Philip J Gersmehl

Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • geogrpahic education
  • spatial cognition
  • North America
  • physical geography
Courses Taught
  • Geog 5775 - Geographic Education
  • Geog 8003 - Proseminar: Historical Geography
  • Environmental Systems
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Principal Investigator: direct national curriculum project , 1992 - 2007

Research

  • Spatial cognition: how do children learn geography, 2002

Outreach

  • State Dept of education: review geography standards, 2003 - 2004
  • Northstar: cooperate with school, 1999 - 2004
Publications
  • The ARGUS CD: Multimedia Units for Regional Geography. Gersmehl, Philip, Association of American Geographers, 1998.
  • Putting Information in Perspective: Capitals Gains and the California Dilemma. Gersmehl, Philip, Journal of Geography, 96, pp. 235-242, 1997.
  • The Montgomery County Line and the Hosmer Silt Loam: A Microcosm of American Farm Policy Problems. Gersmehl, Philip, Geographical Snapshots of North America, 1991.
  • Bonanza for the Land Miners:A Modern Western Saga. Gersmehl, Philip, Images of the American West, Amsterdam: Free University Press, pp. 81-98, 1989.
  • The Data, the Reader, and the Innocent Bystander: A Parable for Map Users. Gersmehl, Philip, The Professional Geographer, 37, pp. 329-334, 1985.
  • ARGWorld multimedia package. Gersmehl, Philip, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 2003.
  • Teaching Geography. Gersmehl, Philip, Guilford Press, Author, 2005.
Awards
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, 1985
  • NCGE Excellence in Media award, 2001
  • AAG Grosvenor Award, 2002
  • AAAS Fellow, 2004