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Dr. Richard Wolfel

Associate Prof. , Chair of Intercultural Competence, CLCRS
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: Washington Hall, Room 5100C
Phone: 845.938.8798

Dr. Wolfel is a cultural and political geographer with regional interests in Central Asia and Germany. His specific research interests focus on nationalism and the urban built environment, post-Soviet political development and the influence of nationalism on tourism. Dr. Wolfel has traveled to Korea in support of the Second Infantry Division’s REAL warrior program. He also serves as a consultant/advisor with the CJ-5 (Future Plans) and CJ-9(Civilian-Military Operations) of CJTF-1, First Cavalry Division, Regional Command East, Bagram, Afghanistan in support of Operation UNIFIED ENDEAVOR. In 2010, Dr. Wolfel traveled to Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo to conduct human terrain mapping for AFRICOM and Special Operations Command, Africa, in support of Operation OLYMPIC CHASE. He is the author of several books, journal articles, reviews and book chapters. Dr. Wolfel is course director for EV 371: Geography of Russia, EV 390B: Urban Geography and directs the Cross Cultural Competence Initiative for USMA as part of the Center for Languages, Cultures and Regional Studies (CLCRS).