David Lemberg

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David Lemberg
Associate Professor of Geography
(269) 387-3408
(269) 387-3442
3529 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5424
Mailing address: 
Department of Geography
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA
  • Ph.D., Geography, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1998
  • M.R.P., Regional Planning, University of Norther Carolina, 1983
  • B.A., Political Economy of the Industrial Societies, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
  • Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners
Teaching interests: 
  • Human geography
  • Map, chart and air photo reading
  • Urban and regional planning techniques
  • Undergraduate research methods
Research interests: 
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Landscape ecology

Dr. David Lemberg is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at Western Michigan University.

Lemberg's research has been funded by the:

  • Kalamazoo Foundation
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Western Michigan University Environmental Institute

He was awarded an international research exchange fellowship in 2003 to spend a month in residence at the University of Passau (Bavaria, Germany). Articles derived from his recent research have been published in:

  • Environmental Modeling and Assessment
  • Journal of Great Lakes Research
  • Socioeconomic Planning Sciences

Lemberg's service role as a planner to the University and the community include:

  • Election to the Campus Finance and Planning Council and chair of the subcommittee on parking and transportation (writing a campus transportation recommendation report).
  • Member of the Campus Sustainability Committee.
  • Participating in the Campus Master Planning Process.
  • Chair of the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Center for Maritime Studies.
  • Planning support to many local communities, agencies and units including Kalamazoo, Portage, Texas Township, Bangor, Barry State Game Area (Michigan Department of Natural Resources), Gun River Watershed, Black River Watershed and St. Joseph County.

He is working on the Michigan Heritage Water Trails by authority of Michigan Public Act 454 of 2002 (Senate Bill 415) with pilot projects underway in St. Joseph County, the east coast of Michigan and on the Black River in Van Buren County.