Dr. David R. Perkins


Geography Geology and Planning

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Geography Geology and Planning
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Ph.D, Geography, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • MA, Geography, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • BSBA, Kenan Flagler Business School


  • GRY 100 World Regional Geography
  • GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability
  • GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
  • GRY 300 Geography of the United States
  • GRY 310 Fundamentals of Tourism
  • GRY 321 Economic Geography
  • GRY 410 Geography of World Tourism
  • GRY 510/610 Applications in Sustainable Geotourism
  • GRY 708 The Philosophy of Sustainability

Research and professional interests

  • Tourism geography
  • Sustainable development
  • Biometeorology
  • Economic geography
  • Weather, climate and society

Awards and honors

  • CNAS Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2020
  • MSU Diversity Scholar, Missouri State Univeristy, 2018
  • Co-chair for the International Society of Biometeorology’s Commission on Climate, Tourism and Recreation
  • Academic affiliate for Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)
  • Certificate in Sustainable Tourism, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)