Western Kentucky University

Department of Geography and Geology

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

Chris Groves, University Distinguished Professor of Karst Geoscience

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)

Department Head David Keeling leading a field trip at the Taj Mahal, India

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

     Mahmood picture

Featured Faculty Member - Dr. Rezaul Mahmood won the WKU award for Outstanding Research and Creativity for 2013-2014. Congratulations Rezaul! 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...



      Remembering Debbie Kreitzer
      Dr Polk appears on the BBC
      Publications by faculty/students
      MS Geoscience program
      Mahmood on WKYU-FM on Climate
      Foster elected President of AASC
      Fall 2013 GEOGRAM Newsletter

Department Events and News

      Scholarship Information
      John All rescued in the Himalayas
      Stormchasers travel 8,311 miles
      Keeling appointed Americas Editor
      Grad Student wins major award
      New 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

 Last Modified 6/16/14