Geography's Place in Higher Education in the United States

Alexander B. Murphy
2007 Journal of Geography in Higher Education  
Geography's institutional position in U.S. colleges and universities has strengthened over the past fifteen years. Student numbers have increased, many existing geography programs have expanded, and new programs have been launched. This article documents these developments and situates them historically. Attention is then directed to reasons behind the discipline's recent growth: heightened public interest in geographical issues, expanding awareness of geography in other disciplines, the
more » ... nology revolution, the growing job market for geographers, and improvement in geography education in some primary and secondary schools.
doi:10.1080/03098260601033068 fatcat:dlmj26idbzgmtoha3t43nhwl6u