The Graduate Program

4 Thomas Kim GradProgram

The Graduate Program in Geography encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. Topics reflected in the work of our faculty and current graduate students include: human geographyphysical geography, and human-environmental geography. Each of these core areas may be enhanced through training in advanced geographical techniques

The graduate program has a total of 28 faculty members. They consist of 9 members of the “core” Department of Geography faculty and 19 faculty members with geographic research interests located in other schools and departments, such as the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; the Department of Human Ecology; the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources; the Department of Landscape Architecture; and the Department of Anthropology.

Graduate Student Pages

Faculty Pages

For Prospective Students



Graduate Research

  • Fenn, Tabby

    The selection, management, and fate of ecological communities within Protected Areas (nature reserves, parks, and preserved lands) are the focus of my research. My dissertation draws upon my interest in the interaction between human social processes and the ecological processes co-occurring within the landscapes where Protected Areas exist. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S., but land preservation efforts have brought a significant proportion of the forested land under some type of protected status.