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Faculty & Staff


Dr. Richard A. Russo, Chair

Associate Professor
Dr. Richard A. Russo

Office: Gunter 231
Phone: 301.687.4053
Email: rarusso@frostburg.edu


Ph.D. Geography, University of Maryland - College Park
M.A. Geography, Syracuse University
B.A. Geography, Mary Washington College

Dr. Phillip Allen

Associate Professor
Dr. Phillip Allen

Office: Gunter 211
Phone: 301.687.4891
Email: ppallen@frostburg.edu


Ph.D. Quaternary Science, Coventry University
M.Sc. Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway-Univ. of London
B.Sc. (Hons) Geography, Middlesex University

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    Areas of Interest

    I am interested in many aspects of Earth Science, particularly the Quaternary period. My main interest is geomorphic evolution of landscapes, especially in cold climate regions. Specifically I attempt to understand the factors that condition, initiate and drive landscape change. My recent work has examined the roles of climate change and human impact in modifying the landscape over the mid - Late Holocene. The techniques I employ are varied and range from geomorphological mapping to palynology (pollen analysis).

    Recent Publications

    Stephan Harrison, Tim Mighall, David A. Stainforth, Phillip Allen, Mark Macklin, Edward Anderson, Jasper Knight, Dmitry Mauquoy, David Passmore, Brice Rea, Matteo Spagnolo, Sarah Shannon. 2019. Uncertainty in geomorphological responses to climate change. Climatic Change 156(1-2): 69-86

    Allen, P.P., Hewitt, R., Obryk, M.J. & Doran, P.T. 2014 Sediment Transport dynamics on an ice-covered lake: the 'floatin' boulders of Lake Hoare, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, DOI:10.1017/S0954102014000558

    Allen, P.P., Sewell, N. 2014. EcoCount: A New Digital Approach to Environmental Data Recording. SAGE Open, Apr/June 2014:1-5 DOI: 10.1177/2158244014537500

    Research Projects

    Holocene Climate & Hydrological Change in the Finzel Wetlands, MD
    Periglacial History of Dolly Sods

Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Associate Professor
Dr. Tianna A. Bogart

Office: Gunter 229
Phone: 301.687.4264
Email: tabogart@frostburg.edu


Ph.D. Climatology, University of Delaware
M.S. Geography, University of Delaware
B.S. Environmental Science, University of Delaware

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    Physical Geography, Descriptive Meteorology, Physical Climatology, Natural Hazards, Climate Change, Principles of Atmospheric Science, Research Methods

    Areas of Interest

    Climatic response to land cover change, adjustment of climate data biases, spatial interpolation, model sensitivity to input data and parameters, Safe Spaces / LGBTQIA + Ally, diversity in the sciences

    Recent Publications

    Dunmyre, J., Fortune, N., Bogart, T., Rasmussen, C., & Keene, K. A. (2019). Climate change in a differential equations course: Using bifurcation diagrams to explore small changes with big effects.  Community of Ordinary Differential Equations Educators: Special Issue Linking Differential Equations to Social Justice and Environmental Concerns.

    Fortune, N., Dunmyre, J., Rasmussen, C., Bogart, T., & Keene, K. A. (2019). Bringing social justice topics to differential equations: Climate change, identity, and power. In A. Weinberg, D. Moore-Russo, H. Soto, & M. Wawro (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 891 – 896). Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.

    Legates, D. R. and T. A. Bogart. 2009. Estimating the Proportion of Monthly Precipitation that Falls in Solid Form. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 10:1299-1306.


    Bogart, T.A. (2018).  Energy budget changes from the inclusion of the urban land unit in a global climate model, The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

    Bogart, T.A. (2017).  Climate Change: Separating Fact from Fiction, Focus Frostburg: FSU's annual Day of Learning on sustainability and climate awareness, Frostburg, MD.

    Bogart, T.A. (2016).  Modeled climatological impact of urban development in the Indian Subcontinent. The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

    Bogart, T.A. (2014).  Sensitivity of a Global Climate Model to the urban land unit, The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

    Bogart, T.A. (2014).  Impact of Urban Density type in a Global Climate Model, The American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.

    Bogart, T.A. (2012).  Using a GCM to better understand the urban-climate relationship, The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February 2012.

    Bogart, T.A. (2011).  Sensitivity of a Global Climate Model to the Urban Environment," The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 2011.

Ms. Tracy L. Edwards

Ms. Tracy L. Edwards

Office: Gunter 210
Phone: 301.687.7596
Email: tedwards@frostburg.edu


M.A. Geography, Syracuse University
B.S. Geography, Frostburg State University


Mr. Adam P. Lewis

Mr. Adam P. Lewis

Office: Gunter 227
Phone: 301.687.4577
Email: aplewis@frostburg.edu


M.Ed. Frostburg State University
B.S. Geography & History, Frostburg State University


Dr. Matthew E. Ramspott

Associate Professor
Dr. Matthew E. Ramspott

Office: Gunter 207
Phone: 301.687.4412
Email: meramspott@frostburg.edu


Ph.D. Geography, University of Kansas
M.S. Applied Geography, Texas State University-San Marcos
B.S. Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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    Areas of Interest

    aerial photo interpretation, remote sensing theory and applications, physical geography, environmental studies, mapping and geographic information sciences, spatial data analysis and quantitative methods

Ms. Jennifer L. Reynolds

Assistant Professor

Office: Gunter 232
Phone: 301.687.4440
Email: jlreynolds@frostburg.edu


ABD, M.A., B.A. Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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    Areas of Interest

    Geomorphic response to various human-caused and natural disturbances or perturbations, impacts of climate change, water resources, land surface change, studying the impact of human activities on the earth environment using geospatial technologies, contemporary and historic land-use on watershed processes, natural hazards, Earth as Art and diversity in the geosciences.  I am also interested in outdoor adventure, landscape photography, and overland exploration. 

    Recent Publications

    Reynolds, J., and Royall, D., 2020. Morphological response to discharge reduction in a partially abandoned channel of the Catawba River, North Carolina, USA. Geomorphology, 351  

    Reynolds, J., 2018.Were We Wrong About These Dam Things?” Historic Dimension Series, Spring, 2018.


    “Quantitative Inventory and Analysis of River Bifurcations and Fluvial Islands of the Rivers of North Carolina, USA.”  Poster Session:  Southeastern Division, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Johnson City, TN, November 18-19, 2018

    Morphological Response to Reduced Discharge on a Losing Catawba River Bifurcate.”  Poster Session:  Southeastern Division, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC, November 20-22, 2016


Dr. James C. Saku

Dr. James C. Saku

Office: Gunter 232
Phone: 301.687.4724
Email: jsaku@frostburg.edu


Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan
M.A. Wilfrid Laurier University
B.A., Dip.Ed. Cape Coast (Ghana)

Dr. William A. Wetherholt

Assistant Professor
GTU (Geography Honor Society) Advisor

Office: Gunter 230
Phone: 301.687.4266
Email: wawetherholt@frostburg.edu


Ph.D. Geography, Kansas State University
M.A. Geography, University of North Dakota
B.A. Geography, Kent State University

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    Areas of Interest

    Place attachment, critical cartography, rural geography, qualitative/mixed methods, privacy and ethics in GISci

    Recent Publications

    Wetherholt, W. 2020. Review of Across the Continent: The Union Pacific Photographs of Andrew J. Russell. By Daniel Davis. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press and Utah State Historical Society, 2018. In Great Plains Quarterly 40 (2): 174-175.

    Wetherholt, William A. and Gregory S. Vandeberg.  2019.  Reading the Landscape in Antler, North Dakota: Repeat Photography in an Atrophying Northern Plains Town.  In S. D. Brunn, R. Kehrein (eds.), Handbook of the Changing World Language Map. Springer, pp.1-23.

    Wetherholt, W., and B. Rundquist. 2010. A survey of ethics in college-level remote sensing courses in the U.S. Journal of Geography 109 (2): 75-86.

    Research Presentations

    "Rootedness in the very rural Great Plains counties of Kansas and Nebraska." 9th Quadrennial Conference of British, Canadian, and American Rural Geographers, Vermont, USA.  July 2019 

    "Retracing Lacock’s Footsteps on The National Road." American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 13 April 2018.

    "Rural Identity in the Academy" (panelist). American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 11 April 2018.

    “Place Attachment in Kansas and Nebraska’s Emptying Plains.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 31 March 2016.

    “Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU): Engaging Exceptional Students in the Geography Honors Society” (Panelist). American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 30 March 2016.

    “Articulating Rural Sentiment in the Central Great Plains Through Grounded Theory.” Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Kearney, NE. 03 October 2015.

    “A Humanistic Investigation of Place in the Very Rural Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska.” 8th Quadrennial Meeting of British, Canadian, and U.S. Rural Geographers, Swansea – Aberystwyth, UK. 11 July 2015.


Ms. Gale A. Yutzy

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Gale A. Yutzy

Office: Gunter 201
Phone: 301.687.4369
Email: gyutzy@frostburg.edu


A.A. Allegany College of Maryland

Emeriti Faculty

Years of Service

Dr. Henry (Hank) Bullamore

Dr. Craig L. Caupp

Dr. James V. Cotton

Ivan Diehl
*Founder of FSU Geography Dept

Dr. Donald W. Duckson, Jr.

Dr. Charles Farmer

William Nizinski

Dr. John Riley

Dr. Thomas W. Small