Stephanie Rogers
Department of Geosciences
Assistant Professor

Research Areas: GIScience, remote sensing, drones (UAS/UAVs), spatiotemporal analysis, water quality, wastewater

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


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 better understand human-environmental issues across disciplines. Rogers runs 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, spatiotemporal modeling of water quality and contamination, wastewater infrastructure improvements and prioritization. Her research program is currently supported by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (through NOAA), the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES), and USDA Rural Development.


GEOG 1000                  Introduction to Geography

GEOG 5700/6700         Quantitative Methods and Spatial Analysis

GEOG 5830/6830         Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 5850/6850         Drones and Geospatial Applications

Selected Publications

  1. Ojeda, A.S., R. Rogers, C. Jannach, K. McNeal. 2023. “Development and validation of a groundwater concept inventory (GWCI) for a general audience” Groundwater.
  2. Jordan, M.A., A.S. Ojeda, E. Larson, R. Rogers. 2023. "Investigating the relationship between surface water pollution and onsite wastewater treatment systems.” Environmental Science and Technology.
  3. Mathews, A., K. Singh, A. Cummings, R. Rogers. 2023. “Fundamental practices for drone remote sensing research across disciplines.” Drone Systems and Applications.
  4. Viticoski, R. L., Wang, D., Feltman, M.A., Mulabagal, V., R. Rogers, Blersch, D.M., Hayworth, J.S. 2022. “Spatial Distribution and Mass Transport of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Surface Water: a Statewide Evaluation of PFAS Occurrence and Fate in Alabama”. Science of the Total Environment.
  5. Rogers, S.R., K.K. Singh, A.J. Mathews, A. Cummings. 2022. “Geographers and drones: who is using them and why?”. The Professional Geographer.

Last updated: 04/25/2024