Jeffrey S. Torguson
Professor of Geography, at SCSU since 1997
BS 1987 St. Cloud State University
MS 1990 University of Georgia
PhD 1993 University of Georgia
Office: Stewart Hall 346
Phone: (320) 308-0961
Interests: cartography, GIS, physical geography, Asia
Advisor: BA Majors & Minors in General Geography
Courses (last time taught):
GEOG 111: Introduction to Global Geography (MGM) (Fall 2004)
GEOG 250: Map Fundamentals (Summer 2004)
GEOG 316: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Summer 2003)
GEOG 402/502: Techniques in GIS (Spring 2005)
GEOG 406/506: Thematic Cartography (Fall 2004)
GEOG 407/507: Map Design and Presentation (Spring 2005)
GEOG 630: Seminar (Fall 2003)
Graduate Student Advisees
- Clint Forseth
- Jacob Keup
- Charles Kost
- Jeffrey Schroeder
- Gregory Stein
- Michael Steuernagel
- Tracy Tisbo
Currently revising Cartography: Thematic Map Design (McGraw-Hill) for sixth edition.
Torguson, Jeffrey S. and Mikhail S. Blinnikov. 2003. “From Maps to Student Interaction: Creating a Web-Based Student Atlas of Russia,” book chapter in Maps and the Internet, Michael Peterson ed. Elsevier press.
Torguson, Jeffrey S. 1997. “User Interface Studies in the Virtual Map Environment,” Cartographic Perspectives, Number 28, Fall 1997, pp.29 - 31.
Selected Grants/Consulting Work
Blinnikov, Mikhail S. and Jeffrey S. Torguson. Learning by Doing (from MnSCU Center for Teaching and Learning). From Maps to Student Interaction: Creating an Online Student Atlas of Russia. $10,000. Awarded 1 March, 2001
Selected Professional Service
Immediate Past Chair of the Microcomputer Specialty Group (MSG, now Computer Applications Specialty Group or CASG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). 2001-2003
Academic Director of the Cartography Specialty Group (CSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Elected April 2000 (two year term).
Chair of the Microcomputer Specialty Group (MSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Elected March 1999 (two year term).
Spatial Analysis Research Committee (SARC) Board member (1997-present)
Graduate Committee Member (1997-present; chair 2000-2003)
Curriculum Committee Member (2004-2005)