Highlights & Reminders

Welcome back!  We are glad you are back and are settling into the semester.  Here is wishing you a productive and successful 2014-2015 Academic Year!

Winter & Spring Field Courses

Get ready for the best classes you could take this academic year. Geo 450 and GEO 190: Regional Geography-Geology Field Studies in Curacao, Winter-Spring 2015! Contact Dr. Cornell or Dr. Jantz for more information, but click here to put your name on the interest sign-up list.

2014 Photo Contest: 

Download PDF of 2014 photo entries and VOTE HERE!

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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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fuellhart Faculty ImageKurt Fuellhart

Office: 210 Shearer Hall
Phone: 717-477-1309
Email: kgfuel@ship.edu
Homepage: http://webspace.ship.edu/kgfuel/ 

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)