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Curriculum Vitae: download as pdf
PhD (1998) Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
MBA (1992) Business Administration, The University of Connecticut
BS (1990) Business Administration, The University of Vermont
After growing up in the mind-numbing suburbs of Connecticut and going to school for a long time, I joined the Shippensburg University Geography & Earth Science Department in 1999. My primary areas of interest include regional economic analysis and development, transport geography, the airline industry and airport analysis.
Along with my colleague Sharon Sarmiento of Unison-UCG, I have recently worked on projects for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Opa-Locka Executive Airport, and a conglomeration of Louisiana Airports. Over the past few years I have published papers on the market catchment area of Harrisburg International Airport, particularly in relation to competing airports within the greater region. My current research includes an assessment of the availability of frequent flyer award tickets (particularly for premium seat awards).
On campus, I am the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) to the NCAA. I am also chair of the University Research and Scholarship Committee and a member of the Department's Facilities and Resource Management Committee.
In addition to rooting for Ship Sports, I am a fan of the Vermont Catamounts (any sport), UConn Basketball, Penn State Football, New England Patriots, Hanshin Tigers, and, of course, the Boston Red Sox.
In the picture above, I am at the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market -- often refered to more simply as "Tsukiji" -- where millions of dollars worth of seafood, produce, and other food is exchanged each day. In the background prospective buyers examine whole frozen tuna that will soon be be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Teaching & Research Interests
- Economic / Human Geography
- Quantitative & Qualitative Regional Analysis
- The airline industry
- Transportation Geography
GEO 103: Geography of the United States and Canada
GEO 140: Cultural Geography
GEO 214: Geography of East Asia
GEO 230: Economic Geography
GEO 450: Geography-Geology Field Studies: British Columbia (w/ C. Woltemade)
Highlights & Reminders
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2015 Department Career Day:
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