Geography News & Resources


SPRING 2017 Spatial Analysis Lab Calendar.

October 2016
We're Hiring!! Posting for Assistant Professor Position.

Professors Melissa Keeley (page 7) and Ryan Engstrom (page19) featured in the CCAS Fall/Winter 2016 Magazine.

September 2016

Dr. Ryan Engstrom noted in Brookings article on Monitoring Poverty from Space on his collaborating with the World Bank.

Dept. of Geography Chair and Professor, Lisa Benton-Short's new book The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space critiques why after 9/11 public spaces no longer represent freedom

August 2016

Department Chair, Dr. Lisa Benton-Short, interviewed about her new book The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space.

Dr. Nuala Cowan will be one of the keynote speakers for the  International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) 2016 in Manila.

Department of Geography

Paige Norman Final Senior Video (BA 2016)
Paige Norman, Geography Major (BA 2016)

**Assistant Professor Position with the Department of Geography**

The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geography beginning August 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography or an allied field by the date of appointment, a specialty in Biogeography and possess a strong background in landscape/spatial ecology and geospatial analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Biogeography, Physical Geography and their field of interest.

To apply, please complete an online faculty application here

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

The Department of Geography SPEAKER SERIES
Each semester the Department hosts a number of different speakers on a variety of topics relating to the field of Geography.  All are welcome to attend these exciting and intriguing talks.  Talks will be hosted at the Department, 1922 F St., NW (Old Main) in Room 219 @ 4:00pm.

Sept 9th  Mitchell Sipus - Unfolding the Rhizome
Sept 23rd  Geography Alumni Career Panel - Nicole Svajlenka, Chris Hart and Avery Sandborn 
Oct 21st  Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic panel chaired by Dr. Nikolay Shiklomanov. NOTE different location - Duques Hall 251 (2201 G St NW)
Noc 11th  Corey Johnson - Mobile Energy and Obdurate Infrastructure: Distant Carbon and the Making of Modern Europe

Announcing the Dorn C McGrath, Jr. Lecture Fund.  The fund will support an annual lecture from a prominent urban planner or geographer.  The intent of this lecture fund is to honor the contributions of Professor Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. and to insure a high-level discussion about planning innovations and best practices in the United States and abroad.  To donate click here.

 The Office of Sustainability has certified that the Department of Geography has met the requirements for Green Office Certification at the George Washington University and pledges to promote sustainable office behavior and practices.