The geography faculty at Georgia College consists of three full-time professors and two professors assigned to other departments. Combined, we have over forty years of teaching at Georgia College alone, and we are well trained in a wide variety of geographic fields.
Ph.D. in Geography 2001, University of South Carolina. Dissertation Title: The Spatial Patterns of Egypt’s Islamist Insurgency: The Political and Military Geography of Revolutionary Conflict.
M.A. in Geography 1996. Department of Geography and Planning; Appalachian State University. Thesis Title: The Insurgent State Revisited: Islamists vs. Secularists in the Algerian Civil War.
Areas of Study: Political Geography, Geography of Health, Geography of Middle East and North Africa
PhD, Miami University Of Ohio, 2010.
MA, Miami University Of Ohio, 2004.
MS, Miami University Of Ohio, 2003.
Major: Environmental Science
MS, University Of Cambridge, 2000.
BS, University Of Nairobi, 1998.
Ph.D. in Geography 2002, Oregon State University.
M.A. in Geography 1990, University of Georgia.
B.A. in Geography 1985, University of Washington.
Dr. Oetter teaches physical geography, resource geography, geographic techniques, environmental science, and interdisciplinary studies. His research is concentrated on the application of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to resource development issues, especially land cover change and riparian management. He enjoys working with students who have an interest in understanding the spatial connections between humans and their local environment, including space/time geography, environmental conservation, water resources management, and wildlife habitat modeling. Dr. Oetter holds a Certificate in Environmental Ethics from the University of Georgia, and has been very active promoting sustainability projects at the college, including environmental education, materials recovery, energy conservation, and alternative transportation. Dr. Oetter is a certified GIS Professional.
B.A. Political Science and International Studies, University of Kansas, May 1999
M.A. Geography, University of Colorado, August 2002
Ph.D. Geography, Louisiana State University, August 2008
Ph.D., Geography, West Virginia University, WV (2004). Dissertation:
“The Politics of Space and Scale in the Brazilian Favela: The Case of São Pedro”
Focus areas: Urbanization, Political Ecology, Political Economy, Brazil (Latin
America), & East Asia
M.A., International Political Economy, The University of Warwick, England (2005). Thesis: “The Politics of North American Energy Trading Relations (1973–1993).
B.A., Geography, Marshall University, WV (1992).