Professor, environmental geograpahy, urban geography,
Southeast Asia (spring semester sabbatical)
Professor of Geography, teaches urban and environmental courses including weather and climate and physical geography, and several methods courses, and regional courses on Southeast Asia and Africa. Recently he has studied spatial patterns in Southeast Asia, and has published papers on disease patterns in Jakarta, tourism in Vietnam, and the potential for ecotourism in the Togian Islands in Sulawesi (check your map; they are rather remote). He has traveled extensively in the third world, accompanying Fulbright-Hayes groups in India and Kenya and in Zimbabwe and Malawi, and last summer visited China on a Freeman Grant to develop a team- taught East Asian Studies course. But Southeast Asia remains his place; during a winter sabbatical in Indonesia, Laos, and Thailand he gathered data along with a geographer friend on the impact of the events of 9-11-01 on the tourist industry, and on another visit in July and August did preliminary work for a study of the Thai-Cambodian border area. In his early career he worked on quantitative measurements in point pattern analysis; among his publications were two in Geographical Analysis. His Ph.D. is from Rutgers University.
Dr. Lenz in the News