Senior Instructor
Carleton University, BA, Honours
Carleton University, MA
University of Sussex, 2007, PhD


My interests lie in the theory and practice of sustainable development, with the majority of my work to date focusing on development-related challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa. All of my courses examine human environment interactions, and seek to engage with questions of sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective and at multiple temporal and spatial scales. Taught courses currently include Environment and Sustainability, Environmental Impact Assessment, Agriculture and the Environment, and Natural Hazards.

Winter 2019

GEOG310 Environment and Sustainability Sections

Concepts of environment, resources and sustainability; the roles of physical and human geography in understanding the interaction of humans and the environment; introduction to management of environment-resource systems.

Winter 2019

GEOG211 The State of the Earth Sections

The demographic, economic, ecological, and technological factors that underlie current environmental challenges, considering their effects to date and their possible impact in the future.

Winter 2019

GEOG316 Geography of Natural Hazards Sections

The role of geophysical events, human ecology, environmental perception, world social and political order in explaining the risk of natural disasters. Assessment of acceptable risk, disaster relief and reconstruction and contrasts between developed and developing nations.

Winter 2019

GEOG318 Sustainability in a Changing Environment Sections

Biophysical and human causes of short- and long-term environmental change at various spatial scales, including measurement, interpretation, and policy.

Winter 2019

GEOG419 Research in Environmental Geography Sections

Details available from Geography Undergraduate Advisor. Not necessarily offered each year.

Winter 2019

GEOG410 Environment and Society Sections

Geographical analysis of society-environment relations. Relates resource management to environmental politics, political economy, and sustainable development. Perspectives drawn from political ecology and political economy, environmental history and environmental philosophy.