James M. Dunn

James Dunn and familyJames Dunn, Associate Professor
Department of Geography & GIS
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Candelaria Hall 2080
Campus Box 115
Greeley, Colorado 80639
(970) 351-2834
james.dunn@unco.edu

Dr. Dunn studied electrical engineering and music theory before turning to geography for a B.A. and a Diploma in Education from CU Boulder. After a short stint teaching middle school for Boulder Valley, Dr. Dunn went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in geography from CU under the guidance of A. David Hill, a noted specialist in geography education. Dr. Dunn designed and led river field trips since the mid 1980s, beginning in the Canadian Arctic and most recently along Colorado’s western rivers. His research interests include geography education, invasive species, and northern regions. He has taught courses about the world, North America, physical and natural systems, field methods, and the environment.
Dr. Dunn grew up on Long Island and has traveled extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and northern Canada and Alaska. He has played guitar since 1967 and also enjoys golf, softball, and racquetball. His greatest joy is spending time with his wife and son.

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