Jon T. Kilpinen

Professor of Geography

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


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


American historical geography and environmental history, 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
  • GEO 301 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
  • HIST 390 Topics: U.S. Environmental History



  • 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

  • “Land Speculation and the Case of Greer County, Texas,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 2005
  • “Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov, 1938-2003: Gifted Scholar of the Cultural Landscape,” Material Culture, 2005
  • “The Supreme Court’s Role in Choctaw and Chickasaw Dispossession,” Geographical Review, 2004
  • “Greer County: Texas Irredenta?” Journal of Cultural Geography, 2004
  • “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