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Geography Colloquium Series 

The Department of Geography & Planning Hosts a Bi-Weekly Colloquium Series. The series features presentations by geography professionals on their research. Colloquium topics include environmental, transportation, cultural, and economic geography.

The Colloquium Series

  • Exposes geography students to research methodology through example
  • Introduces the students to our local geospatial professionals
    Illustrates the diverse career potentials a degree in spatial sciences merits
  • Encouarges dialectic and discussion through a question and answer session on the presentation.

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Spring 2015 Colloquium Schedule
Jan.23 John Callewaert   University of Michigan
Feb.6 David Dean   Michigan Tech
Feb.20 Tim Fisher   University of Toledo, Environmental Sciences
Mar.20 Lisa DeChano-Cook   Western Michigan University
Apr.17 Rachel Franklin   Brown University

Meets at 2:30 p.m. in Synder Memorial 3066.

Spring 2015 Colloquium Schedule downloadpdf 

Tim Fisher



Dr.Tim Fisher visited the department on Feb. 20, 2015.

His presentation topic is "Drainage from glacial Lake Agassiz: Did it Cause Rapid Climate Change?".

John Callewaert



David Dean shared with us his experience in career and introduced the projects he worked and is working on at Michigan Tech with a topic named "What I did after I graduated" on Feb. 06, 2015.  

John Callewaert



Dr. John Callewaert introduced the Integrated Assessment Center and their programs to us on Jan. 23, 2015. 

Patrick L. Etchie



Patrick Etchie shared with us his experience in study and career and introduced some projects in the Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. with a topic named "Careers in Planning and Consulting Services" on April. 18, 2014. 

Adam Demars



Adam Demars shared with us his study experience in our department with a topic named "The Road to Tomorrow" on Mar. 21, 2014. 

Jeff Kodysh



Jeff Kodysh shared with us his working and living experience in Panama with a topic named "Desde Toledo a Panama-My Journey to Peace Crops Service"  through Skype on Jan. 31, 2014. 

Dr. Jerry Thomas



Dr. Jerry Thomas visited the department on Jan. 17, 2014.

His presentation topic is "Reflections on a Liberal Education and Geography Mindset from Toledo.".


Dr.Godwin Djietror



Dr. Godwin Djietror visited the department on Nov. 15, 2013.

His presentation topic is "Impact of Unsafe and Boarded-up Buildings on Neighboring Property Values in Huntington, West Virginia, 2002-2013.".

Dr.James P. Lewandowski



Dr. James Lewandowski visited the department on Oct. 4, 2013.

His presentation topic is "Spatial Patterns of Road Mortality: Assessing Turtle Barrier Conservation Strategies".


Dr.Tom Chapman



Dr. Tom Chapman visited the department on Sept. 20, 2013.

His presentation topic is "Best Practices in teaching: Cartography:Experience".


Dr.Lan Mu



Dr. Lan Mu visited the department on Sept. 6, 2013.

Her presentation topic is "A Mixed-level Regionalization Method for Constructing Geographic Areas in Health Data Dissemination and Analysis".




Dr. McLaughlin visited the department on Mar. 15, 2013.

His presentation topic is "The geographic and institutional factors of the U.S. housing bubble: the role of regulation, amenities, and taxation".

Dr. Ding



Dr. Ding visited the department on Feb. 15, 2013.

His presentation topic is "An Updated of The Residential Mortgage Market in The City of Detroit".

Dr. Munroe



Dr. Munroe visited the department on Feb. 1, 2013.

Her presentation topic is "The Socioecological 'Transitions' of Working Forests in the 21st Century".

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Last Updated: 3/23/15