Scott Drzyzga, PhD, GISP
Office: 208 Shearer Hall
PhD, (2007) Geography, Michigan State University
MA, (2000) Geography, Michigan State University
BA, (1992) Geography, State University of New York at Geneseo
Professional geographer and map nerd | Outdoor enthusiast | sUAS flyer
Teaching & Research Interests
- Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS, GPS, GNSS, sUAS, etc.)
- The United States & Canada - particularly the Great Lakes region
- Land use change; economic geography
- Glacial Lake Algonquin
- Geography of the US & Canada
- Globalization in the Caribbean
- GIS I, GIS II, GIS III and Applied GIS
- Field Techniques in Geography
Current Funded Projects
Jantz CA (Science PI), Drzyzga SA, O’Neil-Dunne, J, and Claggett P. Land Cover Mapping, Modeling and Monitoring System for the Delaware River Basin, Funding provided by the William Penn Foundation. $1 million budget over two years.
Jantz CA and Drzyzga SA. Collaborative Research: Dynamic Coupling of the Water Cycle with Patterns of Urban Growth. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems program. Claire Welty (Science PI), of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, coordinated all work. $1.4 million budget for five years.
Marr PG, Pomeroy G and Drzyzga SA. Economic and Transportation Impacts of Warehousing on Rural Pennsylvania. Funding provided by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Center for Land Use at Shippensburg University. $61,605 (CRPa, $40,625; CLU, $20,980) budget for one year
Jantz CJ, Drzyzga SA,
and Maret M (2014) Calibrating and validating a simulation model to identify
drivers of urban land cover change in the Baltimore, MD metropolitan region, Land, Special issue: Land Change Modeling -
Connecting to the Bigger Picture, 3(3): 1158-1179. [doi: 10.3390/land3031158]
Blewett WL, Drzyzga SA, Sherrod L, and Wang H (2014) Geomorphic
relations among Glacial Lake Algonquin and the Munising and Grand Marais
moraines in Eastern Upper Michigan, USA.
Geomorphology. [doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.05.009].
SA, A Shortridge, and RJ Schaetzl (2012)
Mapping the Phases of Glacial Lake Algonquin in the upper Great Lakes region,
Canada and USA, using a Geostatistical Isostatic Rebound Model. Journal of Paleolimnology, Special issue: Holocene water levels
and paleo-hydrology of the Laurentian Great Lakes, 47(3):357-371. [doi:10.1007/s10933-011-9550-9]
WJ, Millington JDA, Reo NJ, Alberti M, Asbjornsen H, Baker LA, Brozovic N,
Drinkwater LE, Drzyzga SA, Fragoso J, Holland DS, Jantz CA, Kohler TA, Maschner
HDG, Monticino M, Podesta G, Pontius Jr. RG, Redman CL, Sailor D, Urquhart G
and Liu J (2011) Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS):
Approach, Challenges and Strategies. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
America 92(2):218-228. [doi:10.1890/0012-9623-92.2.218]
Walker R, Drzyzga SA, Li Y, Qi J, and Caldas M (2004) A behavioral model of landscape change in the Amazon Basin. Ecological Applications 14(4) Supplement: 299-312.
Brown DG, Duh JD, and Drzyzga SA (2000). Estimating error in an analysis of forest fragmentation change using North American Landscape Characterization (NALC) data. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 71(1): 106-117.
Recent Presentations (* indicates a student)
Drzyzga, SA, CA Jantz, AY Morillo, A Price,
and J Barth* (2015) “The Delaware River Basin Land Use Dynamics project” Paper
presented at the 2015 Annual
Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, West Chester, PA.
Sherrod, LA, WL Blewett, SA Drzyzga, D Musa, K Schlosser, and JP Swiontek (2015) “Improving Glacial Geology Maps And Interpretations
Through Geophysics” Paper to be presented at the Geological Society of America 2015
Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
Drzyzga, SA, WL Blewett, L Sherrod, and H
Wang (2015) “Correlation of Relict
Shoreline Features along Northern Michigan's Munising and Grand Marais Moraines
with Glacial Lake Algonquin Water Planes” Poster presented at the Association of American Geographers 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Drzyzga, SA (2014) “Mapping and monitoring
dam removal projects: a report from the field” Paper presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania
Geographical Society, State
Drzyzga, SA, Jackson S, Moyer S, Pal A,
Sarvis A (2014) “Reconciling Business-Driven GIS Curriculum Improvements – A
Panel Discussion” Panel participants at the 2014
PA GIS Conference, State College, PA.
Drzyzga, SA (2013) “Using Boots on the
Ground & Data in the Cloud to Motivate Student Learning” Paper presented at
the 24th International Conference on
College Teaching and Learning, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Drzyzga SA and Marr PG (2012) Transportation and Warehousing
in the Mid-Atlantic region: Before and after the Great Recession. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers 2012 Annual Meeting at New
Drzyzga SA, Jantz CA, Welty C, Maret M*,
Frederick G* and Ritter B* (2011) The space-time evolution of
commuter flows in the Baltimore Metropolitan Region (1970-2010) and the need to
model land use change as a function of competitiveness. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers 2011
Annual Meeting at Seattle, WA.
Community and Professional Service
- PASSHE GIS Consortium, past president
- Dover (PA) Area High School GIS program, advisory board member
- SU General Education Council, faculty co-chairperson
- Member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Association of American Geographers, International Association for Landscape Ecology, Pennsylvania Geographical Society, and the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association.