News & Highlights

Geographers go to Washington, D.C.

Geography faculty Dr. Joe Manzo and Dr. Shimantini Shome co-organized a trip to Washington, D.C. (Oct. 25-29, 2017).  Students examined the urban landscape (through data collection), toured the National Mall, and met with Congressional representatives.

Biogeography Students @ Rare Bottomland Oak Forest

GEOG 380 students (fall 2016) explore an old growth bottomland oak forest at Meadow River WMA in Greenbrier County, WV.  From left to right: Brad G., Christian O. [coring the pin oak], and Jordan A.  Alysan M. and Jerry S. were both present, but not in the photo.  We were accompanied by Jim Vanderhorst of the WV Division of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program. 

Adjunct instructor Dr. Todd Sink accepts new position!

Dr. Sink will be the new Manager of Analytics and Intelligence for the city of Covington, KY (across the Ohio River from Cincinnati).  He will continue teaching Geographic Information System (GIS) courses for the Department of Geography.


Concord Geography students presented research at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, 22-24 November, Pensacola, Florida.  Clockwise from upper left: Logan Knight, Elisa Sperandio, Nick Edwards, Robert Jessee, and Katie Testerman.  Elisa and Katie earned first place honors in the undergraduate poster competition in the human geography and physical geography categories, respectively.

Soil Fieldwork at Camp Creek State Forest

GEOG 340 students collect soil samples at Camp Creek State Forest in Mercer County, WV (Fall 2015).  The class is evaluating soil properties in three different forest types within the Farley Branch watershed.