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Department of Geography

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


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 in The National Churchill Library and Center at Gelman Library (2130 H Street NW) @ 4:00pm.

Fall 2017 dates and speakers TBD


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. 

Geography News & Resources


SPRING 2017 Spatial Analysis Lab Calendar.

March 2017
Annual Dorn McGrath Lecture. Friday, March 3rd

October 2016
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