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
PhD, Miami University Of Ohio, 2010.
MA, Miami University Of Ohio, 2004.
MS, Miami University Of Ohio, 2003.
Major: Environmental Science
MS, University Of Cambridge, 2000.
BS, University Of Nairobi, 1998.
Ph.D. in Geography 2002, Oregon State University.
M.A. in Geography 1990, University of 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. Geography, Louisiana State University, August 2008
M.A. Geography, University of Colorado, August 2002
B.A. Political Science and International Studies, University of Kansas, May 1999
Dr. Mark Rochelo earned his PhD degree in Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University in 2017. He specialized in mapping sciences, especially the application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in spatial analysis. Dr. Rochelo has a wide range of interests in geography, including coastal processes, archaeology, and urban land cover.
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 "Global Connections."