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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, 58(2) 1-18.
  • 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.  2018.  Historical and spatial patterns in Eastern European street names.  17th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Warsaw, Poland.  July 16. (Invited session:  Old and historical maps as a tool: challenges for mind, development of form.)
  • Chloupek, Brett R.  2018.  Chernobyl as a prototype for geopolitical ecotourism.  Plains Safaris: A conference on tourism and conservation in the Great Plains.  University of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies, April 19, 2018.
  • Chloupek, Brett R. and Luke B. Campbell, 2017.  Contested memory, contested futures: The geography of politics in Ukraine.  Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting.  Maryville, MO.
  • 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.

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