Charles O. Collins

Charles CollinsCharles O. Collins, Professor
Department of Geography
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 115
Candelaria Hall 2088
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2729


  • 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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