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Associate Professor in Geography
323 Center for Technology and Learning
GEOG 200, SSCI 104, GEOG 207
B.S., Business Administration/Management, West Liberty State College
M.A., Geography, The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Geography, The Ohio State University
Research Interests/Other Interests:
My current research interests include the evolution and development of the urban system of the United States since the end of World War II -- specifically, the impact that transportation and communications have had on the changing pattern of population growth for metropolitan areas throughout the United States and the corresponding influence that the largest metropolitan areas have had (via spatial interaction patterns) on the rest of the U. S. urban system.
Other geographic areas of academic interest include (but not limited to):
- Economic Growth and Development
- Geography of Transportation and Technology
- Cultural, Social, and HistoricalGeography
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Geographic Education
Personal areas of geographic interest include the humanistic elements of geography -- the impact that places have on the development of personality and the role that space and place have in shaping an individual's perception of reality; geographic themes and motifs that commonly occur in literature and poetry; and the role that a geographic perspective/viewpoint has in creative enterprises and personal relationships.