Jeff Lash, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geography,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
In 1992, Jeff Lash earned a B.A. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. He then studied in San Francisco at Transworld Teachers and received a certificate to teach English as a Second Language and did so in San Jose, Costa Rica. In 1994, he began his graduate career at Texas State University at San Marcos. He earned a master's degree in geography education in 1996 then took a leave of absence, moved to Morocco and taught geography at Al Akhawayn University.
Dr. Lash returned to Texas State in 1997 and completed his doctorate in Geography in 2001. His dissertation, "Exporting Education: The Case of the American University in Cairo," earned the National Council for Geographic Education’s Dissertation of the Year award.
Currently, Dr. Lash is the Geography Program chair and an associate professor of geography
at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He teaches a wide variety of courses and
continues to conduct research locally and internationally on human development through