​Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago's north side, DePaul's Department of Geography was founded in 1948. Over the last seventy years, the Department has grown and developed to reflect changes in the geographic discipline, in technology, and the labor market. Today, the Department includes eight full-time faculty members and additional contingent faculty instructors, teaching a wide variety of courses within several sub-disciplinary and topical areas. The American Association of Geographers recognized the achievements of DePaul's Department of Geography with its 2016 Award for Bachelors Program Excellence.

As the largest geography department in the Chicago metropolitan region, we are positioned extremely well to be the major provider of undergraduate Geography degrees and professional certificates. With our commitment to critical human geography and to strong specializations in Urban Geography, Geotechnologies (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing), Cultural, and Environmental Geography, we offer high quality programs that lead to careers in government, GIS, community and international development, urban planning, environmental management, and intelligence, to name a few.

At DePaul, Geography courses can be found in every Liberal Studies Program Learning Domain, making it an ideal program of study for students interested in double majoring, or adding a five-course minor. Many Department of Geography alumni continue their studies at the graduate level in geography, urban planning, and other natural and social sciences. Recent graduates have joined MA or PhD programs in geography, GIS, urban planning, landscape architecture, urban studies, and international relations at universities such as Harvard, Penn State, Rutgers University, University of Illinois at Chicago, UCLA, and University of Kentucky.


Alec Brownlow, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Clark University

Winifred Curran, PhD
Clark University

Julie Sungsoon Hwang, PhD
State University of New York at Buffalo

Euan Hague, PhD
Syracuse University

Patrick McHaffie, PhD
Professor Emeritus
University of Kentucky

Alex G. Papadopoulos, PhD
University of Chicago

Maureen Sioh, PhD
Associate Professor
University of British Columbia 

Michelle Stuhlmacher
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Affiliated Faculty

Kaveh Ehsani, PhD
Assistant Professor, International Studies
Leiden University

Sanjukta Mukherjee, PhD
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
Syracuse University

Heidi Nast, PhD
Professor, International Studies
McGill University

Howard Rosing, PhD
Executive Director, Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning
State University of New York-Binghamton

Carolina Sternberg, PhD
Assistant Professor, Latino and Latin American Studies 
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Term Faculty

Connie L. Johnston, PhD
Clark University

Adjunct Faculty

Carolyn Breitbach, PhD
Syracuse University

Andrea Craft, MA
University of Kentucky

Cassie Follett, MA
West Virginia University

John Goldman, MS
Penn State University

Nandhini Gulasingam, MS
DePaul University

Heather L. Smith, MA
Columbia University

Maxim Samson, PhD
University of Leeds