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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Tomanek Hall 233
Phone: 785-628-5389

P. Grady Dixon, Chair
(785) 628-5389
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Department of Geosciences - Faculty


Professor of Geosciences

Office: Tomanek Hall, 329
Phone: 785-628-5821
Fax: 785-628-5389
Curriculum Vitae



Educational Background | Courses Taught | Research Interests & Specializations | Current Research
Recent Publications | Awards Received | Professional Memberships | Service Activities | Personal Interest

I have taught geography at FHSU for more than forty years. Geography is my passion, especially foodways and other aspects of Cultural Geography.

Educational Background

Ph. D. | 1978 | University of Kansas | Geography

M.S. | 1967 | Illinois State University | Geography

B.S. | 1965 | Illinois State University | Biology

Courses Taught

  • World Geography
  • US Geography
  • US Human Geography
  • Cultural Geography

Research Interests and Specializations

Cultural and Regional Geography

Geographic Education

Awards Received

Capacity Building Curriculum Grant: National Geographic Society

Professional Memberships

  • Kansas Geographic Alliance
  • Kansas Council for Social Studies
  • Association of American Geographers
  • National Council for Geographic Education

Service Activities

  • Hays Planning Commission
  • Human Society of High Plains
  • High Plains Public Radio

Current Research

My current research includes landscape geography, vernacular regionalization, and the geography of foods.

Personal Interests

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Foodways/Cooking
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