Earth Science and Geography
Department

The department combines the perspectives of the natural and social sciences. With the entire earth as a laboratory, earth science students investigate issues of climate change, hydrology, and pollution, oceanography, sustainable agriculture, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, sedimentology, and environmental planning. Geography students explore such topics as environmental perception and conservation, urban design and land-use planning, global economic change, migration and population patterns, regional studies, cartography, and geographic information systems. Both earth science and geography faculty also teach in various multidisciplinary programs, such as environmental studies, international studies, urban studies, and women’s studies. Options include majors as well as correlate sequences in each discipline, and two interdepartmental majors, anthropology-geography and earth science and society. For a major in geography, a senior seminar and thesis are required. For geology, senior research is a prerequisite for departmental honors.

Earth Science

Assistant Professor of Earth Science
BA, Pomona College; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
Assistant Professor of Earth Science and Environmental Studies
BS, University of Delaware; MS. & PhD, The Ohio State University
Professor of Earth Science on the Althea Ward Clark Chair
BA, Occidental College; PhD, University of California-Santa Cruz
Professor of Earth Science
BS, Western Washington University; MA, PhD, Dartmouth College
Adjunct Instructor in Earth Science
BS, University of California-Santa Cruz; MPhil, CUNY Graduate School and University Center; MS, University of California-Santa Barbara
Professor of Geography and Chair of Earth Science and Geography
BS, MS, Peking University (北京大学); PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Geography

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography
BS, Cornell University; MA, Clark University; MS, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; PhD, Clark University
Professor of Geography and Director of Environmental Studies
BA, Carleton College; MA, University of Oregon; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Professor of Geography
BA, Pomona College; MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley
Professor of Geography
BA, Middlebury College; MA, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles
Professor of Geography and Chair of Earth Science and Geography
BS, MS, Peking University (北京大学); PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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