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Dr. Samuel Ndegeah

Dr. Sam

Wilson 201B  -  413.572.8479  -  Email

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Geography, University of Idaho, USA
  • M.A. Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • M.A. Geography, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • B.A. Geography and Political Science, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Teaching at Westfield State University

  • GARP 0101: World Regional Geography
  • GARP 0102: Physical Geography W/Lab
  • GARP 0105: Introduction to Community Planning
  • GARP 0210: Cultural Geography
  • GARP 0252: Cities of the Global South
  • GARP 0217: Contemporary Global Issues

Teaching Experience

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

  • GEOG 313: Third World Development
  • ENVST 395: Independent Study

Elon University, Elon, NC

  • GEOG 131: The World’s Regions
  • GEOG 121: Global Physical Environments
  • GEOG 310: Development & the Environment in Latin America, Africa, and Asia
  • GEOG 372: Issues in International Development Policy and Planning
  • INT 461: Senior Seminar in International Studies
  • INT 499: Independent Research in International Studies

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

  • GEOG 100L: Physical Geography Lab
  • GEOG 404: Africa: a Developmental Trajectory

Research Interests

  • Institutional structures and systems, policy processes, planning law and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • African customary laws in land use planning and natural resource management.
  • Relationship between geography and politics: how geography influences decision making and political outcomes.

Professional Experience

  • Urban and Regional Planner, Department of Physical Planning, Government of Kenya.

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