Contact Us

The Department of Geography is located on the fourth floor of Smith HallĀ (map), on the main University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Main Office Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch).
Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch).

December 18, 2023-January 1, 2024: Access to Smith Hall open by building key only and staff availability is limited.

Mailing Address

Department of Geography
University of Washington
Smith Hall 408 A, Box 353550
Seattle, WA 98195-3550

Contact Information

Telephone: (206) 543-5843
Fax: (206) 543-3313


Department Chair and Staff

Interm Department Chair: Michael Brown

Department Administrator: Lindsay Cael

  • Payroll and Human Resources
  • Budget and Strategic Planning
  • Policy and Procedures

Director of Academic Services: Nell Gross

  • Degree planning and registrationĀ 
  • Career counseling
  • M.A. and Ph.D. program admissions
  • Graduate School policies and procedures
  • Teaching Assistant assignments and evaluations
  • Time Schedule and department classroom reservations
  • Curriculum proposals and changes

Fiscal Specialist: Parwati Martin

  • Budget reconciliation, travel and non-travel reimbursements, and student award payments
  • Purchasing, Pro-cards, and office supplies
  • Workday coordination (including I-9 questions)
  • Facilities requests, including key orders and distribution

IT Systems Supervisor: Lisa Sturdivant

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