Sean Chenoweth

Associate Professor of Geography
213 Martin Hall

I am a geomorphologist primarily interested in temperate and tropical karst landscapes.  Much of my research has been conducted in the Jamaican Cockpit Country in the areas of landform classification, soil distribution, and talus.  Geopolitically I am interested in the Yemen - Saudi Arabia border dispute, South China Sea - UNCLOS, and bauxite mining in Jamaica.  In addition to traditional Geographical topics I have a deep desire for geospatial technologies.  Almost all my research and teaching contain elements of geospatial technologies such as:  Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and most recently Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Sean Chenoweth

Courses Taught

  • Human Geography
  • Climatology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Drone Piloting & Mapping
  • Introduction to Spatial Analysis
  • Advanced GIS
  • Special Topics in Physical Geography (karst)


  • University of Miami; Miami; Florida; Geography; BA, Degree, 1994
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Arkansas; Geography; MA, 1997
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; Milwaukee; Wisconsin; Geography; PhD, 2003

Other Responsibilities

  • Director of Geographic Information Science & Technology M.S. Program
  • Coordinator of the GIS Laboratory and Geospatial Software