Texas Tech University

Dr. Patricia Solis

Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Email: patricia.solis@ttu.edu

Phone: (469) 200-9093

Fax: (806) 742-3959

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Patricia Solis


  • B.S., Physics, Kansas State University, 1994
  • B.A., German, Kansas State University, 1994
  • M.A., Geography, Kansas State University, 1996
  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Iowa, 2002


  • Resilience, climate change and sustainable development.
  • Geographic technologies, open mapping, Latin America.
  • Geography in higher education, inclusion, youth, community development.

Patricia Solís is a broadly trained geographer who has researched issues in climate change, geographic technologies, sustainable development, water resources, Latin America, and geography as a discipline in higher education.

She has also studied and published on international research collaboration, professional development, academic grantsmanship, and broadening participation in higher education for women and minorities. Her international experience includes fostering collaborations among emerging scholars in 60 countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Over her career, Dr. Solís has developed more than 50 competitively funded projects totaling more than $11 million from federal sources such as the NSF, NASA, USAID, U.S. Department of State, and others.

Synergistic Acitivities

Recent Publications