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June 6, 2023

Chloupek authors research paper through fellowship with Center for Great Plains Studies

Dr. Brett Chloupek

Dr. Brett Chloupek

A paper recently published by Northwest Missouri State University Associate Professor of Geography Dr. Brett Chloupek explores definitions of landscape to investigate Nebraska’s Bohemian Alps.

Chloupek authored the paper, in part, through his affiliation with the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been an affiliate fellow with the center for nine years and regularly participates in its events and conferences.

Access to the article is available by clicking this link.

Affiliate fellows with the Center for Great Plains Studies include individuals who have a professional interest in the region as well as the center’s purpose and programming and do not hold a regular appointment at the University of Nebraska. They include more than 200 professionals from 122 institutions in the U.S., the United Kingdom and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my affiliation with the center,” Chloupek said. “As a geographer, I appreciate the unique structure of the center, which has generated such an amazing interdisciplinary body of knowledge on this specific geographic region to which my ancestors immigrated and where I grew up. I have benefited greatly from the opportunity to participate in its activities as well as to share my own research in its journals.”

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 has 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 systems from Oklahoma State University, and his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Kansas.

Additionally, he serves on the Missouri Board on Geographic Names (MOBGN), which is responsible for coordinating place-naming activity involving local, state and federal agencies. The board oversees the naming and renaming of geographic features within the state of Missouri,  provides uniformity in geographic nomenclature throughout the state, and retains the expressed historic and cultural significance of such names associated with Missouri's geography.


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