Texas Tech University

Dr. Gary Elbow

Professor, Emeritus

Email: gary.elbow@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0354

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: 210 McClellan Hall

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
Dr. Gary Elbow


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Pittsburgh, 1972


  • Human Geography
  • Regional Geography

I am interested in human geography, Latin American regional geography and geographic education. My most recent research involves transnationalism in Latin America. I recently co-edited an on-line collection of papers for the National Council for Geographic Education entitled Geographic Literacy in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities in the NCLB Era. I was a recipient in 2003 of the Preston E. James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers and in 2009 of the George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service from the National Council for Geographic Education.


  • GEOG 2300 - Introduction to Human Geography: Honors
  • GEOG 4324 - Geography of Health
  • GEOG 5312 - Seminar in Geographic Thought

Synergistic Activities