Department of Geography News

Kent State University's new graduate minor degree in Race, Gender & Social Justice (RGSJ)
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 2:31pm
Starting in Fall Semester 2021, the Department of Pan-African Studies will offer all Kent State University graduate students the option of taking three courses leading to a new graduate minor degree in Race, Gender and Social Justice at the Kent Campus. Pending approval by the Ke...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 3:06pm
The Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences congratulates James A. Tyner, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, who is a 2021 recipient of ‘Distinguished Scholarship Honors’ from the Amer...
Looking at the clouds of a hurricane from above
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:30am
Climate change can now be measured on a global scale using multiple weather variables, according to new research published by Cameron C. Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Kent State.
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.  
Picture of sun shining over Kent campus
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.