Dean of the Faculty
Prof. Jędrusik specialises in regional geography and tourism geography, in particular studying the phenomena and processes that occur in isolated areas and the links between isolation and globalisation, chiefly on islands. He is also interested in contemporary global political phenomena and their impact on the societies and economies of individual countries. He is particularly interested in culinary geography.
He has carried out field observations and studies in France, Greece, Cuba, Southeast Asia, Ethiopia, Gabon, the islands in the Indian Ocean (including Madagascar, Maldives and Mascarenes), the Lesser Antilles, Polynesia and Melanesia. He has also visited the United States, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and most countries in Europe. He has published two scientific monographs and about 100 original scientific articles in the field of agricultural geography, tourism geography, regional geography and pedagogy of geography, and more than 50 popular science articles. He has authored or co-authored 10 textbooks and encyclopaedias. Abroad, his works have been published in India, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and Martinique.
He is the editor-in-chief of the journal “Miscellanea Geographica – Regional Studies on Development.” Apart from teaching, he has a passion for travelling, photography and regional cuisines. He likes to spend his precious free time reading good crime fiction.
Deputy Dean for Personal Affairs and International Cooperation
Assoc. Prof. Solarz’s scientific interest focuses on various aspects of human geography and international relations, with a particular emphasis on the political geography of Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, development geography (the division of the world into developed and underdeveloped countries), settlement geography, toponomastics and regional geography (the Ciężkowice Foothills). His hobbies include the history and geography of the Carpathian Foothills, and gardening.
Deputy Dean for Financial and Academic Affairs
Dr Dudek-Mańkowska specialises in studies on social transformations occurring in cities, and the shaping of urban brands. She actively participates in scientific conferences and research projects, as well as various programmes, scholarships and scientific internships (Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Charles University in Prague, Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier and the University of Vienna). She has received many awards and distinctions in numerous competitions (including a distinction in the competition for best doctoral dissertations awarded by the monthly “Samorząd Terytorialny”, and an award in the Scholarship Competition “Nowoczesny Uniwersytet” for the best young doctoral graduates). She has authored numerous expert opinions in the creative sector and in the field of territorial marketing and brownfield remediation in cities. Theatre, gardening and working with border collies are among her favourite pastimes.
Deputy Dean for Student Affairs
Dr Korotaj-Kokoszczyńska is a geomorphologist. Her scientific interest involves the analysis of relief transformations caused by human activities. She focuses on the dynamics of landslide processes developing in the slopes around Warsaw and Płock. She is also interested in the history of how the world was discovered, in particular geographical discoveries. Theatre, ballet and the history of Warsaw’s spatial development are among her passions. She likes cycling and walking in the woods (Tuchola Forest).