Phil KleinPhil Klein, Professor and Chair
Department of Geography
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Candelaria Hall 2200
Campus Box 115
Greeley, Colorado 80639
A native of the Bay Area, Dr. Klein earned his B.A. in Environmental Planning at the University of California, Santa Cruz (fiat slug!). After college, he served a several-years’ sentence working for banks in downtown San Francisco. Travel to rural Jamaica and Appalachia convinced him of the value of exploring environmental geography in graduate school. He got his M.A. from UCLA, specializing in soils geography, where his experiences as a TA convinced him to pursue the doctorate. His Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado, Boulder,with a focus in
Phil’s research has primarily been in instructional materials design and the internationalization of geography teaching and learning. He has consulted with local school districts and educational publishers on a variety of geography projects. Secondary interests include the intersection of cultural and political geography, particularly issues related to conservation and to place identity.
Presently he is co–principal investigator of the Association of American Geographers’ Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE). This NSF-funded project created a series of geography modules, designed so college students in different countries can collaborate on activities investigating international geographic issues. See the project website here.
Phil lives in Berthoud with his wife Sheri, sons Adam and Luke, and dogs Willie and Jade. There’s usually some fish too. They like to hike and camp, kayak, swim, snowshoe, cook and watch sports. He may never take down the “SF Giants World Championship 2010” banner in his office. It was a very long wait.