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 December: - KATIE ALGEO, Ph.D., is a cultural geographer who joined the faculty of Western Kentucky University in the fall of 2001 to teach a variety of human geography and GIS classes. Her research interests include tourism, rural development, agricultural geography (particularly recent change in the Burley Tobacco Belt), interfaces between folk and popular culture, the role that media places in the representation and formation of cultural identities, and Appalachian development. Her current project explores the historical geography of tourism to Mammoth Cave and looks both at economic development accompanying tourism and ways in which Mammoth Cave was "symbolically constructed" to appeal to tourists. She has served as treasurer of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG), and her work has appeared in Journal of Geography, Southern Cultures, Southeastern Geographer, and Names. Before coming to WKU, Dr. Algeo taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she enjoyed leading field trips to explore aspects of Wisconsin culture such as vernacular shrines and grottos, polka masses, concrete art, dairy barns, and ginseng farms. Dr. Algeo received the Henry H. Douglas Distinguished Service Award in October, 2017, at the International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture annual conference held in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about her teaching and research interests, contact Dr. Algeo via email at email@example.com.
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
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