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David Cochran

Dr. David Cochran Jr

Full Professor


I am a cultural geographer and political ecologist with regional specializations in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. I have utilized participatory, ethnographic, archival, and quantitative research methods to study a variety of topics related to human-environment interactions, including agroforestry, natural hazards, resilience, and sustainability.

  • Cultural Geography, Political Ecology (PHD) - University of Kansas (2005)
  • MA - George Washington University (1996)
  • BA - University of Texas at Austin (1990)

GHY 101 (World Regional Geography)
GHY 315 (Field Methods)
GHY 331 (Cultural Systems in the Environment)
GHY 370 (Natural Resource Management)
GHY 402 (Geography of South America)
GHY 404 (Geography of Europe)
GHY 741 (Cultural & Political Ecology)
GHY 780 (History of Geographical Thought)

  • Clery Act
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • FCOI Disclosure Process at USM_2017V2
  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence Refresher: Title IX VAWA & Clery Act for Faculty & Staff
  • Respect and Inclusion Series: Uncovering Implicit Bias
  • The Clery Act and Campus Security Authorities
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish (Professional Working)

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Areas of Expertise

Cultural and Political Ecology; Latin America; Europe