Charles O. Collins

Charles CollinsDepartment of Geography & GIS
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639

Office: Candelaria 2088
Phone: (970) 351-2729
Fax: (970)351-2890

Office Hours:  M-F, 11 am-12 pm



  • B.A. Spanish and M.A. Social Science, both from Colorado State College
  •  PhD in Geography, University of Kansas


  • Specialties in Middle America (Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Contemporary Landscape of the U.S., both Folk and Popular Population Geography

Publications and Presentations:     

  • Barton, K. and C. Collins. 2011.  Generational Geographies:  Millennials and Baby Boomers Perceptions and Use of Nature, in “The 21st Century Handbook of Geography”:  Sage Publications. 
  • Collins, Charles O., Jennine Pettit and Jeffrey S. Smith  (2011).  “Cuba’s Cacharros: Cultural Icons or Cultural Debris?” Paper session presented at the 2011 National Conference on Geographic Education, Portland, Oregon, August 7, 2011.
  • Collins, Charles O. and Wayne L. Carlson. (2009). New Jersey: No Joke. The Journal of Geography. 108, 241-251.


  • Fishing, Photography, Writing Short Stories

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