Phil Klein

Phil Klein

Professor

Geography & GIS
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

Phone
(970) 351-2372
Fax
(970) 351-2890
Office
Candelaria 2080
Office Hours
TR 3:30-5 p.m. or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Geography & GIS
Campus Box 115
Greeley, CO 80639

Education

PhD, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
MA, Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Environmental Planning, University of California, Santa Cruz

Professional/Academic Experience

Professor, Department of Geography & GIS, University of Northern Colorado, 2008-Present
Chair, Department of Geography & GIS, University of Northern Colorado, 2008-2015
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Northern Colorado, 2003-2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Northern Colorado, 2001-2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Social Science Program, University of Northern Colorado, 1997-2001
Adjunct Instructor of Geography, Community College of Aurora, 1996-1997
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Central Michigan University, 1994–1995
Instructor of Geography, Continuing Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1989–1991
Graduate Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1987-1989
Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Geography University of Californa, LA, 1984-1987

Other Experience

Workshops for teachers co-directed for AAG Center for Global Geography Education project (CGGE), since 2010:

“Internationalizing Geography Education: Japan,” CGGE Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
“Internationalizing Geography Education: India and South Asia,” CGGE Workshop, Bangalore, India, 2012
“No Passports Required: International Collaborative Teaching and Learning,” CGGE Workshop, Seattle, 2011
“Expanding U.S.-Asia Collaborations in Geography Education,” CGGE Workshop, Singapore, 2010

Research/Areas of Interest

Main current research interests: Designing and evaluating methods for teaching geographic concepts to undergraduates through issues-based inquiry and international collaborative learning; professional development strategies for elementary and secondary geography education based on online collaborative learning 

Publications/Creative Works

S. Noor, M. Fatima, and P. Klein. 2016. “Geography education in informal settings and for public, community and civic engagement,” in the International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, edited by the Association of American Geographers (John Wiley).

P. Klein, E. Pawson, M. Solem and W. Ray. 2014. “Geography education for “an attainable global perspective.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 38(1), 17-27.

P. Klein. 2013. “Using the Center for Global Geography Education Project in the AP Human Geography curriculum.” The Geography Teacher, 10(2): 53-59.

W. Ray, O. Muñiz-Solari, P. Klein and M. Solem. 2012. “Effective online practices for international learning collaborations.” Review of International Geographical Education Online (RIGEO), 2(1): 25-44.

P. Klein, M. Fatima, L. McEwen, S. Moser, D. Schmidt and S. Zupan. 2011. “Dismantling the ivory tower: Engaging geographers in university-community partnerships.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35(3): 425-444.


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