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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

    May 22, 2017

    Chloupek publishes research article about toponymic names

    Dr. Brett Chloupek

    Dr. Brett Chloupek

    An article authored by Dr. Brett Chloupek, an assistant professor of geography at Northwest Missouri State University, was published recently by the Journal of Cultural Geography.

    Chloupek’s article, “A GIS approach to cultural and historical toponymic research in Nebraska,” discusses the Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) approach to the study of town toponyms – a location’s name – in Nebraska while identifying unique and discrete toponymic landscapes in temporal, geographical and political contexts during the end of the 19th century.

    The article is accessible by clicking here.

    Chloupek joined the Northwest faculty in 2013 and teaches coursework focused on the geography of Europe, Asia and Latin America as well as map investigation and political geography. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography and computer information systems from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, a master’s degree in geography and a certificate in geographic information system from Oklahoma State University, and his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Kansas.


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