New to the Geography department this year is Dr. Lara M.P. Bryant.She joins the faculty at Keene adding her expertise in geographic education.She earned her doctorate in Geographic Education from Texas State University-San Marcos. At Texas State she was actively involved in the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education in a multitude of roles including teacher consultant and conference coordinator.Dr. Bryant is currently the new coordinator for the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance, and will be engaged in outreach programs with the public school system throughout New Hampshire.
Dr. Bryant has ten years experience teaching geography in both rural and urban secondary schools.At Texas State University she taught introductory courses for World Geography and Geographic Information Systems. Dr. Bryant currently teaches Introduction to World Geography, Geography for Educators and GeoSpatial Technologies for K-12.Dr. Bryant’s research interests include GIS in secondary education, affective education, informal geographic education, and spatial cognition. Dr. Bryant’s international experiences include living in Germany, traveling to China as a Fulbright participant and working in Chile to help develop online geography modules for the Association of American Geographers Center for Global Education.