New Department Chair takes office
Prof. Changshan Wu took office as new Chair of the Department of Geography in August 2013.
Prof. Mark Schwartz
Gave a keynote speech at the 2nd International Symposium on Climate, Food and Water, which was held 3-9 November 2013 in Jeju, Republic of Korea. His talk was entitled “Seasons of Change: Plant Phenology as Indicator of Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions.”
Prof. Linda McCarthy
Has been invited to University College Dublin (UCD), School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, in Ireland for a two year appointment as Visiting Professor.
UWM Department of Geography
Geography is a dynamic discipline that examines connections between people, places, and environments. In investigating the connections, geographers study some the world's most pressing issues, such as:
- climate change
- water shortages
- loss of biodiversity
- globalization and economic systems
- urban and regional development
- immigration and social change
- poverty and inequality
Many faculty members in the UWM Geography Department examine these issues in the context of the city as the crucial site where human and environmental processes take (and make) place.
Students studying geography at UWM have the opportunity to take a range of courses that develop important technical and analytic skills to investigate these problems. In addition, students combine classroom study with internships, fieldwork, and community service to enhance critical and analytic tools and learn more about their real world applications. Geography students can pursue:
- B.A. or B.S. degrees at the undergraduate level
- M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. degrees at the graduate level
The Department also actively participates in the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and campus-wide GIS research and education activities.