Department of

Geography Faculty Profile

David L. Wall 

David L. Wall

Department Chair Fall 2007-Present

Professor of Geography, at SCSU since 1998 
BS 1976, Kansas State University
MA 1981, University of Iowa
Ph.D. 1990, University of Iowa
Office: Stewart Hall 359B
Phone: (320) 308-2095

Interests: economic geography, urban planning, research methods,  Latin America

Advisor: BS Teaching and SST Geography Emphasis

Course Responsibility
GEOG 111: Introduction to Global Geography
GEOG 253: Theories and Concepts in Geography
GEOG 271: Economic Geography
GEOG 373: Geography of Latin America
GEOG 390: Geography Field Course
GEOG 394: Urban Planning
GEOG 605: Spatial Analysis Methods in Geography

Graduate Student Advisees
Thesis Completed

Michael D. Moilanen: Tribal Gaming Impacts on the Physical Landscape: The Mille 
Lacs Band of Ojibwe, A Case Study

Daniel A. Hackbarth: Minnesota Academic Standards in Social Studies: Best Practices 
in Geography

Femi Salau: An Analysis of Foreclosure Patterns in St. Cloud, Sartell and Waite Park

Thesis in Progress
Cole Ries: Building a House of Prayer in St. Cloud Minnesota: A Geographic Analysis and Site Suitability Study


Selected Publications
Lehoucq, Fabrice and David L. Wall. 2004. "Explaining Voter Turnout Rates in 
New Democracies: Guatemala." Electoral Studies 23(3): 485-500

Lehoucq, Fabrice and David L. Wall. 2001. " Las Bases Institucionales y Sociológicas 
de la Asistencia Electoral en Guatemala, 1985-1995 (The Social and Institutional 
Foundations of Turnout Rates in Guatemala)." El Sistema político y la estructura 
electoral en Guatemala
, ed. by Edelberto Torres-Rivas. Guatemala: FLACSO.

Verhoven, Peter, David L. Wall, and Stuart Cottrell. 1998. "Application of Desktop 
Mapping as a Marketing Tool for Special Events Planning and Evaluation: A Case 
Study of the Newport News Celebration in Lights." Festival Management and 
Event Tourism
5(X): 123-130.

Wall, David, and Fabrice Lehoucq. 1997. "Social and Spatial Characteristics of Voter 
Turnout in Guatemala: The 1985 Elections." Conference of Latin Americanist 
Geographers Yearbook, 1997.
23: 133-149.

Wall, David. 1996. "Deforestation and Cattle Production in the Ozark Mountains of 
Arkansas: The Case of Searcy County. " Journal of Rural Studies 12(1):27-40.

Wall, David. 1996. "City Profile: Managua, Nicaragua." Cities: The International Journal 
of Urban Policy and Planning
13(1): 45-52.

Muller, Christopher, David Wall and Stuart Cottrell, 1996. "An Analysis of Vehicle 
Accidents Involving White Tailed Deer: A Geographic Information Systems Case 
Study." Proceedings of the 6th Annual Northeastern Recreation Research 

Wall, David. 1993. "Spatial Inequalities in Sandinista Nicaragua." Geographical 
83(1): 1-13.

Grants/Consulting Work

Citizen Environmental Values Research: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, July 2000

Zoning Belle Prairie Annexation: City of Little Falls, Minnesota, July 2003

Professional Service
Membership on a variety of Departmental and University Committees

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