Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences
Chair: Robin M. Leichenko
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Asa K. Rennermalm
Robin M. Leichenko, B.S., Wisconsin; M.A., Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
David A. Robinson, B.Sc., Dickinson; M.S., Ph.D., Columbia
D. Asher Ghertner, B.A.,
Colby College; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Kevin St. Martin, B.A., M.S., Massachusetts; Ph.D., Clark
Asa K. Rennermalm, B.S., M.S., Copenhagen (Denmark); Ph.D., Princeton
Laura Schneider, B.S., Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Ph.D., Clark
Andrea Marston, B.A., Duke; M.A., British Columbia; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Kevon C. Rhiney, B.A., Ph.D.,
University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
Willie J. Wright, B.A., Houston; M.A., Louisville; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Geography is about understanding the world and the relationship humans have with the environment. The geography program provides technical training and theoretical grounding to meet today's environmental and societal challenges while encouraging students to envision the world of the future in which they will be important decision-makers. Recent alumni have pursued work in environmental agencies, government service, regional and city planning, international humanitarian aid, and the geographic information technology sector.
Founded in 1949, the Department of Geography at Rutgers University is a leading center for innovative research and teaching on the earth's landscape and human-environment relationships. Research by our faculty and graduate students explores a range of topics, from the cultures and economies of cities and built environments to tropical deforestation and the flow of polar ice sheets. Our geographical foci range from coastal hazards in New Jersey to the coffee fields of Jamaica and the slums of India. Across our activities, we use geographic analyses to interrogate abiding problems of the modern world.