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Department of Geography and Geology

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Outstanding Students 2014 - Beth Tyrie (left), Travis Garmon (center - right), Karissa Grammer (right)

Jonathan Oglesby conducts research on water issues in Niger with the Songhai people

Summer Storm Chasing Class with Dr. Josh Durkee

Geo-faculty assist with the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

John All conducts climate and pollution research with the American Alpine Club during the Cordillera Blanca Environmental Expedition. Photo by Clinton Lewis

Josh Durkee Chases Melting Glaciers in Iceland, Summer 2014

Geoscientists at Sea, Summer 2014, with Jason Polk and Leslie North (Photo by Nile Vincz)

University Distinguished Professor of Geography, David J. Keeling

Grand Opening of the Reynolds Geological Resources Lab, Feb 2013

Outstanding Students 2014 - Preston Dallas (right), Crumps Cave (center), Austin Boys (right)

     About the Department and WKU

    Department Head David Keeling

The Department of Geography and Geology at WKU is the starting place for all things Geoscience related. From here you can explore courses taught and research conducted by world-class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography/geology/meteorology/GIS degree from WKU will put you on the map. Click on scholarship information.
Department Mission and Vision Statement

     Polk picture

Featured Faculty Member - Dr. Jason Polk has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators and the Kentucky Board of Certification of Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators. Dr. Polk is the director of the Center for Water Resource Studies and WATERS Lab at Western Kentucky University. He represents faculty members of a college, university or a professional school whose major field is related to wastewater treatment and water supply. Dr. Polk will serve for a term expiring Aug. 31, 2017. Congratulations Jason! To learn more about faculty and student research, just click on Publications.

WKU's Department of Geography & Geology was established in 1907, so we've been offering great courses now for over 100 years! The Department 100 years ago

Cherry Hall

The Department of Geography and Geology at WKU offers excellent undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities and is a leader in relevant research and public service. Read about the Department's Study Abroad and international activities in the Alumni Magazine. Learn More...

 

LATEST FACULTY NEWS

      Remembering Debbie Kreitzer
      Dr Polk appears on the BBC
      Publications by faculty/students
      MS Geoscience program
      Mahmood talks about Climate
      Foster elected AASC President
      Fall 2014 GEOGRAM Newsletter



Department Events and News

      Scholarship Information
      John All in the Himalayas
      Stormchasers travel 8,311 miles
      Keeling appointed Editor
      Grad Student wins major award
      Supercomputer aids research
      University Events


Department Event Calendar

Department News Archive


Department Mailing Address:

Environmental Science and Technology (EST)
Room 304
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Height Blvd. #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, USA
Office: (270) 745-4555; Fax: (270) 745-6410

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