Department of Geography News

Mapes (left) and Koopman (right)
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 5:01pm
They remember the sights and sounds of helicopters and trucks as the Ohio National Guard moved into their small college town. They remember the smell of tear gas. They remember the chants of the protesters against the Vietnam War and invasion of Cambodia. They remember the panic...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:37am
  We’re welcoming two new assistant professors to the Kent campus, Dr. Tim Assal and Dr. He Yin.  
David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geography at Kent State University, has been elected president of the American Association of Geographers for 2019-20.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 3:03pm
David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, has been elected president of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the premier academic and professional geography organization in the United Stat...
Winter Scene at Kent State
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:17pm
Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., professor and chairperson of Kent State University’s Department of Geography, recently conducted a study on abnormal weather patterns published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:59pm
More Extremes In A Changing Climate: An Interview With Cameron Lee Ph.D. Cameron Lee, Ph.D., discusses with local NPR station, WKSU, the effects of a changing climate. In the ten minute interview Dr. Lee explains how we should expect to see greater extremes in light of a globally...
Three graduate students part of the new seafloor Mappers-in-Training Program
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 1:52pm
From October 4-12, 2018, the NOAA Ship Rainier welcomed aboard three graduate students for a new seafloor...
David Kaplan (center), professor in the Department of Geography, is one of three educators honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive.
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:43am
Many professors have certain influences that inspire them to teach. For David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in Kent State University's Department of Geography, that inspiration comes from his father.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:07am
The Department of Geography at Kent State University ( invites applications for two available open-rank tenure-track positions starting in August 2019, specializing in (1) Envi...
Hurricane Katrina brings the band Cairo together with a Kent State geography professor.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:52pm
Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., geography professor and co-director of Kent State University’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Health & Hazards Lab, is recognized as a leader in his field. But, his work transcends the classroom.
Kathryn Hannum Headshot
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:12am
The Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research is made possible by a generous bequest from Ms. Evelyn L. Pruitt. Ms. Pruitt w...