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Kathleen Schott Espinoza

EducationGeography professor Kathleen Schott Espinoza

M.A. Geography, Louisiana State University, 1997

B.A. International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1992

State Certified in Social Studies Education

Research Interests & Service

Kathleen is a human geographer with particular research interests in geopolitical issues, geographic education, and Latin America. She has over twenty years of experience in education and is an active member of the Lafayette community where she serves on several boards including the United Way Education Vision Council, the Lafayette Parish School Superintendent's Advisory Committee for English as a Second Language, and the League of Women Voters of Lafayette. In addition she serves as co-founder and executive board member of the local education non-profit, Power of Public Education Lafayette.


Know Your Local Governments: An online guide to local governance in Lafayette Parish (in progress).

La Nueva Frontera: Oral Histories from the Latino Communities in Lafayette. (Spring 2016). Cultural Vistas.

Courses Taught

GEOG 103 World Geography
GEOG 104 Physical Geography
GEOG 306 Geography of Latin America
GEOG 350 Louisiana Geography
GEOG 375 Political Geography

Field Trips Led

Fall 2015. Louisiana Sugar Cane Co-op. (LASUCA) in New Iberia, LA

Spring 2015. Jean Laffite National Historic Park in Lafayette, LA

Fall 2014. Old River Control Structure and Morganza Spillway in Vidalia, LA