Distinguished Teaching Fellow 2021-2024
Matthew C. LaFevor is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography. His research explores agriculture, conservation, and environmental management in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America. He regularly teaches courses in World Regional Geography, Environment & Society, Geography of Latin America, and Research Methods & Traditions in Geography. Dr. LaFevor is co-Director of the semester-long study abroad program, UA in Costa Rica: Exploring Tropical Environments (Spring).
He is the Director of UA in Mexico: Exploring Mountains & Agriculture (May), an exchange program. His teaching focuses on experiential learning in the classroom and in ‘the field’ in different domestic and international contexts.