Fritz Kessler joins GeoVISTA

Dr. Fritz Kessler has joined Penn State full-time with a position in the online Master of GIS program. He has also joined the GeoVISTA Center as affiliate faculty.

Fritz comes to Penn State from Frostburg State University in Maryland, where he served as Professor and Chair of the Geography Department. Previously, he worked for Ohio University’s Cartographic Center, the USGS Water Resource Division, Intergraph, R. R. Donnelley and Sons, the Kansas State Geological Survey, and the T. R. Smith Map Library. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1999, and his MS from Penn State in 1991.

Fritz’s research interests focus on map projections, geographic visualization, and cognitive cartography. His recent publications include:

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