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The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Geography and anthropology faculty and staff are passionate about their work. Faculty lead trips across the United States, collaborate with you for one-of-a-kind research and push the limits of your imagination. They do all this while teaching courses that encourage critical thinking and communication skills that prepare you for many 21st century careers. You’ll be met with high expectations from the faculty and staff, and given all the tools to exceed them.

The faculty completely support their students from promoting research to helping students find internships. They have gone above and beyond their call of duty, their interest in me ultimately landed me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the fellowship and internship for the Environmental Protection Agency in Denver, Colorado.

Emily Moothart | President, Geography and Anthropology Club
Paul Kaldjian
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona (Geography)
  • M.A., University of Arizona (Geography)
  • M.S., University of Michigan (Water Resources Sciences)
  • B.S., University of Michigan (Geology & English Literature)
Research Interests
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Food Systems
  • Istanbul, Turkey & the Middle East
  • Finland and Baltic Region 
Responsibilities

  • GEOG 111: Human Geography
  • GEOG 319: Geography of Middle East & North Africa
  • GEOG 366: Geography International Immersion Experience (UWEC in Turkey)
  • GEOG 367: Landscape Analysis: Cultural (Migration and Western Wisconsin)
  • GEOG 369: Geography of Food
  • GEOG 401: Geography Capstone Seminar 
Ari Anand
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona (Anthropology)
  •  M.A., University of Arizona (Comparative Cultural & Literary Studies)
  • A.B., Hope College (History)

 

Research Interests
  • Aspects of subject formation, including gender/ethnic/class processes, nationalism, state-formation, civil society, capital/labour relations and religious tradition, in a context that appears to be increasingly saturated by processes of globalization.
  • Contemporary socio-political debates in South Asia 
Responsibilities
  • ANTH/AIS 161: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 315/515: Language in Culture and Society
  • ANTH 463: Anthropology of Religion
  • ANTH 491-02: Anthropology of South Asia 
Jeff DeGrave
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Geography)
  • M.A., Florida State University (International Affairs-Economics)
  • B.A., Ohio University (Geography)
Research Interests
  • Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, Developing Areas
  • Development, Human Geography, Geopolitics, and Globalization
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 111: Human Geography
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 308: Geography of Russia and Eastern Europe
  • GEOG 321: Latin American Geography
  • IDIS 355: Central European Travel Seminar (CETS)
Doug Faulkner
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Geography)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Geography)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Water Resources Management)
  • B.A., Oxford University (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics)
  • B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Geography)
Research Interests
  • Recent channel change of the Lower Chippewa River
  • Late Quaternary geomorphic history of the Lower Chippewa River valley
  • Holocene fluvial history of the central Great Plains
  • Human impacts on fluvial systems
  • Fluvial adjustments to environmental change
  • Watershed sediment delivery
  • Floodplain sedimentation
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 104: The Physical Environment
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 340: Climatology
  • GEOG 363: Watershed Analysis
  • GEOG 364: Fluvial Processes and Landforms
  • GEOG 368: Geography Field Seminar (Geography of Hawai'i)
Martin Goettl
Education
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Geography) 
Certification
  • GISP
Sean Hartnett
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Geography)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Geography)
  • B.A., Beloit College 
Research Interests
  • Survey and Mapping Bathymetry of Lake and Rivers, the Geography of the Marathon, Lower Chippewa River 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 280: Cartography
  • GEOG 339: Computer Mapping 
Christina Hupy
Education
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University (Geography)
  • M.A., New Mexico State University
  • B.S., Central Michigan University (Geography and Earth Science) 
Research Interests
  • UAS Image Processing and Analysis
  • Geospatial Science and Technology
  • Biogeography 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 335: Geographic Information Systems I
  • GEOG 337: Geographic Information Systems II
  • GEOG 355: Biogeography
  • GEOG 435: Geographic Information Systems III

 

Joseph Hupy
Education
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University (Soil Geomorphology)
  • M.A., New Mexico State University (Aeolian Geomorphology)
  • B.S., Central Michigan University (Geography) 
Research Interests
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Military geography
  • Human-environment relationships, regional geography, and soil geomorphology 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 135: Introduction to Geospatial Analysis
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 336: Field Methods
  • GEOG 341: Weather and Society
  • GEOG 361: Environmental Hazards
  • GEOG: 390 Unmanned Aerial Systems 
Harry Jol
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • M.S., Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
  • B.S., Simon Fraser University, Bristish Columbia, Canada (Physical Geography) 
Research Interests
  • Ground penetrating radar and shallow geophysical methods
  • Coastal geomorphology (US, Canada, France, Israel, New Zealand, Australia)
  • Fluvial geomorphology (US, Canada, France, New Zealand)
  • Aeolian geomorphology (US, Canada, Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia)
  • Geoarchaeology (Israel, US, Canada, New Zealand)
  • Teaching Pedagogie 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 104: The Physical Environment
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 304: Introduction to Geomorphology
  • GEOG 361: Environmental Hazards
  • GEOG 395: Directed Studies
  • GEOG 401: Field Seminar
  • GEOG 491: Field Studies
  • GEOG 499: Independent Study 
Yvonne Plomedahl
Garry Running
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Philosophy and Geography)
  • M.S., University of North Dakota (Geography)
  • B.S., Bemidji State University (Geology and Geography) 
Research Interests
  • Late Quaternary geomorphic history of the Lower Chippewa River valley
  • The SCAPE Project (Study of Cultural Adaptations within the Prairies Ecozone)
  • Civic Engagement 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 104: The Physical Environment
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 350: Soils and the Environment
  • GEOG 401: Capstone

 

Daniel Strouthes
Education
  • Ph.D., Yale University (Anthropology)
  • M. Phil., Yale University (Anthropology)
  • B.A., Wesleyan University (Anthropology) 
Research Interests
  • Legal Anthropology
  • North American Indian societies and cultures
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • World Music
  • Cultural change
  • Economic Development of North American Indian societies
  • Gift-giving
  • Political Anthropology 
Responsibilities
  • ANTH 161: Introduction to Antropology
  • ANTH 325: North American Indians
  • ANTH 422/622: The Anthropology of Law 
Ingolf Vogeler
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Geography)
  • M.A., University of Minnesota (Geography)
  • B.A., University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Geography) 
Research Interests
  • Cultural geography, rural geography, settlement geography
  • Underdevelopment & political economy
  • North America, Western and Central Europe, Majority World 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 111: Human Geography
  • GEOG 188: Cultural Landscapes of North America
  • GEOG 270: Land Use Issues and Problems
  • GEOG 367: Settlement Geography of Eau Claire
  • GEOG 490: Special Topics, on such topics as Food, Films from World Regions, Slavery and World Cities 
Ryan Weichelt
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Geography)
  • M.A.G., Texas State University-San Marcos (Geography)
  • B.S., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Geography) 
Research Interests
  • Political Geography
  • Electoral Geography of the United States
  • Urban Geography
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economic Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Sports Geography 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 111: Human Geography
  • GEOG 155: Economic Geography
  • GEOG 178: Environmental Geography
  • GEOG 352: Buisiness Geography
  • GEOG 370: Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • GEOG 367: U.S. Migration
  • GEOG 367: Geography of New York City
  • GEOG 446: Political Geography
  • GEOG 470: Urban Geography 
Cyril Wilson
Education
  • Ph.D., Indiana State University (Environmental Geography and GeoSpatial Modeling)
  • M.A., University of Illinois (Anthropology)
  • M.A., University of Illinois (Environmental and Urban Geography)
  • M.S., Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone (Development Studies)
  • B.A., Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (Geography and Economics) 
Research Interests
  • Land use/land cover change
  • Impacts of land use/land cover change on surface and ground water supply and quality
  • Interface between land use/land cover change, climate change, water resources and food security
  • Geospatial and socioeconomic modeling
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 178: Conservation of the Environment
  • GEOG 335: Geographic Information Systems I
  • GEOG 338: Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • GEOG 358: LiDAR
  • GEOG 438: Advanced Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 455: Web GIS 
Ezra Zeitler
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Geography)
  • M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Geography)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Geography) 
Research Interests
  • Cultural and historical geography of North America (including race & ethnicity, Indigenous geographies, sports geography, and the commemoration of place)
  • Geographic education
  • Geospatial techniques (specifically, geovisualization and GIS applications in cultural geography) 
Responsibilities
  • GEOG 111: Human Geography
  • GEOG 200: Foundations of Geography
  • GEOG/American Indian Studies 322/522: Native Geographies
  • GEOG 325: Geography of the United States & Canada
  • IDIS 355: Central European Travel Seminar (CETS)
  • GEOG 365: Tourism Geographies
  • GEOG 368: Geography Field Seminar
  • GEOG 379/579: Geography of Wisconsin
  • GEOG 491: Special Topics: Geographies of Race & Ethnicity 
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