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Penn State Presidential Search

Brenton Yarnal

Brenton Yarnal

Chair-Elect (2013-14), University Faculty Senate; Professor of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Yarnal is a geographer with research interests in global change; climate variation; land-use/land-cover change; environmental hazards; and coupled human-environment systems. Since 1985, he has taught and researched in Penn State's Department of Geography. Now in his seventh year on the Faculty Senate, Yarnal served on three committees: Intra-University Relations; Educational Equity and Campus Environment; and Faculty Affairs (chair in 2011–12). He earned his Ph.D from Simon Fraser University in contemporary climate-glacier interactions, and his master of science degree from the University of Calgary in paleoclimate-landform interactions.

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