Dr. Judith L. Meyer
Geography Geology and Planning
Role: Faculty Emeritus
- PhD, Geography, 1994, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- MS, Environmental Education, 1985, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- BA, Environmental Studies and German, 1979, Cornell College
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability
- GRY 318 Geography of the National Parks
- GRY 323 World Political Geography
Research and professional interests
Almost all of my current research derives from an interest in the historical geography of Yellowstone National Park including:
- Documenting the evolution of a shared public image of Yellowstone from terra incognita to "place."
- The role of Howard Eaton in promoting saddle-horse riding-and-camping tours in Yellowstone and other western parks as part of a "national park experience."
- How Yellowstone’s Howard Eaton Trail reveals the evolving mission of the National Park Service to provide recreation and transportation in its parks.
- Using re-photography and photo-pairs to understand change and stability in cultural and physical landscapes over time.
- Using historical geographic information systems, also known as GIS, to map the history of Yellowstone trails.
Awards and honors
- CNAS Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2020
- Sustainability Award, Missouri State's Sustainability Advisory Committee, 2018
- Aubrey L. Haines Award, National Park Service and the Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Committee, 2010
- Presented the Haines Lecture at the 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
- Geography Club, faculty sponsor
- Gamma Theta Upsilon, faculty sponsor
- Green Student Alliance, faculty sponsor