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Michelle Metro-Roland

Michelle Metro-Roland
Affiliate Associate Professor
Director of Faculty and Global Program Development, Haenicke Institute for Global Education

Office: (269) 387-3908

2425 Ellsworth Hall, Mail Stop 5424

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

Ph.D., Geography, Indiana University, 1998
M.A., History, University of California at Berkeley
B.A., Classics, Loyola Marymount University, 1994

Research interests

Dr. Metro-Roland is co-editor of the book Landscape, Tourism, and Meaning and is completing a monograph entitled Culture In Place: Tourists, Signs And The City for Ashgate. This work explores the touristscape, that is, the interplay between the urban landscape and tourist sites. She is a founding member of the Landscape Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers and serves as its secretary.