Jorge Brea
Associate Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
Population & Urban Geography, World Cultures, Latin America, Study Abroad - Dominican Republic
Dow Science Complex 283

Dr. Brea is a Professor of Geography at Central Michigan University.


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1986
  • M.A., University of Maryland, 1983
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1980

Teaching Areas

  • Cultures of the World
  • Population Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Latin America
  • Study Abroad - Dominican Republic

Research Fields

  • Latin America
  • Population
  • Socioeconomic Development

Selected Publications

  • Brea, J., B.E. Bravo Ureta & R. E. Ouiroga. 1996. Migration decisions, agrarian structure, and gender: The case of Ecuador. The Journal of Developing Areas 30: 463-475.
  • Brea, J. 1995. Mexico. The Latino E​ncyclopedia. Salem Press, Pasadena, California.
  • Brea, J. 1991. Migration and circulation in Ecuador. Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie 82: 206-219.


  • Brea, Jorge A. and M. David Meyer, A Geographic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning, 2018.