About the Department and WKU
In Ogden College's Department of Geography and Geology,
Evidence and Argument is the "Scientific Method." Our programs are 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
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Featured Faculty Member for February: - LESLIE NORTH, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies. Dr. North earned her doctorate in Geography and Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Since she was first exposed to karst science as an undergraduate student, Leslie has focused her collegiate and research activities on understanding and protecting these fragile terrains. During her Master’s thesis research, which focused on evaluating anthropogenic karst disturbances, Leslie reached the startling conclusion that both the general public and policymakers have a very limited understanding of karst terrains, resulting in widespread misuse of these landscapes. As a result, for her dissertation Dr North conducted the first holistic study of karst-related educational programs implemented in the United States and abroad, and the tools, techniques, and feasibility of educating the general public at karst attractions, particularly show-cave facilities. Through a large body of data collected from over 100 show caves worldwide, she was able to illustrate the existence of multiple missed opportunities and misconceptions about educational pursuits in informal learning environments that are ultimately hindering the pursuit of appropriate geologic education and encouraging erroneous measures of program success. Dr. North is an associate of the Center for Human Geo-Environmental Studies (CHNGES) . For more information about her teaching and research interests contact Dr. North at email@example.com.
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...
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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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