Contact the Chair

If you have questions about the Geography major, the Certificate in Geographic Information Science, the Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis, or UMW’s Department of Geography in general, please phone or email the Department Chair, Dr. Melina Patterson.

I am happy to meet students who are touring the university or who would like to arrange a visit. If you’d like to speak with students in the program, let me know!

Dr. Patterson’s email address is

Office phone is 540-654-1493

Physical office is Monroe 324 (the Willard Hall end of the building) – but please call ahead for a meeting