Matt Rosenberg

Geography Expert


M.A., Geography, California State University - Northridge

B.A., Geography, University of California - Davis


  • Award-winning professional geographer
  • Author of two books on geography


Matt Rosenberg is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He covered geography for Dotdash Media, Inc. for over 20 years. He was an adjunct professor of geography at California State University, Sacramento, a city planning and GIS intern for local government, and is a former newspaper columnist.

Rosenberg has been featured on PBS and NPR, and he has conducted many interviews about geographical topics for television, radio, and newspapers. He was director of emergency services for the American Red Cross and served on more than two dozen major disaster relief operations around the United States. He has traveled widely across North America and has visited or studied in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers and the National Council for Geographic Education.


Matt Rosenberg holds a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of California, Davis and a master's degree in geography from California State University, Northridge. 

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