Dr. Mary Kimsey is a Professor of Geographic Science in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. For over 25 years she has been teaching JMU students about the world through a variety of courses: climatology, water resources, poverty, human geography, natural disaster response, global issues, humanitarian affairs, and Latin America and the Caribbean. In collaboration with a JMU colleague, she launched the Humanitarian Affairs Minor at JMU which focuses on the challenges and rewards of humanitarian response to natural disasters and political conflict. Dr. Kimsey has conducted research and launched a number of projects on the island of La Gonave in Haiti. She coordinates the “Haiti Project”, in which JMU students work on research projects that are of direct benefit to the people of La Gonave. 

For a complete account of Kimsey’s teaching and scholarship click here.

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