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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 at Gelman Library (2130 H Street NW) @ 4:00pm. Please check RSVP page or  announcement e-mail for exact location.

Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 
Sept 15  Professor Dmitry Streletskiy, Geography M.S. students Luis Suter and Nina Feldman | GWU | Arctic Change and Urban Sustainability: student perspectives from the field | RSVP 
Sept 29  Alumni Panel | Josh Lasky, LINK | Jill Wilson, CRS | Kaitlin Yarnall, NGS
Oct 20  Drs. Declan Cullen and Katie Wells | GWU | Uber Research | RSVP
Nov 11 Dr. Samuel Ledermann | IDS-ESIA | Africa Development
Dec 1  Sir Andrew Motion | Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom | Coming Into Land | RSVP 
Jan 23  Dr. Lily House-Peters | California State, Long Beach | Desert Forests and Riparian Flows: Shifting Topographies of Water Security in the US-Mexico Borderlands
Feb 9  Dr. Ryan Orgera | LSU
March 2  Annual Dorn C McGrath Jr. Lecture | Eugenie Birch | University of Pennsylvania
March 23 Dr. Jonathan Leib | Old Dominion University | Confederate Monuments

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



FALL 2017 Spatial Analysis Lab Calendar.

September 2017
Brown-bag lunch talk with visiting scholar Dr. Rob Lemmens: The Semantic Web: Using ontologies and linked data to support geodata creation, discovery and integration.
Friday, Sept.15 @ 12:00 in PHIL 411

Geography Faculty and Students work in arctic featured by Columbian College: Into the Arctic.

Geography student Steven Chao interned with NASA DEVELOP this past summer.  Check out the video he directed and edited on the work he and his team did.