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Faculty and Staff

Below you will find a listing of faculty for the Geography Program. If you are unsure of whom to contact with your questions, please call the main office at 509.359.2433.
  • Matthew Anderson, Ph.D.
    Matthew Anderson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Geography
    Isle Hall 119
    Phone: 509.359.6437
    Website: Documents/
    • BA, Anthropology, Pitzer College
    • MA, Geography & Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University
    • PhD, Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Dr. Matthew Anderson is an assistant professor in the Geography and Anthropology Department at Eastern Washington University, and teaches introductory courses in human geography, cartography, and upper-division and graduate seminars in urban studies, political geography, critical social theory, and natural resource management. Dr. Anderson obtained his PhD in geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds an MA in geography and environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University. His research interests are focused on the political economy of the contemporary North American city, the politics of water provision in the American northwest, and critical social and spatial theory. His research has examined the politics of urban governance, resistence to gentrification, and the dynamics of rent in Chicago, with current projects focused on the environmental impacts of oil and gas production in eastern Montana and the dynamics of water resource management in Montana's Yellowstone River Basin. In each case, he examines emergence and evolution, particularly in terms of the ways in which governing actors respond to rapidly changing socio-political conditions and economic realities.

    Curriculum Vitae


  • Michael Minn
    Michael Minn
    Assistant Professor of Geography
    • Ph.D in Geography. 2014. The University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
    • MA in Geography. 2010. Hunter College, New York City
    • MS in Computer Science. 1987. North Texas State University
    • BM in Music Education 1986. North Texas State University

    Michael is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Eastern Washington University, teaching classes in GIS, energy and human geography. Previously he was a visiting teaching assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Denver teaching classes in sustainability, geospatial technology, and human geography.

    Michael's research interests include energy resources, open-source software and pedagogy in higher education. As a doctoral student in the Department of Geography at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign he researched American intercity passenger rail. As a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at UIUC he investigated Detection of foreclosure-related landscape management changes using Landsat. Michael is an avid street photographer and student of the built environment, and has assembled extensive photographic collections of American cities (especially New York City), railroad infrastructure, bridges, and theatres.

    Courses Taught:

    GEOG 230 World Geography

    GEOG 317 Resources and Conservation

    GEOG 328 Introduction to GIS I

    GEOG 427 Web Mapping

    GEOG 496 GIS With R

  • Randy Rose
    Randy Rose
    Randy Rose

    113 Isle Hall

  • Robert Sauders, Ph.D.
    Robert Sauders, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Chair of Geography and Anthropology
    Isle 103
    • BA in History, Gannon University
    • MA in Anthropology, George Washington University
    • Ph.D in Anthropology, American University
  • Lauren Stachowiak
    Lauren Stachowiak
    Lauren Stachowiak
    • Ph.D. 2016  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  
  • Stacy Warren, PhD
    Stacy Warren, PhD
    Professor of Geography
    Isle 109
    Phone: 509.359.7962
    • BA, University of Delaware
    • MA, Clark University
    • PhD, University of British Columbia
  • Daniel E. Turbeville, III, PhD
    Daniel E. Turbeville, III, PhD
    Professor of Geography Emeritus
    Isle 119
    Phone: 509.359.2270
    • BS, University of South Carolina
    • MA, Western Washington University
    • PhD, Simon Fraser University
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