Chair’s Message

doug stowHello current and prospective members of the SDSU Geography community –

We are three-quarters of the way through the 2018-19 academic year, which has been another period of high activity and accomplishment for the SDSU Department of Geography. I am serving as interim chair while Piotr Jankowski is on sabbatical leave. Piotr is in Poland this semester conducting community-driven research supported by a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award.

The primary purpose of this message is to encourage (1) prospective students to find out what a supportive and vibrant department SDSU Geography is, (2) current students to keep up with recent developments and stay active in the Department, and (3) alums to stay in touch with faculty and staff in the Department, monitor our web site, and reach out to our current students.

You may have come across this message by browsing the SDSU Geography web site. The site has been updated lately, through the efforts of our staff and faculty. We hope that you like and appreciate it’s look, feel and content, and certainly value the feedback that you have about it. We also hope that you regularly check the web site to find out about recent accomplishments, current research activities and upcoming events.

Alongside the website, we're also on FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We maintain active email listservs for faculty, students, and alumni. If you hear of any news, events, or career opportunities that may be of interest to our geography community, send them along to Harry Johnson and he'll see that they get posted to the correct people.

In addition to our regular colloquia presentations on Friday afternoons, the scholarships and award ceremony is scheduled for May 3rd (courtyard west of Storm Hall), and Department and College of Arts & Letters commencement ceremonies will take place on May 17th. On the evening of April 4th we are co-hosting a social event with our UCSB joint doctoral program collaborators, as part of the Association of American Geographers meeting in Washington D.C. See the department events page for details.

All the best from SDSU Geography,

Doug Stow, Interim Chair