afeeney Faculty ImageAlison Feeney

Associate Professor
Office: 112 Shearer Hall
Phone: 717-477-1319
Homepage: n/a


PhD (2000) Geography, Michigan State University
MA (1995) Geography, Portland State University
BS (1992) Geography, University of Connecticut
BS (1992) History, University of Connecticut


I joined the Shippensburg faculty in 1998 with interests in applied mapping. I love Geography and mapping is a wonderful way to express the patterns and processes of the environment. While my traditional training and focus of research is in interactive multimedia, animated mapping and its application in education, I enjoy using current software to explore a range of cultural landscapes. Recent studies have focused on mapping Drive-In Movie Theaters and the recent growth of the Knitting industry. While applied projects have included creating web-based mapping of the Pennsylvania State Parks Campground maps with Dr. Jan Smith.

I teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including GIS, Cartography, Mapping Science, World Regional Geography, and the Geography of the United States and Canada. The past four years I have been developing online course which I teach in the summer and J-term. Recently I have developed and upper-level interdisciplinary Honors course entitled “The World of Pirates.”

I have held several mapping and GIS positions where I created maps and conducted spatial analysis for both private and government agencies. This work experience is discussed in the technical courses to update students on their career options. I promote active learning styles and stresses the importance of technology in the classroom to strengthen students' potential success in the ever-changing work place.


GEO 101: World Geography
GEO 103: Geography of the United States and Canada
GEO 202: GIS I
GEO 352: Cartography
GEO 530: Mapping Science
HONORS 140: World Geography
HONORS 349: Selected Topics: World of Pirates
Online: World Regional Geography
Online: Geography of the United States and Canada
Online: GIS I

Community and Professional Service
  • Member: SU Geography & Earth Science Dept. Departmental Professional Affairs Committee
  • Member AAG
  • Others