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GEOGRAPHY & EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT:
FACULTY and STAFF

Shippensburg University’s Geography/Earth Science Department faculty members come from diverse backgrounds and have had professional and entrepreneurial experiences before joining academia. Our faculty members are currently working on solving real problems in the region, throughout the United States and the world.

Our world-class faculty regularly publishes in top regional, national, and international journals (often with students) and has worked with diverse funding partners.  This real-world research forms the basis of much of the teaching throughout the curriculum and provides real-world examples and illustrations of concepts for our students.

Recent faculty research has been published in:
  • African Geographical Review
  • Annals of the American Association of Geographers
  • Asian Geographer
  • Cartographic Perspectives
  • Geoforum
  • GeoJournal
  • Journal of Cultural Geography
  • Journal of Geography in Higher Education
  • Journal of Geophysics Education
  • Journal of Maps
  • Journal of the American Water Resources Association
  • Journal of Transport Geography
  • Journal of Water and Climate Change
  • Nature-Scientific Reports
  • Physical Geography
  • Regional Science Policy & Practice
  • River Research and Applications
  • Sustainability
  • The Geographical Bulletin
  • The Middle States Geographer
  • The Pennsylvania Geographer
  • The Professional Geographer
  • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
  • Transportmetrica A: Transport Science
  • Urban Climate
  • Urban Ecosystems
  • Urbana: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Selected funding partners:
  • Appalachian Trail Commission
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program
  • Delaware Watershed Research Fund
  • ESRI
  • Franklin County Area Development Corporation
  • National Audubon Society
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National Park Service
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Open Space Institute
  • Partnership for Better Health
  • Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
  • Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission
  • South Mountain Partnership
  • Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority
  • The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
  • William Penn Foundation

Meet the Geography & Earth Science Team


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Dr. Michael Applegarth
Associate Professor

mtappl@ship.edu
211 Shearer Hall
717-477-1712

PhD: Arizona State
Learn more about Dr. Applegarth.

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Dr. Sean Cornell
Associate Professor

srcornell@ship.edu
005A Shearer Hall
717-477-1310

PhD: Cincinnati
Learn more about Dr. Cornell.

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Dr. Scott Drzyzga
Professor

sadrzy@ship.edu
208 Shearer Hall
717-477-1307

PhD: Michigan State
Learn more about Dr. Drzyzga.

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Dr. Alison Feeney
Professor
aefeen@ship.edu
112 Shearer Hall
717-477-1319
PhD: Michigan State
Learn more about Dr. Feeney.

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Dr. Thomas Feeney
Professor

tpfeen@ship.edu
106 Shearer Hall
717-477-1297

PhD: Georgia
Learn more about Dr. Feeney.

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Dr. Kurt Fuellhart
Professor

kgfuel@ship.edu
210 Shearer Hall
717-477-1309

PhD: Pennsylvania State
Learn more about Dr. Fuellhart

 

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Dr. Tim Hawkins
Professor

twhawk@ship.edu
212 Shearer Hall
717-477-1662

PhD: Arizona State
Learn more about Dr. Hawkins.

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Dr. Russell Hedberg
Assistant Professor

rchedberg@ship.edu
116 Shearer Hall
717-477-1515

PhD: Pennsylvania State
Learn more about Dr. Hedberg.

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Dr. Claire Jantz
Professor
cajant@ship.edu
201 Rowland Hall
717-477-1399
PhD: Maryland
Learn more about Dr. Jantz.

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Dr. Paul Marr
Professor
pgmarr@ship.edu
110 Shearer Hall
717-477-1656
PhD: Denver
Learn more about Dr. Marr.

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Dr. George Pomeroy
Professor
gmpome@ship.edu
113 Shearer Hall
717-477-1776
PhD: Akron
Learn more about Dr. Pomeroy.

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Dr. Jan Smith
Professor

jssmit@ship.edu
103 Shearer Hall
717-477-1757
PhD: Georgia
Learn more about Dr. Smith.

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Dr. Christopher Woltemade
Professor & Department Chair
cjwolt@ship.edu
108 Shearer Hall
717-477-1143
PhD: Wisconsin
Learn more about Dr. Woltemade.

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Dr. Joseph Zume
Professor

jtzume@ship.edu
111 Shearer Hall
717-477-1548

PhD: Oklahoma
Learn more about Dr. Zume.

Adjunct Faculty


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Mr. Ronald Hess
rchess@ship.edu
203 Rowland Hall
717-477-1509

Staff


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Ms. Tammy Myers
Department Secretary

tlmyers@ship.edu
104 Shearer Hall
717-477-1685