Gamma Theta Upsilon

The International Geographical Honor Society


GTU Announcements

October, 2019 Issue of the GTU Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter page.

May, 2019 Volume 60-1 of The Geographical Bulletin is now available online.

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Student Outreach Assistants



Jonathon Chester My name is Jonathon Chester and I am an undergraduate student at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania pursuing a B.S. in Geo-Environmental Studies with a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. My academic interests include Appalachian geomorphology, landscape evolution, land conservation/management, and anything GIS-related. I am currently finishing up a research project using LiDAR-derived DEMs to investigate the nature of low-relief, low-slope upland surfaces in south-central Pennsylvania.

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Adam DohrenwendAdam Dohrenwend is a graduate student at the University of Kansas, expecting to graduate with his Master's degree in May of 2019. His academic interests lie at the intersection of the environment, politics, and agriculture in Latin America—specifically Argentina. He was GTU Chapter President during his undergraduate career at SUNY Geneseo, graduating in May 2017. As a national Student Outreach Assistant, Adam has also been a member of the GTU Awards Committee.

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Zach HilgendorfMy name is Zach Hilgendorf. I have a B.S. in Environmental Geography and GIScience certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.S. in Geography from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where I was inducted into the Zeta Phi chapter of GTU! I am now a PhD student, under the supervision of Dr. Ian Walker, at Arizona State University. My dissertation will focus on coastal erosion monitoring and prevention strategies aimed at stabilizing coastal dunes.

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Andrew HusaMy name is Andrew Husa and I am a Master's student in Human and Historical Geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I'm currently writing my thesis on the relationship between six and eight-man football and rural depopulation.

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