Subject Area: Geography
Research interests are: Physical and Cultural Geography of the Great Plains (especially badlands areas) and arctic environments (especially Greenland); Medical Geography; Small area geographic studies.
Ph.D. in Geography, 1986, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
M.A. in Geography, 1978, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
B.A. in Geography, 1976, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
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
Not that Flat: Physical Geography of rugged Sedimentary Landscapes of the Great Plains (Plan Plateau Publications), 2013.
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).
Interplays of site and situation along Tunulliarfik Fjord, South Greenland; JOURNAL OF SETTLEMENTS AND SPATIAL PLANNING vol. 5 #2, 2014.
Kangerlussuaq: Evolution and maturation of a cultural landscape in Greenland; BULLETIN OF GEOGRAPHY SOCIO-ECONOMIC SERIES vol. 24, 2014.
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.
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.