Native of Baltimore, grew up in Ohio Resident of Hillsborough for 19 years Wife of Bob Warren, Hillsborough native
Daughter-in-law of Helen Warren and the late Bill Warren Mother of Emily and Aurora Tiffany-Davis
geography, Wright State Univeristy, 1973 M.A. in geography, Miami University, 1978
Ph.D. in geography, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I have recently retired from a lifetime of teaching in colleges and universities.
All geographers have one big problem---describing to other people exactly what it is that geographers do. Here's a short
Most people think of maps when they think of geography, and that is a good way to begin. Geographers
are fascinated by places, and by the relationships among places. Much of what we do can be explained by creating maps. The
branch of geography that creates maps is cartography.
Some geographers study the physical environment. At UNC
we have researchers who are studying climate and environmental changes around the world.
Other geographers study
people and their patterns of activity. For example, medical geographers study environmental aspects of disease, and they
also analyze the locations of hospitals and clinics.
This study falls within humanistic geography. This is a field
of geography that is interested in the relationship between people and places.
There are many, many branches of geography.
All of them share an interest in the characteristics of places.