Corey Scher

Corey Scher

PhD Candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences

City University of New York

My doctoral research leverages geophysics, data engineering, and satellite imaging radar to study the physical impacts of war and conflict.

I’m a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and work in close coordination with the Conflict Ecology group at Oregon State.

My work is focused at the intersection of science and humanitarian issues; relevant to journalistic reporting on the impacts of war and conflict. The results of my research studying war and conflict impacts are featured in reporting from organizations like the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, NPR, the Times, and others.


  • Geodesy
  • Geography
  • Synthetic aperture radar (interferometry)


  • PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences, (expected 2024)

    Graduate Center at the City University of New York

  • MS in Geology, 2019

    City University of New York

  • Bachelors in Geology, 2017

    University of California, Berkeley