Faculty Profile

Jon T. Kilpinen, Dr.

Dean. College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor



Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin 1994

Areas of Specialization

American historical geography, Europe, political geography, GIS

Courses Taught

  • GEO 200 American Ethnic Geography
  • GEO 285 Natural Hazards
  • GEO 470 Political Geography
  • GEO 464 Historical Geography of the United States


  • The Mountain Horsebarn, Baseball, Barns, and Bluegrass: A Geography of American Folklife, 1998 
  • Finnish Cultural Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Winter 1994/1995 


  • The Mountain West: Interpreting the Folk Landscape
    - Terry G. Jordan and Charles F. Gritzner Johns Hopkins University Press 1997