Geography welcomes Ken Foote as Department Head

Dr. Kenneth FooteIt is our pleasure to welcome Kenneth Foote to the Department of Geography as Professor and Head starting August 2013. Professor Foote comes to UConn from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he has been on the faculty for 13 years, having served as Chair from 2002-2005.


Ken has served as Vice President and then President of the Association of American Geographers and as President of the National Council of Geographic Education. While he researches a broad range of issues, he is most well known for his book “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy,” studying the memorialization of space and the deep personal connections that people have to sites of tragedy. Ken has also written several books on mentoring and other facets of early career faculty development, including “Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education”, and “Re-reading Cultural Geography”.