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Karen Barton

Karen Barton


Geography & GIS
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-4620
Candelaria 2200G
Office Hours
by email only
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Geography & GIS
Campus Box 115
Greeley, CO 80639


Ph.D., University of Arizona, Geography (Minor: Anthropology)
M.A., University of Arizona, Geography
B.A., University of California, Irvine, Social Ecology (Emphasis: Criminology)

Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Publications/Creative Works

Barton, K. 2017. Exploring the Benefits of Field Trips in a Food Geography Class. Journal of Geography. 116: 6 (pp. 237-249).

Barton, K. 2017. The Geographical Dimensions of Africa’s Greatest Shipwreck.  Focus on Geography. DOI:10.21690/foge/2016.60.4

Barton, K. 2012. Northern Colorado's Millennial Generation: Perceptions of Nature, Society and Technology. Journal of Geography 111: 6 (pp. 213-223).

Barton, K.  & C.  Collins. 2011.  Generational Geographies. Chapter 6 in Geography Handbook for the 21st Century, Sage Publications (Stoltman, J, ed.).

Conway-Gomez, K., Barton, K., Wang, M., Wei, D., Hamilton, M., and Kingsland, M. 2010. Population & natural resources conceptual framework: How does population growth affect the availability of resources? In Solem, M., Klein, P., Muñiz-Solari, O., and Ray, W., eds., AAG Center for Global Geography Education. Available from http://globalgeography.aag.org.

Honors and Awards

2019 Fulbright Core Fellowship, Yezin Agricultural University, Burma-Myanmar.
2018 National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teaching Award.
2018 Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award.
2018 Council for American Overseas Research National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship, Senegal.
2018 Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program, Ethiopia.
2018 Fulbright Specialist Award, Institute for Crisis Management, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2016 Fulbright Teaching/Research Core Fellowship Burma-Myanmar.
2016 Fulbright Hays Seminars Abroad Fellowship, Senegal.
2012 UNC Engaged Research Scholar Award.
2012 UNC Diversity in the Classroom Award.
2011 UNC Provost Excellence in Teaching Award.
2010 UNC Humanities/Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.
2010 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Fellowship (Qatar, UAE, Kuwait).
2010 Mortar Board Favorite Professor Award.
2010 UNC Disability Support Services Award.
2007 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Fellowship (Brazil).

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