Wesley Reisser

Wesley Reisser
Assistant Professorial Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise

Political Geography
Energy Resources

Dr. Wes Reisser, MA ’07, has been teaching Political Geography and Energy Resources at GW for the past eight years. His current grad seminar on Political Geography focuses on the nexus between maps and power throughout history, including an exploration on how maps were used in European conquest and in propaganda.

Each spring, Wes teaches Energy Resources with a multidisciplinary approach to everything from coal to nuclear to wind and even future alternatives. He is very excited that the companion textbook for that course, entitled Energy Resources: From Science to Society, will be released February 1. Wes is an alumnus of GW, with a BA in International Affairs and History and an MA in Geography, so it is especially fun for him to maintain a close tie with his alma mater and especially with the Geography Department.


The George Washington University, MA ’07


Professor Wesley Reisser, an alumni and adjunct professor at the department, received the UNA-NCA F. Allen “Tex” Harris Human Rights Diplomacy Award for his work in LGBT human rights.