Geographer, Cartographer, Climatologist
Johnathan Sugg is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Appalachian State University, where he conducts research and teaches in cartography, climate science, and climate change communication. His research explores the usability of geographic information in the context of climate variability and change, and specifically seeks to understand the role that maps play to make sense of policy-relevant information as it is interpreted differently through a range of user perceptions, values-based judgements, and worldviews. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and has since worked with POW on mapping projects to identify key geographies for climate communication and outreach. Johnathan grew up in the southern Appalachian Mountains, where he learned to ski at Beech Mountain, and today enjoys spending time with his family on the trails of western North Carolina and the high south.