Michael Longan

Professor of Geography

Kallay-Christopher Hall, 201-C


Ph.D. – University of Colorado at Boulder (2000)

Courses Taught

  • GEO 101 World Human Geography
  • GEO 201 Economic Geography
  • GEO 260 Environmental 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


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


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

Professional Affiliations

Association of American Geographers