David Robertson

Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Geography
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Phone: 585-245-5238
Email: robertsd@geneseo.edu


Comming Soon: Exploring Geneseo Architecture: Walking Tours of a National Historic Landmark District




Winner of the 2008 Fred B. Kniffen Book Award from PAS/APALc


I am a cultural and historical geographer (Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, 2001) whose scholarship deals, most broadly, with human-environment interactions. My theoretical interests tend to center around place and identity. Methodologically I am drawn to qualitative research, particularly historical and ethnographic inquiry. My topical interests are many but industrial landscapes, with an emphasis on primary industries, and landscape history dominate. My regional specialty is Canada. Curriculum Vitae

My early academic career was focused on completion of my first book, Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town (2006), University Press of Colorado, and ancillary research projects. I have broadened my research agenda more recently, conducting and publishing research on landscape history and open space resources in the Geneseo region, and trends and issues in Canadian Studies.

I have taught a broad range of classes at SUNY-Geneseo including courses in Geography, Environmental Studies, and Study Abroad. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, I now reside in Geneseo, New York with my wife Dana and children Victoria, Isabella, and Finn.

David Robertson © 2006, last modified April, 2013.