Mary Kimsey

 

Professor, Geography
kimseymb@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D. University of Georgia (1991) Area of focus: Geography/tropical deforestation/Latin America
  • M.A. University of Georgia (1984) Area of focus: Geography/climatology/solar energy
  • B.A. University of Cincinnati (1978)
Scholarly Interests
  • History of weather data collection in Cincinnati and construction of climate history using that data (2021-present)
  • Speck of White in a Sea of Blackness, a book on La Gonâve, Haiti (in progress)
  • Study of flora and fauna on La Gonâve, Haiti (2018-present)
  • Longitudinal study of Nan Boukan (Chic Kata), Haiti (2007-present)
Selected Experience
  • Cofounder and director of CISAT International, 2002-05 and 2008-2011
  • Cofounder and director of the Humanitarian Affairs Minor, 2008-2017
  • Foreign language instructor (Spanish, Latin, and French), 1983-86
  • Energy management specialist, 1979-1981
Courses Taught
  • GEOG 200: Geography, the Global Dimension
  • GEOG/HUMN 301: Natural Disaster Response
  • GEOG 327: Climatology
  • GEOG 339: Geography of the Caribbean
  • GEOG 427: Water Resources of the World
  • GEOG 447: Climates Through Time

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