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Department of Geography and Geology

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Kianoosh Ebrahimi (left), Tyler Smith (center), and Brita Austin receive their 2015 Outstanding Student Awards

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

Dr. Josh Durkee shot this quad-copter image from 350 ft. above WKU’s campus showing approaching fog on Sept. 9.

Wendy Decroix receives the WKU Outstanding Staff Award for 2014

Jeremy Weber, a graduate of our GIS program, discussed Geo-Jobe’s new GIS application. (Photo by Kevin Cary)

University Distinguished Professor of Geography, David J. Keeling

Caleb Chappell and Dr Celestian presenting their research at the 2015 ACA meeting

Outstanding Students 2015 - Austin Williams (left) and Michelle Foley (right), introduced by Dr David Keeling (center)

     About the Department and WKU

    Department Head David Keeling

 In Ogden College's Department of Geography and Geology,

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Evidence and Argument is the "Scientific Method." Our programs are 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

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Featured Faculty Member for January: - ANDREW WULFF, Ph.D., recent research interests include the petrogenetic history of volcanic rocks in the Chilean Andes and Mojave Desert, the health effects of residential radon and airborne particulate quartz dust, and connections to anthropology/archeology such as the sourcing of chert artifacts using trace element signatures, and the modeling paleoenvironments associated with early hominid finds in Java. These research interests involve quantitative analysis of a wide variety of geological materials using XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, SEM and electron microprobe, and he is pleased to have both undergraduate and graduate students as colleagues in all aspects of these investigations. Dr. Wulff also has a strong Interest in developing innovative teaching strategies for all levels and is active in contributing to the earth science curricula in the local school district. Andrew was the 2013 winner of the WKU and Ogden Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. He is active in training and leading workshops for pre- and in-service earth science teachers. Dr. Wulff serves as advisor for undergraduate Honors students and for undergraduate research projects. Students are expected to become proficient in analytical techniques, write grants, abstracts, and papers - and present research results at professional meetings. Students on these projects have so far received 34 grants from different sources. Contact Dr. Wulff at 270-745-5976; or email at: andrew.wulff@wku.edu.

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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...

 

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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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