Welcome to the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona

Welcome to the School of Geography and Development (SGD) at the University of Arizona, USA. SGD is part of a top-ranked; Research One, land-grant university and we cover the entire range of contemporary geography. Faculty and graduate student research interests range broadly, including the sustainability of cities; social theory and culture; climatology and environmental impacts in the American Southwest; economic development; landscape ecology and forest restoration; human impacts of global climate change; geographic epidemiology; international development and environmental sustainability; conflict over the public presentation of ethnic identity; local government restructuring; spatial interaction modeling; American migration; European fertility; GIS/visualization; environmental policy; and remote sensing of fire-induced vegetation change.

New Head of SGD
New Head of SGD, Dr. Lynn Staeheli, to start August 2015.  
Janice Monk Distinguished Professor Lecture Presents Alice Hovorka
8th Annual Janice Monk Distinguished Professor Lecture Presents Alice Hovorka "Feminism & Animals: Exploring Interspecies Relations in Botswana and Beyond" Friday, March 7, 2014, 3:30 p.m. Integrated Learning Center, Room 130 Reception to Follow... read more
Magellan Circle Scholarship
SGD Majors, We encourage everyone to apply for this year's Magellan Circle Scholarship.  Scholarship Description: Through the generous donations of members of the Magellan Circle in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), we can provide a number of students with $500 Magellan Circle... read more
Fall 2014 SGD Colloquium
Speaker Series Fall 2014 Friday Colloquia meet from 3:30 to 4:45 in Harvill Room 404. The series brings prominent scholars and professionals from across a range of perspectives, including human geography, spatial analytic methods, regional science, physical geography, and human-environment... read more

Department News

Two SGD students have received Global Excellence Awards from The Center for English as a Second Language and the Office of Global Initiatives of the University of Arizona. The Global Excellence Awards are intended for those individuals who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally or... read more
Congratulations to SGD's Diana Liverman who has been awarded the Association of American Geographers Presidential Achievement Award. She was selected on the basis of her extraordinary work in the area of global change and the impacts of climate change on society. This is a great honor!... read more