Faculty

Charles Mahaffey

Background
Dr. Mahaffey is a professor of Geography and the chair of the Augustana Geography Department. He began teaching at Augustana in 1977. Dr. Mahaffey earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, and went on to earn his M.S. and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In the past he has served as co-director of Augustana’s Latin American foreign term program. Dr. Mahaffey’s main interests in the field of geography include cultural ecology, urban geography, environmental conservation, and the geography of Latin America.

Classes
Economic Geography
Environmental Conservation
Urban and Transport Systems
Latin America
Geographical Research

Contact
Room-Swenson 202
E-mail-charlesmahaffey@augustana.edu
Phone-(309) 794-7308

 

Norman Moline

Background
Dr. Moline is a professor of Geography and holds the Edward Hamming Chair in Geography. He began teaching at Augustana in 1968. Dr. Moline graduated from Augustana College in 1964. He went on to receive his M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1966 and his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1970. Dr. Moline is the co-director of Augustana’s East Asian foreign term program and the co-advisor of the Environmental Studies program at Augustana. Dr. Moline’s main areas of interest in geography include cultural geography, planning, historic preservation, and East Asia.

Classes
Water and Land Resources
Cultural Geography
Geographical Perspectives
Land Resource Management
East Asia
Urban and Regional Planning
Historical Geography

Contact
Room
- Swenson 204
E-mail-normmoline@augustana.edu
Phone-(309) 794-7303

 

Reuben Heine

Background
Dr. Heine is a professor of Geography and began teaching at Augustana in 2005. He earned his B.S. from St. Cloud and went on the earn his M.S. and PhD from Southern Illinois University. He is the advisor for Geography Club.

Classes
Global Weather and Climate Systems
Landforms and Landscapes
Cartography
Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Water Resources Management

Contact
Room-Swenson 207
E-mail-reubenheine@augustana.edu
Phone-(309) 794-7325

 

Jennifer Burnham (formerly Horwath)

Background
Dr. Burnham is a professor of geography and a 1997 graduate of Augustana College. She joined the department in 2006. After working for several years in the soil conservation field, Jennifer returned to school where she received her M.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Her dissertation research focused on the spatial distribution of organic carbon stored in soils of northwest Greenland. This research has important implications for the study of carbon cycling in the Arctic and the role that the release of previously frozen carbon may have on global climate change. To learn more about her arctic research, please click here.

Classes
Global Weather and Climate
Land and Water Resources
Cartography
Physical Geology
Environmental Geology

Contact
Room-Swenson 201
Phone-(309) 794-7845
E-mail-JenniferBurnham@augustana.edu