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Matthew R Sanderson

Professor of Sociology and Professor of Geography and Geospatial Sciences, Kansas State University

Dr. Sanderson is Randall C. Hill Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work and Professor of Geography and Geospatial Sciences at Kansas State University. His research empirically examines population and environment as aspects of development in the context of globalization. Most of his work is international in scope, and longitudinal and comparative in design. On the population side, he is investigating international migration as both a cause and consequence of development dynamics in an increasingly inter-connected world. On the environment side, he is exploring social drivers of natural resource use. This work concentrates especially on agricultural production and water consumption in the High Plains (Ogallala) Aquifer region of the United States. He leads courses on international development and social change, environment and society, international migration, rural development, and principles of sociology.

Experience

  • 2011–2020
    Professor of Sociology and Professor of Geography and Geospatial Sciences, Kansas State University