Geography News & Resources


Spatial Analysis Lab calendar available here.

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.

March 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Marie Price who was just announced as the next and first female President of the American Geographical Society (AGS)!  This great news also picked up by the GW Hatchet

EVST Major and Luther Rice Fellow, Sydney Goldstein, along with her mentor Prof. Keeley highlighted by CCAS for Goldstein's research on Green Buildings.  

January 2016
Congratulations to Hannah Hassani on winning  2015 Middle Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographers' 2015 Undergraduate Paper Award for her paper, "Gendered Migration as a Suprastate Issue: Case Studies from Two Provinces in the Philippines." 

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.

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.