Martha Henderson


B.S., Social Sciences, Western Oregon State College, 1974; M.S., Geography, Indiana State University, 1978; Ph.D., Geography, Louisiana State University, 1988.

Expertise: geography, political ecology

Interests: I work in areas of study that provide interdisciplinary thinking about the relationship between people and place, and the environment. I use case studies from American land and environmental history to understand how culture and capitalism shape our public lands and communities surrounding them. I am also interested in how political ideas or creeds have come define western cultural perspectives on the environment in relationship to eastern ideas. I examine differences in these cultural ideas in the eastern Mediterranean region. Associated with this region’s culture are ideas that have come to frame the relationships between science, nature and religion.

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Lab I 1006
(360) 867-6841

Current, Recent, and Upcoming Offerings

Year Offering
2016-17 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Land
Fall and Winter
2016-17 Where Are You? Introduction to Geography and Geographical Awareness
2015-16 The Geography of Polar Regions
2014-15 Landscapes of Faith and Power in the Eastern Mediterranean
Fall, Winter and Spring
2014-15 Where Are You? Introduction to Geography and Geographical Awareness
2013-14 MES Thesis
Winter and Spring
2013-14 Natural Disaster Management
2013-14 Research Design and Qualitative Methods