» Dr. Chris Brehme joins Geography Department

Chris BrehmeChris 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.