Category: Department News | Geography, Environment, and Sustainability

Department News

Dr. Roy Stine retires after more than 25 years of service to GES

Posted on May 14, 2021

He retires as associate professor of geography after a career in which he was instrumental in shaping the current array of programs as director of several internship programs, director of graduate studies, and key member of the interdisciplinary Archaeology Program.


Congratulations to 2020-2021 GES Student Award Recipients!

Posted on May 5, 2021

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s student awards. Congratulations to all of these high-achieving undergraduate and […]


Selima Sultana

Dr. Selima Sultana Receives the AAG TGSG 2021 Edward L. Ullman Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Transport Geography

Posted on March 31, 2021

This is the most prestigious international award in transportation geography offered by the AAG TGSG since 1990.


Wenliang Li

Dr. Will Li receives AAG research grant for his work on building energy use

Posted on March 3, 2021

Dr. Wenliang “Will” Li is one of six recipients of the American Association of Geographers 2021 Research Grants. This award […]


Nichole Bignall receives high honor from the AAG

Posted on February 19, 2021

Nichole Bignall, a 4th year Ph.D. student in GES working with Dr. Keith Debbage, has been selected to receive the 2021 AAG-Kauffman Award for Best Student Paper in Geography & Entrepreneurship.


Congrats Class of 2020

Congratulations, Graduates! A message from Dr. Corey Johnson, Department Head

Posted on December 11, 2020

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, I write to convey heartfelt congratulations on reaching the milestone of completing your degree. Well done and well deserved!


James Blount headed to University of Delaware’s Climatology Ph.D. program

Posted on August 25, 2020

James Blount, a 2019 graduate from GES, has been accepted to Delaware’s prestigious climatology Ph.D. program. As the first in […]


GES extends Graduate Application Deadlines to June 15, 2020

Posted on April 3, 2020

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability (GES) at University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) has extended graduate applications […]


Dr. Selima

Dr. Selima Sultana elected Regional Councillor for the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers.

Posted on March 11, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Selima Sultana for her election as Regional Councillor for the AAG. As Councillor for the Southeastern Division […]


Keith Debbage

Dr. Keith Debbage Receives the 2020 AAG – Kauffman Foundation Award for Best Paper in Geography and Entrepreneurship

Posted on March 5, 2020

The purpose of this Award Program is to identify innovative research in business geography that is relevant to questions related to entrepreneurs and their firms, as well as to practitioners and policymakers.