About our Department

Part of K-State since 1863, Geography continues to be a leader in the geosciences, environmental science, and sustainability studies through student-centered instruction, innovative research, professional service, and community engagement.


Learn More about Geography and Geospatial Sciences

Geography and Geospatial Sciences has a rich history, engaged and supportive alumni, and consistently ranks among the best performing social, physical, and biological science units at Kansas State University. Our faculty are accomplished instructors who actively publish their scholarship and secure extramural funding to support internationally-recognized research programs.

Our talented group of undergraduate and graduate students are also frequent and successful competitors for prestigious national scholarships and awards by agencies including the National Science Foundation, NASA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, Conference of Latin American Geography, American Association of Geographers, and American Geographical Society.

Continue exploring our site to learn more about our team and why a major, graduate degree, and career in Geography and Geospatial Sciences might be right for you!




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Penny Crawford

Office Specialist II
1002 Seaton Hall

Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Jeffrey S. Smith

Professor and Lead Undergraduate Advisor
1074 Seaton Hall

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Dr. Arnaud Temme

Professor and Graduate Program Director
1076 Seaton Hall

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Dr. J.M. Shawn Hutchinson

Professor and Director, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Secondary Major
3018 Seaton Hall