Office: 216 Holden Hall
Phone: (469) 200-9093 / (806) 742-1276
Fax: (806) 742-3959

Department of Geosciences, MS 1053,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
Homepage Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., Physics, Kansas Sate University, 1994
  • B.A., German, Kansas State University, 1994
  • M.A., Geography, Kansas Sate University, 1996
  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Iowa, 2002


  • Climate change and sustainable development.
  • Geographic technologies, Latin America, water resources.
  • Geography as a discipline in higher education.

Patricia Solís is a broadly trained geographer who has researched issues in climate change, geographic technologies, sustainable development, water resources, Latin America, and geography as a discipline in higher education.

She has also studied and published on international research collaboration, professional development, academic grantsmanship, and broadening participation in higher education for women and minorities. Her international experience includes fostering collaborations among emerging scholars in 60 countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Over her career, Dr. Solís has developed more than 50 competitively funded projects totaling more than $9 million from federal sources such as the NSF, NASA, USAID, U.S. Department of State, and others.

Dr. Solís is Co-Director of the Center for Geospatial Technology.  She also holds an affiliation as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Climate Science Center.

Synergistic Acitivities

Co-Director, Center for Geospatial Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Climate Science Center