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Dr. M. Duane Nellis

  Professor, Honors College and Geography
Office: 204A McClellan  Hall
Phone: (806) 742-1828
Fax: (806) 742-1805


Honors College, MS 1017,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1017
Homepage Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., Earh Science/Geography, Montana State University, 1976
  • M.S., Geography, Oregon State University, 1977
  • Ph.D., Geography, Oregon State University, 1980


  • Land use / land cover change.
  • Remote sensing and geographic information systems.
  • Geography education.

Dr. Nellis is recognized nationally and internationally for his research that utilizes satellite data and geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze various dimensions of the Earth’s land surface. His research has been funded by more than 50 sources, such as NASA, the National Geographic Society, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His research has led to more than 120 articles and reports in a wide range of top scholarly journals, and 17 books and book chapters.

Dr. Nellis is also recognized for research related to leadership in higher education. He has given more than 100 professional presentations and has been invited to speak at more than 80 universities and related settings internationally.



Synergistic Acitivities

Past President, Texas Tech University, and University Honors Professor, Honors College