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Lisa DeChano-CookLisa Dechano-Cook

Lisa DeChano-Cook
Associate Professor

Office: (269) 387-3536

3521 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5424

Mailing address
Department of Geography
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA

Ph.D., Environmental Geography, Texas State University San Marcos, 2000
M.S., Geography, Ohio University, 1997
M.A., Space Studies, University of North Dakota, 1994
B.S., General Physics, Juniata College, 1993 

Teaching interests

Research interests

Dr. DeChano's research interests lie in the broad category of environmental geography with emphases on geomorphology, natural hazards, and perception. She has studied such topics as

Dr. DeChano-Cook

DeChano's interests in geographic and environmental education and sports geography have led to papers and projects on environmental knowledge and environmental attitudes of high school seniors (17-19 years old) in several countries (Chile, England, Switzerland and the United States); how to use sports to teach geography concepts and American attitudes and perceptions of the 2004 Summer Olympics.

DeChano-Cook is involved with two grants:

Curriculum vitae