Geography, Geology, and the Environment
Office: 319 Advanced Technology and Science Hall
Patrick Burkhart, Patricia Campbell, Xianfeng Chen, Stentor Danielson, Heike Hartmann, Jack Livingston, Tamra Schiappa, Langdon Smith, Julie Snow, Jialing Wang, Michael Zieg
Geology and Geography are recognized for their contributions to the better understanding of the earth, nature-society relations, and global and regional situations as well as local issues. Our department’s educational mission is to advance the perspectives and insights of geology, geography, and environmental science and studies via high quality curricular programs for our majors and high quality liberal studies courses for non-majors. Complementary missions are to extend knowledge in our disciplines through research and to provide service to the university and our region.
The Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment offers a variety of field based perspectives on the study of the earth and people’s relation to it. Students can focus on the physical nature of the earth, on the nature of places on the earth’s surface, or on the geographic study of economic, political, and cultural processes. Or students may take a more interdisciplinary approach and integrate knowledge from many disciplines in the study of environmental issues.