Geography Program Faculty
The faculty within the Geography Program have a depth and breadth of expertise that covers the United States, Alaska and the Circumpolar North. The faculty are committed to student success through teaching and research that prepare geographers to address the many challenges we now face in a globalized society, particularly from a northern perspective. Particular focus is given to the unique challenges found in Alaska.
GEOG 302 - Geography of Alaska
GEOG 303 - Geography of the U.S. and Canada
GEOG 305 - Geography of Europe
GEOG 311 - Geography of Asia
GEOG 312 - People, Places & Env: Principles of Human Geography
GEOG 420 - Geopolotics of Energy
Cultural geography, North American regional cultures, rural cultures, perceptual geography, and sense of place. Recent research interests are popular perceptions of Alaska and the expression of frontier ideology in Alaskan politics, culture, and landscape.
B.S., 1984 University of Kansas
M.A., 1992 University of Kansas
Ph.D., 1997, University of Kansas
Forest ecology, ice-age climate change, and the interactions between prehistoric humans and changing climate.
GEOG 111 Physical Geography w/Lab
GEOG/GEOS 339 Change Detection in Arctic Systems w/Lab
GEOG/GEOS 483 Research Design, Writing, Presentation Methods
GEOS/GEOG 460/660 The Dynamic Alaskan Coastline
My research focuses on elucidating coastal environmental changes occurring over multiple spacial and temporal scales in response to natural and anthropogenic drivers. This research will be an important component to developing appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change along Alaska's coastline.