Lisa Benton-Short

Lisa Benton-Short

Department Chair [On Sabbatical]
Faculty: Full-Time
Room 205
Address: Samson Hall
2036 H St NW
Washington, DC,
Phone: 202-994-6188
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Monuments, Memorials and Public Space 
National Parks in Cities
Environmental Issues in cities
Urban Sustainability 
Cities and Immigration

Professor of Geography


Ph.D. (Syracuse)


Benton-Short, L.M. National Identity and the National Mall. (in progress)

Benton-Short, L (editor).  2013. Cities of North America: Contemporary challenges in US and Canadian Cities.  Rowman and Littlefield: New York.

Benton-Short, L.M. and J.R. Short. 2013. Cities & Nature, Second Edition. New York: Routledge and London

M. Price and Benton-Short, L.M. (editors) 2008. Migrants to the Metropolis: the Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Benton, L.M. and J.R. Short (editors). 2001. Environmental Discourses: a Reader. Oxford: Blackwell.

Benton, L.M. and J.R. Short. 1999. Environmental Discourses and Practice. Oxford: Blackwell.

Classes Taught

GEOG 1001 - Human Geography
GEOG 2140 - Cities & Society 
GEOG 3143 - Urban Sustainability
GEOG 3810 - Building Cities
GEOG 6243 - Seminar on US Cities 
GEOG 6244 - Seminar on Urban Sustainability