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- Boettcher West 233
Focus:PhD in Geography, MA in Geography and BA in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Don is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, and has been a faculty member of the University of Denver for more than 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. After taking a couple of years to find his focus, he returned to UC Berkeley to attend graduate school in the Department of Geography, where he received his MA and PhD degrees.
Don is a physical geographer, which means that his interests are in studying the human environment, and how it has changed over time. His research is in long-term environmental change. He does paleoenvironmental research, attempting to reconstruct environmental change over the last 25,000 years. Most of his research is in western Colorado, but he also collaborates with archaeologists working in the eastern Mediterranean; mostly in Greece and Turkey.
Don teaches classes in physical geography (Environmental Systems, Reconstructing Quaternary Environments, Biogeography, etc), environmental science (The Natural History of Sonora and Baja, California), and some human geography (Geography of Colorado, People, Places, and Landscapes). He is also the director of the Field Quarter Program.