The geography faculty at Georgia College consists of three full-time professors, one instructor, and one professor assigned to another department. Combined, we have over fifty years of teaching at Georgia College alone, and we are well trained in a wide variety of geographic fields.
Ph.D. in Geography, 2001, University of South Carolina. Dissertation Title: The Spatial Patterns of Egypt’s Islamist Insurgency: The Political and Military Geography of Revolutionary Conflict.
M.A. in Geography, 1996. Department of Geography and Planning; Appalachian State University. Thesis Title: The Insurgent State Revisited: Islamists vs. Secularists in the Algerian Civil War.
Areas of Study: Political Geography, Geography of Health, Geography of Middle East and North Africa
Ph.D. in Botany, 2010, Miami University Of Ohio.
M.A. in Geology, 2004, Miami University Of Ohio.
M.S. in Environmental Science, 2003, Miami University Of Ohio.
M.S. in Philosophy, 2000, University Of Cambridge.
B.S. in Agriculture, 1998, University Of Nairobi.
Dr. Mutiti has an interdisciplinary background with ample graduate training in geography and Geographic Information Science. Her research specialties include forest science, wetland ecology, and landscape ecology, as well as applications of GIS and remote sensing.
Ph.D. in Geography, 2002, Oregon State University. Dissertation Title: Land Cover Change along the Willamette River, Oregon.
M.A. in Geography, 1990, University of Georgia. Thesis Title: Forecasting Municipal Water Usage for Albany, Georgia.
B.A. in Geography, 1985, University of Washington.
Dr. Oetter teaches physical geography, resource geography, geographic techniques, environmental science, and interdisciplinary studies. His research is concentrated on the application of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to resource development issues, especially land cover change and riparian management. He enjoys working with students who have an interest in understanding the spatial connections between humans and their local environment. Dr. Oetter holds a Certificate in Environmental Ethics from the University of Georgia, and has been very active promoting sustainability projects at the college. Dr. Oetter is a certified GIS Professional.
Ph.D. in Geography, 2008, Louisiana State University. Dissertation Title: Environment, Labor, and Race: An Historical Geography of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1878-1956.
M.A. in Geography, 2002, University of Colorado. Thesis Title: Segregation of the Free People of Color in Antebellum New Orleans in 1850 and the Changing Nature of the Construction of Race Between the Colonial and Antebellum Periods, 1718-1860.
B.A. in Political Science and International Studies, 1999, University of Kansas.
Dr. Sumpter is the Coordinator of the Geography Program. She teaches human geography, urban/economic geography, and specializes in cultural expressions of race and religion.
Ph.D. in Geosciences, 2017, Florida Atlantic University. Dissertation Title: Spatial and Temporal Mapping of the Evolution of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
M.A. in Geography, 2013, Florida Atlantic University.
B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2001, Providence College.
Dr. Mark Rochelo specializes in mapping sciences, especially the application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in spatial analysis. He has a wide range of interests in geography, including coastal processes, archaeology, cartographic history, and urban landcover dynamics.
Dr. Rochelo earned his undergraduate degree at Providence College, where he majored in Environmental Studies, Biology, and Western Civilization. He is dedicated to the liberal arts mission, and demonstrates it by teaching an interdisciplinary course titled "Global Connections."