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Andy Walter

Andy Walter

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-4070 | Fax: 678-839-4071


Office: Callaway Science Building 253


I am a critical human geographer specializing in urban and economic geography. My scholarly work investigates productions of space and place within and through the political economy, particularly at urban and regional scales. Currently, I am engaged with three projects, all grounded in Atlanta. One examines Christian social justice activists' commitment to place as a means of addressing poverty; another is a study of the work of maps in shaping Atlanta's geographies of land use, race, poverty, wealth, and public spaces; and, third, I am co-authoring a Peoples' Guide to Atlanta to be published by the University of California Press that will highlight historical and contemporary sites of resistance, struggle, and subalternity across the city.


  • B.A., Geography, University of Wyoming, 1995
  • MA, Geography, University of British Columbia, 1999
  • PhD, Geography, Florida State University, 2005

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ECON-3425 (Economic Geography)    
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography)    
    • GEOG-3253 (Economic Geography)    
    • GEOG-3643 (Urban Geography)    
    • GEOG-3644 (Atlanta's Geographies)    
    • GEOG-4082 (Sustainability & Cities)    
    • GEOG-4084 (Sr Seminar:Why Geog Matters)    
    • GEOG-4086 (Douglasville Housing Survey)    
    • GLOB-4000 (Capstone Seminar)    
    • GLOB-4186 (Teaching Music Refugees)    
    • XIDS-2001 (Thinking Like a Scientist)    
    • XIDS-2002 (Sustainable Cities)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: E01
    • GEOG-4082 (Cities and Nature) Section: E01
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: L2A
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: LXA
    • GEOG-3644 (Atlanta's Geographies) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4082 (DrctdPrblms:GeographicResearch) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (Urban Resource Management) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (Watershed Management) Section: 02
    • GEOG-4086 (Sustainability Nonprofit) Section: 03
    • GLOB-4186 (Intern Music Recording) Section: 01
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 02
    • XIDS-2001 (Thinking Like a Scientist) Section: 05
    • XIDS-2002 (Sustainable Cities) Section: 01
    • GEOG-3643 (Urban Geography) Section: 01
    • GLOB-4000 (Capstone Seminar) Section: 01W
    • GEOG-4084 (Sr Seminar:Why Geog Matters) Section: 01W
    • GEOG-4086 (Douglasville Housing Survey) Section: 02
    • GLOB-4186 (Portfolios in Global Studies) Section: 01
    • GLOB-4186 (Impact West Georgia ESL) Section: 02
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: E01
    • GEOG-4082 (Sustainability & Cities) Section: E02
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 01
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 02
    • GEOG-3253 (Economic Geography) Section: 01
    • ECON-3425 (Economic Geography) Section: 01
    • GLOB-4186 (Teaching Music Refugees) Section: 01