Karen A. Lemke

Professor of Geography
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1988


Physical geography; geomorphology; hydrology; earth science; quantitative methods.


Landforms and processes; stream channel hydraulics, geometry, and bed texture; science literacy and geographic education.


  1. Lemke, K.A., M.E. Ritter and N.C. Heywood. 2009. Physical Geography Laboratory Manual. McGraw-Hill, New York, 336 pp.
  2. Lemke, K.A., K. Hefferan and D. Ozsvath. 2002. National Science Foundation/DUE CCLI-EMD grant: Creation of an Interdisciplinary Earth materials Testing laboratory to Enhance Undergraduate Science Educations. $56,044.
  3. Lemke, K.A. and M.E. Ritter. 2000. Virtual geographies and the use of the Internet for learning and teaching geography in higher education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 24(1):87-91.
  4. Ritter, M.E. and K.A. Lemke. 2000. Addressing the “seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education” with Internet-enhanced education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 24(1):100-108.