Matt Rosenberg


Matt Rosenberg, former Geography writer for ThoughtCo, is an award-winning professional geographer who has covered the field of geography on this website for more than fifteen years.

Be sure to connect with Matt on Twitter @mrgeog and on Facebook.


Matt has published two books about geography, The Handy Geography Answer Book and The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook. Matt has been featured on PBS and NPR and has conducted many interviews about geographical topics for television, radio, and newspapers. In October 2006, Matt was awarded the Excellence in Media Award from the National Council for Geographic Education for his contributions over the years to the discipline of geography.

Matt Rosenberg is a former adjunct university faculty member in geography, city planning and GIS intern for local government, newspaper columnist, and a disaster manager for the American Red Cross. Matt 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.


Matt Rosenberg holds a master's degree in geography from California State University, Northridge and a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of California, Davis. Matt's master's thesis was titled Catastrophic Hazards of Ventura County, California.

Matt is a proud member of the Association of American Geographers and the National Council for Geographic Education.

Matt Rosenberg

I've loved geography ever since I took a required class on urban and economic geography my freshman year at college. It's a fascinating discipline that incorporates diverse academic subjects to discover more about the earth and where humans live. It's my goal to provide you with the Internet's number one geographical community.

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