Teaching

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The Department of Geography and the Environment

Environmental Studies Program

International Studies Program

GPS instruction in the Peruvian Amazon

Teaching Approach

My classes involve a great deal of student participation and often contain a real world application or project.  A good example of this is GEOG 345: Society, Economy and Nature: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development.  More information can be found by listening to this 3 minute MP3 podcast from a WCVE 88.9 FM (local NPR) December 4, 2009 interview with John Ogle or by reading this newspaper article, UR students’ research helps protect wildlife and plants in Afghanistan, or this 2012 University publication (see Artes Liberales page 14, Journey to the Amazon: David Salisbury treks to Peru with National Geographic.  GEOG 333: Geographies of Amazonia  has also received attention from the University press (see Artes Liberales page 3: Geography professor brings the Amazon to Richmond).  See links below and student research for more examples of applied projects completed in class.

Courses Taught

Year 2015-2016 on sabbatical in Granada, Spain

Courses taught Academic Year 2014-2015

Fall 2014

  • IS 400 Senior Seminar: Boundaries, Borderlands and Frontiers
  • GEOG 210/IS 210 Geographic Dimensions of Human Development

Spring2014

  • GEOG 345 Society, Economy, and Nature: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Courses taught Academic Year 2013-2014

Fall 2013

  • GEOG 210/IS 210 Geographic Dimensions of Human Development

Spring2014

  • GEOG 333 Geographies of Amazonia
  • GEOG 401/ENVR 391 Environmental Senior Seminar: Human Dimensions of Climate Change

Courses taught Academic Year 2012-2013

  • GEOG 345 Society, Economy, and Nature: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  • IS 290 International Perspectives (also good for Geography credit)
  • GEOG 333 Geographies of Amazonia

Courses taught Academic Year 2011-2012

Courses taught Academic Year 2010-2011

  • Fall Fulbright lecture/research in Peruvian Amazon at Universidad Nacional de Ucayali
  • Ordenamiento Territorial (Land Use Policy)
  • Spring Research Leave (not teaching)

Courses taught Academic Year 2009-2010

Courses taught Academic Year 2008-2009

Courses taught Academic Year 2007-2008

  • GEOG 210/IS 210 Geographic Dimensions of Human Development
  • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Methods
  • ENVR 391 Environmental Senior Seminar: Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • GEOG 380/IS 350/QUST Amazonia in the Age of Globalization
  • LAC 250 Communication and Culture in the Amazon (Spanish)