Matt Rosenberg


  • Award-winning professional geographer
  • Freelance writer for more than 18 years
  • Author of two books on geography


Matt Rosenberg is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He contributed hundreds of articles over the span of more than 18 years. Matt Rosenberg is a former adjunct university faculty member in geography. He was a 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." He is a member of the Association of American Geographers and the National Council for Geographic Education.

Awards and Publications

Matt Rosenberg 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.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

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