Chris Brehme joined the faculty of the Department of Geography in the Fall of 2009. Dr. Brehme recently completed a Ph.D. in Geography at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, with an emphasis in Geographic Information Science. At Buffalo, he was a Fellow in the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), an NSF-funded program that promotes interdisciplinary training in the sciences. At Keene State, Dr. Brehme teaches courses in Physical Geography, GIS, Remote Sensing and Cartography. Before earning his Ph.D., he worked as a GIS professional for community development and environmental organizations in Maine, and helped rural communities build local GIS capacity. Dr. Brehme’s current research interests center on Human-Environment Interaction, particularly in coastal environments. He is also interested in geographic cognition, participatory GIS and geographic visualization. His research and training in Geography have taken Dr. Brehme to the Pacific Northwest, Great Britain, Western Australia, coastal New England and the Canadian Maritimes.
Geography Field Studies – Spain 2006
In May and June of 2004 and 2005, Dr. Jo Beth Mullens co-led a geography/sociology field course with Dr. Brian Green to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Twelve students participated in this two week overseas adventure. They traveled to Prague and Brno, CZ; Bratislava, Trnava and the Tatras Mountains in Slovakia; and Krakow and Auschwitz, Poland. In our travels, they emphasized significant geographic, social, political, economic, and environmental issues in this regions. Particular attention was given to the geographical and social issues of WWII , the environment and social problems associated with the communist period, and the efforts taken shift from a communism to democratic capitalist system. Dr. Mullens undertook this field course in an effort to share her knowledge of the Czech Republic with her students. In 2002, Dr. Mullens was a Fulbright Senior Scholar teaching in Brno, CZ.
To learn more about adventures abroad, visit Dr. Mullens web site: http://academics.keene.edu/jmullens
Geography Field Studies – Desert South West (2004)
Geography Field Studies – New England Environmental Field Course (1994-2004)