Jon T. Kilpinen

Professor of Geography

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Ph.D. – University of Texas at Austin (1994)


American historical geography, Europe, political geography, GIS

Courses Taught

  • GEO 102 Globalization and Development
  • GEO 200 American Ethnic Geography
  • GEO 215 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 230 Remote Sensing
  • GEO 285 Natural Hazards
  • GEO 301 Geography of Latin America, Regional Geography of Asia, Geography of Europe
  • GEO 385 Field Study
  • GEO 415 Advanced GIS
  • GEO 470 Political Geography
  • GEO 474 Historical Geography of the United States
  • GEO 490 Topics: Global Positioning Systems



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

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

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