Western Kentucky University

Department of Geography and Geology

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Grand Opening of the Reynolds Geological Resources Lab, Feb 2013

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

Nick Lawhon (Geoscience Graduate Student) taking Field Measurements

Lee Anne Bledsoe, Sean Vanderhoff, Leslie North (l-r) and Jason Polk (back) on a Colorado fieldtrip learning local karst geology

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

               About the Department and WKU

Department Head David Keeling

Welcome to the Department of Geography and Geology at WKU, where students and faculty engage in Geoscience for the 21st Century! Click on scholarship information.
Department Mission and Vision Statement

 Centennial logo

Here's to a successful 2013-14 academic year! 2012-13 proved to be a great year for WKU Geoscientists everywhere. 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
      Gripshover named KY Geographer
      Foster elected President of AASC
      Fall 2013 GEOGRAM Newsletter

Department Events and News

      Scholarship Information
      Geologists in the Bahamas
      Stormchasers travel 7,115 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 2/11/14