Melinda Menke Shimizu (BS Geology, 2006)

Geography Professor in Cortlund, New York

I'm now an Assistant Professor of Geography at SUNY Cortland, starting Fall 2018. I'll be teaching GIS and Physical Geography.

CWU Geology definitely set me up to be successful in both my MS and PhD degrees. The combination of coursework and guidance from faculty put me in a good position to do well in each endeavor, and the programming experience I got from working with Tim has continued to be useful every step of my educational journey. I especially want to thank Wendy Bohrson and Tim Melbourne for encouraging me to do a MS before the PhD. The decision to follow that advice definitely put me where I am today, and I couldn't be happier about it!

Information last updated on Aug 17, 2018