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Northwest Missouri State University

Brett Chloupek

Brett Chloupek



1343 Garrett-Strong


660.562.1055 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2013

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Geography; University of Kansas
  • M.S. Geography, Certificate in GIS; Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Geography, Computer Information Systems; University of Nebraska-Kearney

Courses Taught

  • Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • Geopolitics
  • Geographies of Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • Maps and Spatial Reasoning
  • Cartography

Academic Interests

  • Cultural, Political, Historical Geography
  • Toponymy, Historical Geographic Information Systems
  • The Visegrád Four (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary)

Scholarly Activity

Recent Publications:

  • Chloupek, Brett R.  2018.  A GIS approach to cultural and historical toponymic research in Nebraska.  Journal of Cultural Geography, 35 (2).
  • Chloupek, Brett. R. et al. 2017.  If you build it will they come? Using GIScience to estimate retirement community demand and evaluate potential locations in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Illinois Geographer (forthcoming).
  • Chloupek, Brett R.  2016.  The Great Plains [map].  In:  J.M. Blauwkamp, ed.  Just Plains Folks: studies of the people of the Great Plains.  Kearney, NE: University of Nebraska – Kearney Press.
  • Burger, P.R., Brett R. Chloupek, and H.J. Combs, 2013. A GIScience Approach to Urgent Care Facility Site Selection in Nebraska.  Papers in Applied Geography, 36: 495-504.

Recent Conference Papers:

  • Chloupek, Brett R. 2017.  Bohemians into Czechs:  Mapping Nebraska’s Bohemian Alps using Historical GIS.  2017 Great Plains Symposium: “Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains.”  Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  March 31, 2017.
  • Chloupek, Brett R.  2016.  Meet me in Mussolini Square: Commemorative Street Renaming in Košice, Slovakia.  Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Regional Association of American Geographers (GPRMAAG) Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Chloupek, Brett. R. 2015. A Geohistorical Approach to Toponymic Research in Nebraska. Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Regional Association of American Geographers (GPRMAAG) Annual Meeting, Kearney, NE.
  • Chloupek, Brett R. 2015. Donald Trump’s Slovak Connection?  Lessons to be drawn from the 2014 Slovak Presidential Election.  Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting.  Kansas City, MO.

Student Group Advisement

  •  Nepalese Student Association, Faculty Advisor

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member – Missouri Board on Geographic Names (MOBGN)
  • Fellow – Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) – University of Kansas (current)
  • Associate Fellow - Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (current)
  • Boren Fellowship - Dissertation Research Abroad in Slovakia, 2009-2010
  • Foreign Language/Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship - Polish Language, University of Kansas
  • National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship - The Rural Alliance for Improving Science Education (RAISE)
  • Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award, 2005
  • University of Nebraska Student Regent, 2004-2004