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  • What courses does Dr. Koti teach?
    I teach courses face-to-face, Online, remotely, and in the field. Courses I teach regularly include: GEOG 2000- Intro to Regional Geography - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer GEOG 3470-Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa - Summer, Spring even-numbered years GEOG 3470 - Taught as "Tanzania Study Abroad" - Summer even-numbered years GS 3200 - Global Challenges (as special topics) - TBD GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography - Fall, Summer GEOG 4370 - Urban Geography - Fall even-numbered years GEOG 4550 - Global Issues - Spring even-numbered years Look up and register for any of my classes here: See course descriptions: Here... Other courses I teach include: Undergraduate: Introduction to Physical Geography Geographic Information Systems Urban and Regional Planning (Community Planning and Development) Graduate: Geographic Thought Planning Theory and Process GIS and Society
  • What courses does Dr. Koti teach in the summer terms?
    Yes, I teach the dollowing courses in the summer terms - all Online: GEOG 2000 - Intro to Regional Geography (GenEd course) GS 2010 - Intro to X-Cultural Experiences (GenEd course) GEOG 4360 - Cultural Geography GEOG 3470 - Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (useful for Global Studies majors and minors, Africana Studies, African Studies MInor, ans other social sciences and humanities. Tanzania Study Abroad Program - Coming in summer 2022! Look up and register for any of my classes here: Register... See the course descriptions: Here...
  • What courses does Dr. Koti teach in the Winter term - December 21-January 21?
    In the Winter term, I teach one course (Online): Online GEOG 2000 - Intro to Regional Geography (GenEd course) Look up and register for any of my classes here: Register...
  • Where is Dr. Koti's Office on MTSU campus?
    My office is in Peck Hall Room 236
  • What is the best way to contact Dr. Koti
    You can come to my office on MTSU campus in Peck Hall Rm. 236 - I love face-to-face conversations. Email is the easiest and fastest way to find me. You can also call me at: 615-494-7744
  • What is Dr. Koti's reasearch focus?
    I study cities and Communities. I am interested in how cities grow, how communities access and use resources, and the interplay of power in the creation of the urban built environment. A community-based approach is used to integrate theory, fieldwork, and modern geospatial technologies. My recent work has focused on water access in peri-urban communities outside Africa's largest cities.
  • Where does Dr. Koti originally come from?
    I was born and raised in Machakos, Kenya. I grew up in the 70s attending day elementary and middle schools in Makueni County (then part of Machakos District). Because elementary school was half day, I spent the rest of the day herding family cattle and goats. I attended (boys boarding) high school in Machakos County until I was 17. I attended advanced (boys boarding) high school in Kericho County in the Rift Valley region of Kenya where for the first time, I encounrered on a daily basis people who spoke a different tribal language than I did; and spent three entire months away from my family - quite a culture shock at the time!
  • Where did Dr. Koti attend College and what is his academic background?
    I attended Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya in the late 80s and early 90s where I earned a bachelors degree in education - specializing in Geography and History as my teaching subjects. My Masters and PhD degrees in Geography were obtained later from West Virginia University in the United States in the late 90s and early 2000s.
  • Other than teaching college in the United States, what other jobs has Dr. Koti held over his career?"
    Other than part time jobs to keep my body and soul together, I have always been a teacher! Upon obtaining a bachelors degree in education, I taught high school in Kenya for five years before grad school. While in graduate school, I worked as a GIS Technician in summer months where we used GIS software to build geospatial databases and analayzed data in the Mineral Lands Mapping Project (MLMP) in the West Virginia State GIS Technical Center.
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