FACULTY/STAFF PROFILE

Michael Longan, Dr.

Associate Professor

201C
219-464-6874
mlongan@valpo.edu

Website

http://faculty.valpo.edu/mlongan/


Education

Ph.D - University of Colorado at Boulder 2000

Courses Taught

  • GEO 101 World Human Geography
  • GEO 201 Economic Geography
  • GEO 260 Enviornmental Conservation
  • GEO 280 Geography of Cyberspace
  • Geo 301 Regional Geographies of the World: China and Japan
  • Geo 320 Urban Geography
  • Geo 321 Urban and Regional Planning
  • Geo 420 Rural Geography
  • Geo 475 Culture, Nature, Landscape

Research Interests

Cultural Geography

Urban Geography and Planning

Communication Geography

Rural Geography

Landscape

Neighborhood and community activism

Cyberspace

East Asia.

Current Research

Geographies of Rural Identity in Country Music

Publications

  • Aether
    - Playing With Landscape: Social Process and Spatial Form in Video Games 2008
  • Social & Cultural Geography
    - Visions of community and mobility: the community networking movement in the USA. 2005
  • Urban Geography
    - Building a Global Sense of Place: The Community Networking Movement in the United States. 2002
  • Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction eds. Rob Kitchin and James Kneale
    - Geography's Conquest of History in The Diamond Age" (with Tim Oakes) 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of American Geographers