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Department of Geography and Geology

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Wendy Decroix receives 2014 Staff Excellence award from the Provost and President (Clinton Lewis photo)

Jonathan Oglesby conducts research on water issues in Niger with the Songhai people

Summer Storm Chasing Class with Dr. Josh Durkee

Geo-faculty assist with the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Dr. Josh Durkee shot this quad-copter image from 350 ft. above WKU’s campus showing approaching fog on Sept. 9.

Outstanding Students 2014 - Beth Tyrie (left), Travis Garmon (center - right), Karissa Grammer (right)

Geoscientists at Sea, Summer 2014, with Jason Polk and Leslie North (Photo by Nile Vincz)

University Distinguished Professor of Geography, David J. Keeling

Grand Opening of the Reynolds Geological Resources Lab, Feb 2013

Outstanding Students 2014 - Preston Dallas (right), Crumps Cave (center), Austin Boys (right)

     About the Department and WKU

    Department Head David Keeling

The Department of Geography and Geology at WKU is the starting place for all things Geoscience related. From here you can explore courses taught and research conducted by world-class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography/geology/meteorology/GIS degree from WKU will put you on the map. Click on scholarship information.
Department Mission and Vision Statement

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Featured Faculty Member for February: - Dr. KATIE ALGEO is a cultural geographer who joined the WKU faculty in 2001 to teach a variety of human geography and GIS classes. Her research interests include tourism, rural development, agricultural geography (particularly recent change in the Burley Tobacco Belt), interfaces between folk and popular culture, the role that media places in the representation and formation of cultural identities, and Appalachian development. Her current project explores the historical geography of tourism to Mammoth Cave and looks both at economic development accompanying tourism and ways in which Mammoth Cave was "symbolically constructed" to appeal to tourists. She is treasurer of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG), and her work has appeared in the Journal of Geography, Southern Cultures, Southeastern Geographer, and Names. To learn more about faculty and student research, just click on Publications.

WKU's Department of Geography & Geology was established in 1907, so we've been offering great courses now for over 100 years! The Department 100 years ago

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The Department of Geography and Geology at WKU offers excellent undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities and is a leader in relevant research and public service. Read about the Department's Study Abroad and international activities in the Alumni Magazine. Learn More...

 

LATEST FACULTY NEWS

      Cool Video with Logan Mitchell
      Dr Polk appears on the BBC
      Publications by faculty/students
      MS Geoscience program
      Mahmood talks about Climate
      Foster elected AASC President
      Fall 2014 GEOGRAM Newsletter



Department Events and News

      Scholarship Information
      John All in the Himalayas
      Stormchasers travel 8,311 miles
      Keeling appointed Editor
      Grad Student wins major award
      Supercomputer aids research
      University Events


Department Event Calendar

Department News Archive


Department Mailing Address:

Environmental Science and Technology (EST)
Room 304
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Height Blvd. #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, USA
Office: (270) 745-4555; Fax: (270) 745-6410

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