Will Schoefmann receives AAG regional award

Will Schoefmann, GIS coordinator for the City of Keene, was presented with the New England-St. Lawrence Valley AAG 2018 ‘Friend of Geography’ award at the NESTVAL annual meeting in Keene, October 13th.  Will is a Keene State alum and longtime collaborator with KSC Geography, Outdoor Recreation, and Planning.  For more than ten years, Will has supported the department by providing GIS technical support and data to faculty and students.  He has co-presented with students and faculty, helped support student research, and developed and organized projects that give our students real-world skills.   Thanks Will, for being a great friend to GORP!  We look forward to collaborating for many years to come.

2016 Geography Graduates

This past Saturday, several geography2016grad1 majors walked at graduation including: Matt Collins, Keri Carr, Cassie Stepanek, Ryan Zarnowski, Danielle Sinvil, Cavan Perrot and Meg Vetter. Congratulations to all our graduates!

Pictured here are (l to r) Dr. Sasha Davis, Meg Vetter, Dr. Lara Bryant, Dr. Chris Brehme, and Ryan Zarnowski.

Dr. Sasha Davis joins Keene State Geography

SashaDavisWe are very pleased to welcome Dr. Sasha Davis as our newest faculty member in Geography. Dr. Davis earned his PhD from Penn State in 2003 and most recently served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. At Keene State, he will teach courses in Human Geography, Tourism, and Recreation. Dr. Davis’ research interests are in the impacts of tourism, as well as the role of militarism, in the Pacific islands.

Dr. Christopher Cusack named Keene State 2015 Distinguished Teacher

On Auguschriscusack.280x0t 27th, the College honored Dr. Cusack with the 2015 Distinguished Teacher Award, recognizing his passion for geography and his dedication to our students. Dr. Cusack delivered an inspirational speech to more than 1000 faculty and incoming first-year students who gave him a standing ovation. We are extremely proud to have Dr. Cusack as a teacher and colleague in Geography, and pleased that the College has recognized his hard work and commitment to excellence in the classroom!
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Research reveals varied perspectives on sustainability practices on campus, in city.

SustainabilityWebsiteSeniors Hannah Elliot, Jason Cyr, Charlie Stoll and Tommy Todd spent the fall of 2014 surveying students, local residents, and business owners about their everyday practices regarding recycling and resource conservation. Their results were shared at the 2015 Academic Excellence Conference at Keene State, and the 2015 AAG Conference in Chicago. One of the highlights of their work is a map of sustainability features on the Keene State campus which will be published and distributed later this year. The map will also be available as an online interactive map through the department’s Community GIS Center.  The final report can be found on the student work page.