Professor of Geography, GIS, and Sustainability at University of Northern Colorado
Living in Colorado, United States
Karen S Barton is a Professor of Geography, GIS, and Sustainability at the University of Northern Colorado. Her teaching and research focuses on community resilience and adaptation in marine and agricultural communities, global environmental change, and experiential learning. With support from Fulbright and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she recently published Africa’s Joola Shipwreck: Causes and Consequences of a Humanitarian Disaster which investigates the second greatest maritime shipwreck in non-wartime history and Senegal’s fight for social justice.
Karen has been awarded several Fulbright grants for her work abroad, and has led five undergraduate research expeditions including Iceland, Peru, Nicaragua, Nepal and Guyana. She is a Fellow of The Explorers Club, Royal Geographical Society, President of the Society of Women Geographers, and Co-President of the Colorado Fulbright Association. She is also a proud first generation scholar, runner, writer and mom.