Faculty Profile

Environmental Studies Faculty

Richard Kujawa, PhD

Economics Department Chair, Human Geography Minor Coordinator, Professor of Geography

M.A., Ph.D. University of Iowa
B.Sc. Brunel University, London

Courses I Teach:

  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • The Geography of Water
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning

My Saint Michael's:

In my classes, advising and in the human geography program, one-on-one contact is encouraged. I encourage students to present their findings to external audiences and professional conferences. I help students with graduate school applications (especially those in Urban and Regional Planning). In the past few years, I have helped Saint Michael's graduates successfully apply to Cornell, Rutgers, SUNY-Albany, Kansas State University, the University of Iowa and several others. I also have some connections for internships in the local area.

Hands down, my favorite thing about this college is the class sizes. At Saint Mike's I am able to shorten the distance between my role as faculty member and expert, and my role as motivator and mentor. I see part of my job as a salesperson for the power of intellectual growth and lifelong learning. I work hard each and every day to make the sale!

Research Interests:

Globalization and global governance, water, environmental policy, urban and rural landscapes, sustainability.

Richard Kujawa, professor of geography, has been elected as the New England-Saint Lawrence Valley Geography Society representative to the National Council of the Association of American Geographers. In March, Richard participated in a professional development workshop "Discovering Community: Digital Media, Ethnography and Place-Based Learning" sponsored by the Vermont Folklife Center. Richard has been selected as one of the faculty participants in the NSF-funded InTeGrate program workshop "Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches" to be held at Carleton College in Minnesota in April.

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