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Dr. Brett R. Chloupek

Dr. Brett R. Chloupek



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Joined Northwest in 2013

Associate Professor of Geography

Geotechnical Services Director


  • 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
  • The Geography of Europe
  • Maps and Spatial Reasoning
  • Geography of Religions and Belief Systems

Academic Interests

  • Cultural, Political, Historical Geography
  • Toponymics and Monument Studies
  • The Visegrád Four (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary)

Scholarly Activity


Selected Conference Presentations:

Student Group Advisement

  • Nepalese Student Association, Faculty Advisor

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, Missouri Board on Geographic Names (MOBGN)

Selected Fellowships and Honors

  • 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award – Northwest Missouri State University College of Arts & Sciences
  • Great Plains 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
  • 2004-2005 University of Nebraska Student Regent and Student Body President