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Dr. Jeff Lee

  Professor, Geography
Chair, Department of Geosciences
Office: 125 Sciences Building
Phone: (806) 834-8228
Fax: (806) 742-0100

Department of Geosciences
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
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  • B.A., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979
  • M.A., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 1984
  • Ph.D., Geography, Arizona State University, 1990


  • Aeolian processes and landforms (sediment transport by wind and dune morphology).

My main research area is aeolian (wind-related) geomorphology. Current research topics include sources of blowing dust in Texas and the American Southwest and the causes of dust storms in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. I am also the co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Aeolian Research and is Secretary/Treasurer of the International Society for Aeolian Research. I teach the introductory course in Physical Geography every semester. Other courses include Geography of Arid Lands and The Nature of Science for Teachers. The latter class is part of several Master’s degree programs at Texas Tech for working K-12 science teachers.


IS 1100: Tech Transitions
GEOG 1401: Physical Geography
HONS 2406: Honors Integrated Science II
GEOG 3335: Field Seminar in Physical Geography
GEOG 4300: Seminar in Geography
GEOG 4301: Geomorphology in Environmental Management
GEOG 4357: Geography of Arid Lands
GEOG 4310: Internship in Geography
GEOG 5304: Advanced Physical Geography
IS 5304: The Nature of Science for Teachers.

Synergistic Acitivities

Member, Texas Tech Teaching Academy