Peter O. Muller, Ph.D.
(Rutgers, 1971)


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Professor Muller has taught at the University of Miami since 1980 and chaired the Department from 1980 to 2000. He is an urban geographer with research and teaching interests in the geography of suburbanization, urban structural transformation, and the changing geography of the United States. He is honorary editor of the journal Urban Geography (following an 11-year term as co-editor), and recently completed a 12-year term as book review editor of The Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

His books include Contemporary Suburban America (1981) and co-authorship ofEconomic Geography (3/e, 1998), Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts (16/e, 2014), The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography (6/e, 2013), andPhysical Geography: The Global Environment (4/e, 2013). Among the journals his articles have appeared in are Economic Geography, Urban Geography, The Professional Geographer, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and The American Quarterly.


Hartshorn, T.A. and P.O. Muller. “Suburban downtowns  and the transformation of metropolitan Atlanta’s business landscape,” Urban Geography, 10 (1989): 375-395.

Muller, P.O. “The suburban transformation of the globalizing American city,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Scvience, 551 (May 1997): 44-58.

Muller, P.O. “Transportation and urban form: Stages in the spatial evolution of the American metropolis,” in Susan Hanson and Genevieve Giuliano, eds.,The Geography of Urban Transportation (New York: Guilford Press, 3rd rev. ed., 2004), pp. 59-85 [4th rev. ed. to be published in 2014].

  • GEG 105 World Regional Geography
  • GEG 120 Physical Geography
  • GEG 362 World Urban Geography