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:
- a co-authored book Thematic Cartography and GeoVisualization
- an article “Volunteered Geographic Information: A Bicycling Enthusiast Perspective” in Cartography and Geographic Information Science
- a co-authored paper, “Analysis of Thematic Maps Published in Two Geographical Journals in the Twentieth Century” in Annals of the Association of American Geographers
- a co-authored paper, “Cues for Interpreting Distortion in Map Projections” in Journal of Geography
- an invited book chapter “Thematic Mapping” in The History of Cartography Project, Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century
- a chapter contribution “Symbolizing America” to Mapping America – Exploring the Continent
- an entry “Projections”, the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
For more information, contact Krista Kahler at firstname.lastname@example.org