Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma!
We are a dynamic and growing department located in Norman, Oklahoma, named one of the best small cities in America.
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Geography is a discipline that studies people and the world in which they live. The geography research and teaching focus at the University of Oklahoma are organized around two thematic areas which correspond broadly to the traditional classification of physical and human geography.
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Preston Hartman successfully defended his thesis for his master of science in Environmental Sustainability. Preston’s thesis was a two manuscript approach: “Oklahoma’s Municipal Water Systems: Assessments of Innovation for Climate Change Mitigation” and “The Role of Dynamic Capabilities in the Process of Water System Innovation”. Pictured from left to right: Mark Shafer, Mark Meo, Preston Hartman, and Travis Gliedt.
Congratulations to Emma Kuster for successfully defending her master’s thesis: “Investigating Drivers of Land Cover Change in the Oklahoma Cross Timbers”.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Renee McPherson, Emma Kuster, Dr. Bruce Hoagland
Jeff successfully defended his dissertation: “Holding True: Agriculture in Colorado’s Upper Grand Valley.” Congratulations Jeff!
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Dick Nostrand, Dr. Bruce Hoagland, Jeff Widener, Dr. Charlie Warnken, Dr. Fred Shelley
The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability are pleased to welcome Jamie Steele to the department. Jamie will serve as the undergraduate program advisor for DGES majors.
The graduate student leadership group (Association of Geography Graduate Students, AGGS) in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability has a new website you might find helpful. Follow this
link to view this source of helpful information.
DGES Seminar Series
September 11, TBD
September 18, Rezaul Mahmood, Western Kentucky University
September 25, Jimmy Adegoke, University of Missouri-Kansas City
October 16, Jadwiga Ziolkowska, University of Oklahoma
October 23, Jeff Wilson, Huston-Tillotson University
October 30, Jennifer Koch, University of Oklahoma
November 20, Corin de Freitas, University of British Columbia
December 11, TBD
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