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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Barbara Bonnekessen

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762


Education and Certifications

Ph.D.     University of Western Ontario University, 1993
      Geography: Perception, Decision Making and Spatial Behaviour
M.A.      University of Alberta, 1988
      Anthropology: Emphasis in Archaeology and Human-Environment Interaction
B.A.        University of Toronto, 1982
      Anthropology: Emphasis in Archaeology               

Courses Taught

World Regional Geography         
Environmental Geography (Fall Class)    
Global Environmental Changes (Spring Class)
Geography of Hazards and Disasters (Spring Class)
Senior Seminar in Geography (Fall Class)
Internship in GIS and Environmental Geography

Interests, Publications and Presentations

My research focuses on human-environment interaction.  I am particularly interested in marginal environments and how people perceive and adapt to variable conditions. Recent research includes southeast Kansas and mining landscapes, and west-central Alberta and agriculture. Past research has included perception of change in small towns and geographic education. 

 Useful Links

American Association of Geographers:  www.aag.org
American Geographical Society www.amergeog.org 
American Planning Association   www.planning.org 
ESRI and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)      www.esri.com/what-is-gis/index.html 
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)   www.gis.com 
Geography Jobs     www.geographyjobs.com 
NASA (Global Climate Change)  climate.nasa.gov
National Hazards Center    www.colorado.edu/hazards 
Royal Geographic Society    www.rgs.org/GeographyToday/What+is+geography.htm 
U.S. Geological Survey (Hazards and Disasters)    www.usgs.gov

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Catherine Hooey 

Professor, History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Geography Program Coordinator
Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
322 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-4327 office phone
620-235-4338 fax