Dr. Harley Jesse (Jess) Walker (7/4/1921 – 5/30/2015)
“I consider the quality of education and instruction that I received from the Department of Geography and Anthropology instrumental to my development as a scholar, researcher, and educator.” – Jim Chaney
“One of my favorite quotes concerning geography comes from Harlan Barrow’s 1922 Presidential Address to the Association of American Geographers in which he refers to the discipline as the “Mother of all Sciences.” Geography, by its very nature is interdisciplinary and it provides a multi-faceted understanding of our world.” – Amy Potter
“A joint geography and anthropology department, as well as the close relationship with the Geology Department, fostered a multi-disciplinary stance in my studies which is essential in today’s research environment. I continue to work in close collaboration with my mentor, G&A professor David Chicoine.” – Matthew Helmer
“The Department of Geography and Anthropology provided me with all the resources I needed to gain the knowledge necessary for me to pursue my career goals. Graduating Summa Cum Laude was no easy task, but the professors challenged me and instilled a work ethic in me that has prepared me for any task that I might be assigned in my professional career.” – Bryant Garcin
John McEwen B.S. Jacksonville University, M.S. Florida State University, Ph.D. Louisiana State University […]
Dr. Kristine DeLong and Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy hosted ten students for a summer internship. Ten interns visited, explored, canoed and toured during their week at LSU.
LSU was well represented in Guimaraes, Portugal at the 2nd global gathering of environmental historians. Kent Mathewson organized a series of sessions that reconsidered Alfred Crosby’s classic work on the Columbian Exchange. Kent presented a […]
LSU students and faculty report a very successful national conference. The 79th Annual Society for American Archaeologists (SAA) conference was held in Austin, Texas.
The Department of Geography and Anthropology recently hired two new faculty members who will begin as assistant professors in August 2014: Micha Rahder from UC-Santa Cruz and Kory Konsoer from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.