Bucknell Brigade (Nicaragua)
Some students go directly into careers in planning agencies, both public and private, while others gain employment working with geographic information systems and cartography. Alumni have secured the following positions:
Geography students have access to lab and field facilities, including computerized geographic information systems laboratory facilities, an environmental science laboratory, and a nearby 45-acre nature site. Central Pennsylvania offers some of the finest field sites in the East — small towns, forests, strip mines, rivers and wetlands.
Number of full-time faculty: 5
Average number of majors per class year: 5
Geography students have opportunities for internships with local planning offices, the Soil Conservation Service and other agencies. Students often obtain summer internships through Bucknell’s McKenna Environmental Internship Program or in planning and environmental agencies nationwide. Recently, students have interned at:
Bucknell’s geography department has an international perspective. Students often spend a semester or year abroad in their specific region of interest, such as Europe, Africa, East Asia or Latin America. Recently, students have gone global through:
B.F.A. New Mexico; M.S., Ph.D.Wisconsin at Madison
Scholarly interests: biodiversity, physical geography, human-environment interactions
B.A. California at Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D. Penn State
Scholarly interests: physical environment, human adaptation, maps, G.I.S., geoarchaeology
B.A. Nebraska at Lincoln; M.A. Bowling Green; Ph.D. Nebraska at Lincoln
Scholarly interests: social geography, gender, history of geography, travel
B.A. University of Wales, U.K.; M. Phil. University College, Cork, Ireland; Ph.D. Arizona
Scholarly interests: political, cultural, historical geography
B.A. Oberlin; M.A. Boston; Ph.D. Clark
Scholarly interests: economic geography, development/environment, political economy, Caribbean and Latin America
Beginning in their first year, geography students frequently work with faculty on special research projects, which help them develop their analytical and research skills. Recent student projects include:
Duane Griffin, “Diversity Theories" in A. Millington and M. Blumler (eds) Handbook of Biogeography, Sage, in press.
Duane Griffin, Fine-scale habitat fragmentation and species coexistence. International Biogeography Society Conference, Merida, Mexico, 2009.
Ben Marsh, “Using neutron activation analysis to identify scales of interaction at Kinet Hoyuk, Turkey,” with Grave, P., Kealhofer, L., Gates, M.H., Journal of Archaeological Science, July 2008.
Ben Marsh, “Institutionalization of Racial Inequality in Local Political Geography,” with Allan Parnell and Ann Joyner, Urban Geography, Summer 2010.
Ben Marsh, “Building the Next Seven Wonders: The Landscape of Rhetoric of Large Engineering Projects,” with Janet Jones., in Stanley D. Brunn (ed.) Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects., Springer Science+Business Media, 2010.
Ben Marsh, “Ceramic production and provenience at Gorion,” with Lisa Kealhofer, Peter Grave, Kenneth Sams, Mary Voigt and Keith DeVries, Journal of Archaeological Science, June 2009.
Karen Morin, Civic Discipline: Geography in America, 1860-1890, Ashgate, 2011.
Karen Morin, Frontiers of Femininity: a New historical Geography of the Nineteenth Century American West, Syracuse University Press, 2008.
Karen Morin, Women, Religion, & Space: Global Perspectives on Gender and Faith, co-edited with J. Guelke, Syracuse University Press, 2007.
Adrian Mulligan, '“By a Thousand Ingenious Feminine Devices": The Ladies' Land League and the Development of Irish Nationalism,' Historical Geography 37, 159-177 (2009).
Adrian Mulligan, "Countering Exclusion: the 'St. Pats for all' parade," Gender, Place and Culture 15:2,153-167 (2008).
Adrian Mulligan, "Parading Possibility: 'St. Pats for All' and the re-imagining of Irishness" in D. McNamara, Ed., Which Direction Ireland?, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2008.
Paul Susman,"Uneven Development and Grounded Comparative Institutional Advantage: Lesson from Sweden and Mondrago," Forum for Social Economics 39:1, 1-11 (2010).
Paul Susman, "Transformation Through the Brigades," Forum for Social Economics 38:2, 247-262 (2009).
Paul Susman, “Trade, People & Places: an Institutionalist, Social Economic, Geographic Approach to Comparative Institutional Advantage” with Geoff Schneider, Review of Social Economy 66:4 (2008).
Europe in the Age of Globalization
Evolution, Ecology and Human Impact
Food and the Environment
From Earth to Home
Gender and Geography
Gender, Place and Culture
Geographies of Globalization
Geographies of Health
Geographies of Nationalism
Geography of Pennsylvania
Global Environmental Change
Grass Roots Development: Nicaragua
Human Impact on Environment
Introduction to American Studies
Introduction to Human Geography
Landforms of the World
Reading the Cultural Landscape
Special Topics in Geography
Third World Development
Topics in Advanced Economic Geography
Topics in Advanced Physical Geography
Topics in Advanced Political Geography
Topics in Advanced Social Geography
World Environmental Systems
A degree in geography offers an excellent foundation for graduate studies. More than half of Bucknell’s geography majors attend graduate or professional school programs in areas such as urban, regional and environmental planning and management, law, international affairs or related fields. Alumni of the program attend some of the finest geography graduate schools, including Clark University, Penn State, the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin and Widener University.