Geography faculty are world-renowned for their expertise, consistently placing the UCLA Department of Geography in the top ranks of Geography departments. Numerous awards and leadership positions confirm Geography faculty to be among the best in their fields. Geography graduate students worldwide continue the department's excellence both as students and after graduation in both research and teaching worldwide.
Welcome to the Department of Geography at UCLA. Established in 1911, the Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top departments in the United States. Recognized internationally as a leader in research and education in both physical and human geography, the Department offers undergraduate degrees (B.A.) in Geography and Environmental Studies, and graduate degrees (M.A., Ph.D.) in Geography.
Subfield: Economic Geography, Innovation, Growth, Development Economics
Dr. David Rigby
UCLA Graduate Dean's Scholar Award, 2015-2017
German National Academic Foundation Scholarship, 2014
DAAD PROMOS Award, 2013
Fulbright Grant, 2013
B.Sc. Geography (Minor in Economics), Leipzig University, 2015