Highlights & Reminders

The faculty in Geography-Earth Science wish all of you a productive and safe summer!  For those of you working at your internships, keep up the hard work. Make us proud!  When you get a chance, share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to.  Click here: https://www.facebook.com/ShipGeoESS

Fall Classes Begin Soon

Just a reminder, fall classes begin on Monday August 24, 2015.  If you have any questions about your fall class schedule, please contact the office and someone will be able to assist you.  The office phone number is 477-1685.  

2015 Department Photo Contest: 

Don't forget, each fall we will run our student-faculty-alumni photo contest!  So get some great shots this summer.  Be thinking about all those awesome Geo/ESS themes!


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Contact

Geography & Earth Science Department
104 Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: 717-477-1685
Fax: 717-477-4029
Email: geog@ship.edu

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afeeney Faculty ImageAlison Feeney

Associate Professor
Office: 112 Shearer Hall
Phone: 717-477-1319
Email: aefeenl@ship.edu
Homepage: n/a

Education

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

Profile

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.

Courses

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