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Golledge, Reginald (1937–2009)

  • By: Martin Swobodzinski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Reginald Golledge was a professor of geography and the director of the Research Unit on Spatial Cognition and Choice at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). His extensive body of work spanned more than 40 years of outstanding scholarship in the service of geography. As a senior faculty member at UCSB, he joined the geography department in 1977, only a few years after its inception. His efforts significantly contributed to the flourishing of geography at UCSB and helped establish one of the top geography departments in the United States.

Golledge was born in Australia in 1937. He received his BA (1959) and MA (1961) in geography from the University of New England in Australia and his PhD (1966) from the University of Iowa. During ...

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