Chansheng He

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Chansheng He
Professor and Distinguished Faculty Scholar
(269) 387-3425
(269) 387-3442
3234 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5424
Mailing address: 
School of Environment, Geography, and Sustainability
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA
  • Ph.D., Resource Development, Michigan State University, 1992
  • M.S., Agricultural Zoning and Natural Resources Management, Northwestern Agricultural University, 1985
  • B.S., Agronomy, Northwestern Agricultural University, 1982
  • Distinguished Fulbright-University of Leeds Scholar Award
  • American Association of Geographers (AAG) Water Resources Specialty Group Distinguished Career Award in Water Resources
  • Fellow, American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Fulbright Specialists Awards
  • 2015 Western Michigan University Distinguished Faculty Scholar
  • National Research Council / NOAA Senior Research Associateship Award 2001-02
  • Outstanding Overseas Scholar, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005
  • Chair, AAG (Association of American Geographers) Water Resources Specialty Group, 2008-10
  • Member, Steering Committee of Commission for Water Sustainability, International Geographical Union (IGU), 2011+

Dr. He’s research focuses on watershed hydrology, nonpoint source pollution modeling, and water resource management. In recent years, he has been defining and promoting the framework of watershed science to address the current global water crisis and achieve the UN SDGs. He has published over 130 journal articles in leading national and international journals and authored/co-authored 11 books.


  • GEOG 3030: Geographic Inquiry
  • GEOG 3500: Principles of Conservation and Environmental Management
  • GEOG 6610: Geographic Research
  • GEOG 5530: Water Resources Management
  • GEOG 5550: Contemporary Issues in Natural Resources Management