image of Jeremy Aber

A Short Bio

I was born and raised in Emporia Kansas, and graduated from Emporia High School in 2000. I graduated from Emporia State University in 2005 with a BFA in Art and a minor in geospatial analysis. I then moved to Manhattan Kansas for graduate school in geography. In 2007, I received an MA from Kansas State University in Geography and a PhD in Geography in 2012. I am currently working as a full-time instructor at Emporia State University in the Earth Science department teaching Introduction to Earth Science and several GIS related courses including Cartography, Ccomputer Mapping, and Advanced ArcGIS Applications.

In addition to Kansas, I have lived in Regina, Saskatchewan; Bergen, Norway; Warsaw, Poland; and Tartu, Estonia. As one might expect, my regional areas of geographic interest include Scandinavia and Central/Eastern Europe. My research interests are in GIS, cognitive geography, virtual geographies and video games, geographic visualization techniques, sense of place and place attachment.

In the Spring of 2013, I accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Geosciences Department at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.