Research Human

Research & Programs

Geography Department faculty at Portland State University are engaged in research in a variety of areas, including Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geography Information Science, and other special topics. Annual external funding of research totals in excess of $1 million. More information on faculty research interests may be found on their home pages.

Faculty research interests in Cultural and Human Geography include:  the role of culture in giving character to places in urban, rural, and overseas locations; how human actions (agriculture, urbanization, resource use) have modified landscapes; analysis of place and landscape; culture history; cultural and political ecology; rural landscapes; urban form; urban natural areas; environmental history and policy; wildland resource management.

Visit the Human Ecology Mapping website.


Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of one's sex or gender, which includes sexual harassment. Portland State University's Title IX Coordinator is Julie Caron, 503.725.4410, titleixcoordinator@pdx.edu. PSU's Title IX Deputy Coordinator is Yesenia Gutierrez: 503.725.4413, yesenia.gutierrez.gdi@pdx.edu. The Title IX Coordinators can assist you with addressing any concerns or in filing an internal complaint through the Office of Equity and Compliance.

If you have questions about filing a complaint with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) you may contact the Western Region’s office at 206-607-1600 or ocr.seattle@ed.gov.

Information regarding NASA-funded nondiscriminatory policies, and how to make a complaint with NASA, can be found in the NASA MissionSTEM brochure.