Shenyue Jia,  Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | Geography
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio |


I study how satellite data and crowdsourced data can be applied to track the cascading effects of climate change in semi-arid and arid ecosystems and people who live in these areas. I am also interested in reimagining GIS education and equipping students with abilities to get their questions related to space answered with captivating maps and geospatial analytical methods beyond using traditional GIS software.

These are topics I am now actively pursuing through research and teaching:



Dr. Shenyue Jia will serve as the 2023-2024 Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) Faculty Fellow


Dr. Shenyue Jia recently became the 2023-2024 Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) Faculty Fellow and will offer a boot camp centered around spatial data visualization and analysis using different tools in Spring 2024. As a faculty fellow of CADS, she looks forward to collaborating with other departments of Miami University on data analysis projects with a geospatial element.

The Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) is a university-wide initiative that develops problem solvers to turn data into insights and insights into action. CADS promotes education, collaboration, and innovation in analytics and data science across a multi-disciplinary group of students, faculty and organizational leaders. CADS aspires to be the hub for all things analytics and data science at Miami. Through CADS, students and faculty have an innovative and supportive environment to apply their knowledge of analytics, engage in research, and gain opportunities to further elevate their understanding.

Dr. Shenyue Jia will attend the 2023 Google Geo for Good Summit


Dr. Shenyue Jia will attend this year's Google Geo for Good Summit from Oct 10-12 at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. She will have a chance to present her work with the CrisisReady team on building a platform to streamline the harvesting, analysis, visualization, and communication of real-time geolocation data during natural disasters worldwide.

The Summit is intended for nonprofit, academic, public sector, private sector, and Indigenous peoples and local communities who are using (or want to learn to use) our mapping tools (such as Google Earth, Earth Engine, Environmental Insights Explorer, and My Maps) for planetary sustainability and human resilience around the world.

Dr. Shenyue Jia will present at the Conference of Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Climate Education


Dr. Shenyue Jia will present a paper entitled "More than GIS: Mapping the changing world with state-of-the-art technologies" during the Conference of Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Climate Education, which will be held from Sept 14-15, 2023 at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California. 

Sponsored by Harvey Mudd College's Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment and the Office of Community and Civic Engagement, the conference will convene climate experts, teacher-scholars from other disciplines and community partners to discuss the future of climate education for undergraduates. The goal of this conference is to expand the number of faculty involved in climate education and for those already involved to deepen their understanding of and appreciation for the strengths that multiple perspectives bring to addressing the challenges of climate. Presentation materials will be uploaded to this website after the conference.

Dr. Shenyue Jia selected as the 2023-2024 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science Fellow


AGU Voices for Science is a program launched in 2018 that centers around training scientists to address the critical need for communicating the value and impact of Earth and space science to key decision-makers, journalists, and public audiences. The program recruits scientists to participate in one of two tracks: policy or communications. If you are interested in applying for this program, please stay tuned from AGU Voices for Science website

This year, Dr. Shenyue Jia was honored to be selected as the 2023-2024 cohort for Policy Track. She has participated in a two-day on-site training at AGU headquarters in Washington D.C. and completed her first Congressional visit and meeting in the Capital Hill.

Meet the 2023-2024 Policy Track cohort and Science Communications cohort!

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