I am a geomorphologist and applied remote sensing researcher. Most of my early work was on ancient and contemporary glacial landscapes in Canada, the USA and Iceland, and in particular on subglacial meltwater processes. I study these landscapes through their geomorphology and sedimentology, and I use satellite imagery and ground penetrating radar as my tools. More recently, using the same methods and tools, I have undertaken research in Yucatan, Mexico, on karst sinkholes and their use by the ancient Maya, and on the irrigation networks built by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970's and early 1980's in Cambodia. More recently, I have moved into administration, serving as the Chair of the Department of Geography, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Interim Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and now Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. I have led a number of initiatives at Kent State centered on faculty and student success, including textbook affordability, improving faculty mentoring, faculty and executive leadership development, and preparing the university to be more “student-ready”. Being an only child, and a first-generation university student, I am a fierce advocate for student-ready initiatives and promote diversity, equity and inclusion at every opportunity.
Colucci, A.R., Tyner, J.A., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Rice, S., Kimsroy, S., Chhay, C., and Coakley, C. (2021) Critical Physical Geography and the Study of Genocide: Lessons from Cambodia https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12451
Coakley, C., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Tyner, J., Kimsroy, S., Chhay, C., and Rice, S. (2019) Extracting Khmer Rouge Irrigation Networks from Pre-Landsat 4 Satellite Imagery Using Vegetation Indices. Remote Sensing, 11(20), 2397.
Rice, S., Tyner, J., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Kimsroy, S., and Coakley, C., (2019) The hydro-logic of genocide: remaking land, water, and bodies in Democratic Kampuchea, 1975-79. Area. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12582
Munro-Stasiuk, M., Marcinkiewicz, J., Lightner, J., Goar, C. (2019)Creating an effective mid-career faculty mentoring and coaching program. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 2(1), 530-536.
Tyner, J., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Coakley, C., Kimsroy, S. and Rice, S.,(2018) Khmer Rouge Irrigation Schemes during the Cambodian Genocide. Genocide Studies International. doi: 10.3138/gsi.12.1.07
Rice, S., Tyner, J., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Sirik, S., and Kimsroy, S., (2016) Making land to make life: Island-building in the South China Sea and the biopolitics of geomorphic transformation. The Geographical Journal, 182(4), 444-448. doi 10.1111/geoj.12173
Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Manahan, T.K., Stockton, T., and Ardren, T. (2014) Spatial and Physical Characteristics of Rejolladas in Northern Yucatán, Mexico: Implications for Ancient Maya Agriculture and Settlement Patterns, Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, 29, 156–172. doi 10.1002/gea.21468
Munro-Stasiuk, M., Marcinkiewicz, J., Lightner, J., Goar, C. (2019)Creating an effective mid-career faculty mentoring and coaching program. The Institute of Mentoring and Coaching, Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Russell, A., Korte, D., Harris, T., and Blauvelt, D. (2019) Evidence for subglacial hydrofracturing, western Skeiðarársandur, Iceland. 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Dublin, Ireland.
Russell, A., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Gregory, A. and Blauvelt, D. (2019) Geomorphological and sedimentary signatures of transient subglacial hydraulics during the November 1996 jökulhlaup, Skeiðarárjökull, Iceland. 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Dublin, Ireland.
Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Fraizer, G., Washington, R., Campana, G., and Smith, M. (2019) Evaluating NOA-AGEP scholar experiences through an equity and inclusion scorecard. 11th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers, Baltimore, Maryland.
Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., and Fraizer, G. (2018) Equity and Inclusion Scorecard In How Evaluation Speaks Truth to Power in STEM Persistence and Support: Lessons Learned from the Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance. Annual Evaluation Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.
Tyner, J., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Rice, S. Kimsroy, S., Coakley, C. (2018) Nature, Labor, Value, and Capital: Khmer Rouge Irrigation in Democratic Kampuchea, UK Association of Southeast Asia Studies, Leeds.
Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Coakley, C., Tyner, J., Kimsroy, S., Rice, S., (2018) Khmer Rouge irrigation projects (1975-1979): extent, scale, style, and impact. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Coakley, C., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Tyner, J., (2018) Using Remote Sensing to Identify the Khmer Rouge Irrigation Network. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Fraizer, G., Washington, R., Campana, G. and Brown, A., (2018) Development of an Equity Scorecard to Assess AGEP Student Experiences. AGEP National Research Conference, University of California, Berkeley.
Rozek, C., Midden, W.R., Komar, A., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Tessier, C., Pocotte, S., Linkous, C., and Smith, M., (2018) Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance (NOA-AGEP). AGEP National Research Conference, University of California, Berkeley.
Wilson, K., Lawless-Andric, L., Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., and Brown, A. (2018) The Great Place Initiative: Institutionalizing the Climate Study Process for Real Change. National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, M.Sc. Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, M.A. Geography and Archaeology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Association of American Geographers, Geological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability