What Can Geography Do for You?

A degree in Geography (Environment, Society, and Technology) provides you with the education and skills to pursue a wide range of career options (Environmental planning, GIS professionals, Urban development, etc.) Our students work in diverse fields such as fire ecology, remote sensing, GIS, watershed management, wildlife habitat, energy planning, food security, marketing, and social justice. Whether we utilize advanced geospatial technologies or work ‘on the ground’ to understand and help communities, geographers strive to solve pressing societal and environmental problems.

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Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose

M.A., 2006, Human and Environmental
Current Position: Asst. Professor of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, University of Utah

I teach and conduct research in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at the University of Utah. My research uses qualitative and spatial methods to examine systemic inequities expressed through class, race, political economy, and relationships to nature. I use this justice-focused lens to study homelessness in parks, socioecological systems, outdoor education, and place attachment in protected areas.

Department Research

  • physical geography specialty

  • human geography specialty

  • environment and society specialty

  • GIScience specialty

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