Faculty & Staff

Samantha Earnest, Ph.D

Samantha Earnest, Ph.D

Lecturer of Geography, Troy Campus

Troy University
MSCX Room 132 Troy
Alabama 36082
Telephone: 1-334-808-6420



PhD, Florida State University, Geography
BS, Troy University, Social Sciences (Anthropology concentration); double-major in Mathematics

Areas of Expertise:

geography of historic preservation, human geography, political geography, Geographic Information Systems


Dr. Earnest joined the Troy faculty in 2010.  Her research interests include perceptions of the importance of historic places, contested sites of monumentation/memorialization and historic preservation, and the intersection of politics with these ideas.

Courses Taught at TROY:

World Regional Geography
Cultural Geography
Political Geography
Economic Geography
Basic GIS
GIS in Criminal Justice
Web-Based GIS
Historical Geography of North America
Statistical Applications of Social Science Inquiry
Spatial Applications of Social Science Inquiry
Selected Topics in Geography: Geography of Historic Preservation