Prof Eric Sheppard
I was born in England, growing up in East Anglia, and have been interested in geography for as long as I remember. I took Geography classes 3-5 hours a week from the age of 7 to 16, subsequently specializing in geography, physics and chemistry before enrolling at Bristol University as an undergraduate major in geography. I intended to study geomorphology, but was converted to a human geographer by the brilliant lectures of Peter Haggett. I went to Toronto for just a year (I thought) to get a Masters degree, staying for a Ph.D. I have been in North America ever since, coming to Minnesota in 1976. As a geographer, I have traveled to most regions of the world, including visiting professorships in Britain, Austria, Indonesia and Australia.