Health & Safety Alert: The City of Westfield’s risk level for the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) illness has been elevated to high. In addition to sharing and encouraging individual precautions with the campus community, the University has rescheduled outdoor campus activities to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, until further notice. More Information


Dr. Brian Conz

Brian Conz

Wilson 201a  -  413.572.8084  -  Email


  • B.A. University of Massachusetts (1999)
  • M.S. University of Massachusetts (2004)
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts (2008)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Political Ecology
  • Conservation and Indigenous People
  • Food Systems, Agroecology, and Permaculture
  • Diverse Economies
  • Place-Based Education

Courses Taught at Westfield State

  • GARP 0101 World Regional Geography
  • GARP 0102 Physical Geography
  • GARP/ENVS 0106 Introduction to Environmental Analysis
  • GARP 0250 Political Ecology
  • GARP 0305 Regional Geography of New England
  • GARP 0311 Regional Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

Google Earth Activities for the 2011 Mapping Place and Diversity Workshop

Please contact me anytime for more information about our department, my teaching, and my research.