Tony Dzik PhD

Anthony J. Dzik, Ph.D.


Research interests are: Physical and Cultural Geography of the Great Plains (especially badlands areas); Medical Geography; Small area geographic studies.


  • Northwestern University

    Ph.D. in Geography, 1986

    Evanston, Illinois

  • University of Toledo

    M.A. in Geography, 1978

    Toledo, Ohio

  • Roosevelt University

    B.A. in Geography, 1976

    Chicago, Illinois

Primary Courses

  • Geog 2201 - Cultural Geography
  • Geog 2225 - Physical Geography
  • Geog 3310 - Medical Geography
  • Geog 3311 - Air Pollution
  • Geog 3350 - Regional Geography: North America
  • Geog 3360 - Regional Geography: American Great Plains

Activities and Research


  • Badlands of the American West: A Primer (Plain Plateau Pubications), 2012 (V. J. Dzik, co-author).
  • The Pillars of Kedvale Avenue: A Geography of a Chicago West Side Neighborhood in the 1960s (Sunfish Blvd. Publications/Lulu Press), 2009
  • Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare: An American Car Story (Sunfish Blvd. Publications/Lulu Press), 2006
  • The Interpretation of Our Physical Landscape: A Workbook (Stipes Publications, Champaign, Ill.), 1987, 2nd edition 1990 (J.W. Piety, co-author).


  • Looking for dangerous places: some aspects of medical geography and disease mapping; WEST VIRGINIA MEDICAL JOURNAL vol. 93 #5, Sept./Oct. 1997.
  • Leukemia mortality rates of Ohio River communities in comparison with other communities; GEOGRAPHIA MEDICA vol. 21, Dec. 1991.
  • Cerebrovascular disease mortality rates and water hardness in North Dakota; SOUTH DAKOTA JOURNAL OF MEDICINE vol. 42 #4, April 1989.
  • Geography of rat bites in Chicago; BULLETIN OF THE ILLINOIS GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY vol. 29, Spring 1987 (Thaila Wallen, co-author)
  • Brown and grey air cities; VIRGINIA GEOGRAPHER vol. 17, Fall-Winter 1985.
  • Snails, schistosomiasis and irrigation in the tropics; PUBLIC HEALTH-THE JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE, LONDON vol. 97, July 1983.
  • Shopper orientation in Billings County, North Dakota; NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY vol. 49, Summer 1981.

Additional Information

Outside of academia, interests include drag racing, old and new Mopars, American folk and folk-rock music, and travel to interesting places in the U.S.

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