Donald Friend, Professor

Distinguished Professor

Address: 206A Morris Hall
Phone: 507-389-2618
Email: friend@mnsu.edu

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

PROFILE

Dr. Friend is Distinguished Professor of Geography and works at the nexus of people, policy and environment. His research and teaching interests focus on physical geography, especially earth surface and atmospheric processes and their interaction and human impacts under a changing climate. He is also keenly interested in international development and policy, as well as geographic, environmental and international education.

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Mountain Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Environment and Development
  • Climate Change

Education

  • Ph. D., 1997, Geography, Arizona State University, AZ, USA
  • M.S., 1988, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • B.S., 1984, Conservation of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography
  • GEOG 313 – Natural Disasters
  • GEOG 315 – Geomorphology
  • GEOG 420/520 – Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GEOG 440/540 – Field Studies: Colorado
  • GEOG 480/580 – Seminar: Mountain Geography
  • GEOG 480/580 – Seminar: Snow & Ice Processes
  • GEOG 609 – Selected Topics: Water
  • GEOG 609 – Selected Topics: Sustainable Environments
  • GEOG 670 – Issues in Geographic Techniques
  • GEOG 678 – Geographic Research & Writing
  • GEOG 681 – Environmental Issues
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