Alumni Profiles & News

  • Darla Munroe (PhD, 2000) is Professor and Chair of Geography at The Ohio State University. Her research covers economic, social, and land use geography with a focus on human-environment interactions at a landscape level. While at Illinois, she was a graduate research assistant...
  • When William Clark (PhD, '64, geography) arrived in Florida in 1961, en route to the University of Illinois, he struck up a conversation with an African American woman at the train station. Clark, a New Zealand native, asked the woman to join him in a restaurant, but she politely...
  • Dr. Janey Messina (MS, 2008) is associate professor of social science research methods at the University of Oxford (UK) School of Global and Area Studies.
  • Wayne Koonce, winner of the College of LAS Dean's Quadrangle Award, makes a mark around the world while maintaining close ties with U of I
  • Robin reflects on her wide-ranging career in geography that began with an undergraduate internship. She worked at the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant for 32 years, where she designed a Lady Quagga costume and contributed to an invasive species exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of National History....