About the Department and WKU
In Ogden College's Department of Geography and Geology,
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. We are the most internationalized department at WKU! Click on scholarship information.
Featured Faculty Member for March: - NAHID GANI, Ph.D., is a tectonics and structural geologist who joined the Geography and Geology department in 2012 as an Assistant Professor. Her overarching research goal is to explore the complex interplay among tectonics, climate, and exhumation/unroofing to address the grand challenges of how earth-systems feedback plays a critical role in landscape deformation and evolution. In particular, Dr. Gani’s research focuses on investigating geologic constraints such as tectonic and structural deformation, surface processes, and topography effects in both extensional and compressional geologic settings. Her research also investigates the link between tectonics, paleoclimate, and hominin evolution in East Africa. She routinely integrates low-temperature thermochronology, tectonics and structural analysis and modeling, field studies, GIS, and remote-sensing-based tectonic geomorphology to gain a more robust understanding of her research challenges. Dr. Gani was recognized as the 2016-2017 WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) recipient. For more information about these or other research projects, as well as opportunities for research collaboration, feel free to contact Dr. Gani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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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