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Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at The George Washington University is dedicated to achieving excellence in research and education through the diffusion of geographic knowledge that focuses on the relationships between the physical world and its occupation and modification by humans.

Geography is an integral part of the basic education of university students, occupying a central role in the pursuit of knowledge among complementary disciplines. Offering introductory and a wide range of advanced courses, the Geography Department faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and the incorporation of innovative methods of geographic analysis and communication.

The department believes in fostering an educational environment that introduces young scholars to the theoretical and applied aspects of contemporary and historical geography. Students in our undergraduate and graduate programs are prepared to meet the challenges of further study and professional careers in several fields.

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September 2014
GW Geography Alum, Jill Willson, authors report at Brookings titled Investing in English Skills: The Limited English Proficient Workforce in US Metropolitan Areas.” 

September 2014
Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) semester calendar.

August 2014
GW Geography Alum, Colleen Pulsford, presents her work with USAID GeoCenter on their Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts at ESRI conference.

July 2014
Faculty and student's Siberian permafrost research highlighted in Barents Observer

June 2014
GW Geography Alum, Brian Hawthorne, part of D-Day Anniversary recognized by President Obama.

April 2014
The Humanitarian Mapping Society at GW (HMS GW) is a new student organization that will provide geospatial support for international development, and international disaster preparation/response efforts. For more information check them out on Facebook or email.

March 2014
Professor Mona Atia received the prestigious NSF Career Award to conduct research on poverty mapping in Morocco and Egypt.  Next year on her sabbatical she plans to begin this project with field work in Morocco and Egypt.

January 2014
GW Geography launches GIS Certificate Program.

January 2014
GW Geography mapping project noted in USAID blog.