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Geography & Environment: Our Department

The Department of Geography and Environment is a dynamic department, providing many educational opportunities to our students through advanced geography, environmental studies, GIS, and urban planning courses. Established in 1970 as the Department of Geography and Anthropology, the Department was reorganized in 2011 to incorporate the newly created Environmental Studies program, with Anthropology moving to the Sociology Department. The Department of Geography & Environment is located on the third floor of Robinson Hall.


Departmental Overview


For more information on what's happening in our department, check out our biannual newsletter!

Our Faculty and Staff

Our faculty's interests run the geographic gamut, from physical geography and environmental science to urban planning, cultural geography and GIS. Find contact information for our faculty in our department directory.

Our emeritus faculty continue to be involved in the department. Marvin Creamer, one of the founding members of the Department, is the only person to ever circumnavigate the globe without the aid of navigational instruments.

Our Students and Alumni

For more information on our current students and alumni, please visit our Students and Alumni page.

Our Facilities

Geography and Environment's facilities are located on the third floor of Robinson Hall. For more information on our computer labs, GPS and surveying equipment, and other facilities, please visit our Department Facilities page.