Natural Sciences Department

Faculty and Staff Details

Dr. Randy Gabrys-Alexson Download Randy's VCard

Professor
Geography

ph. 715-394-8428
office. Barstow 103A
Natural Sciences Department - UW-Superior

Education
PhD The Union Institute 1999
MA University of Wisconsin-Superior 1987
BS University of Wisconsin-Superior 1983

List of Courses
GEO 100 World Regional Geography
GEO 102 Cultural Geography
GEO 302 Economic Geography
GEO 350 Geography of Wisconsin
GEO 402 Urban Planning
GEO 450 Research in Geography for Teachers
GEO 481 Human Biogeography

Role as Faculty

As a geography educator my main objective is to excite students about this discipline, correct the often misconceived notion that it is merely memorizing state capitals, and accomplish this through offering classes that students find interesting and pertinent. Geography bridges the social and physical sciences. My goal, as a member of the interdisciplinary Department of Natural Sciences, is to teach classes that clearly demonstrate to students that no matter what their major area of interest may be, learning about humans and their interaction with the environment - becoming globally informed citizens - is necessary for all students.


We offer several minors in Geography:
  1. Geography for Liberal Education - this minor is popular among students who major in political science, legal studies, history, communication and science.
  2. Geography (715) for teacher licensure at the EA-A (73) level and MC-EA (72) level
  3. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  4. Individually-Designed - to meet your specific, unique career objectives

For more information on the geography minor for Liberal Education, teacher licensure or individually designed, please contact Dr. Randy Gabrys Alexson. For more information on the GIS minor, see Dr. Bajjali's webpage."

Recent Scholarly Activity
2007 An Online Teacher Preparation Model for Pre- and In-Service Geography Teachers. National Council for Geographic Education, Oklahoma City, OK.

2005 Gabrys-Alexson, R. Embarking on Collaborative Research in Geography Education. Journal of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 14(3):43-51.

2001 The World Bank Scenario: A Problem-based Learning Activity in Human Geography and Environmental Science. Planet, p 25-26.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the area of geography education at all levels, from kindergarten through university level, and working with pre-service and in-service teachers. Development of innovative teaching methods as well as the assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning are also areas of particular interest. Securing funds for special programs for students, and in the area of professional development for current teachers, also provide employment and research opportunities for my students.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • The scholarship of online course development
  • Evaluation and assessment of K-University level educational programs
  • McNair Scholar program interdisciplinary projects

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Gabrys-Alexson, Randy N
Fall Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 1:30 AM.

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Fall Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOG - GeographyTop of Page
1989GEOG 102Cultural Geography
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Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E13.00 Online15 of 20
2574GEOG 302Economic Geography
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All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1013.00 ERL0203M2:00PM- 3:50PM0 of 16
2575GEOG 302Economic Geography Lab
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5010.00 ERL0101M4:00PM- 5:50PM0 of 16
2646GEOG 350Geography of Wisconsin
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Online course for on-campus students. No additional fees required. All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
C0013.00 ARR6 of 10
1995GEOG 350Geography of Wisconsin
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Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E13.00 Online8 of 10
1991GEOG 402Urban Planning & Trans Systems
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Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E13.00 Online20 of 20
2033GEOG 450Research for Teachers
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Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E13.00 Online10 of 10
2578GEOG 491Undergraduate Research
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2580GEOG 496Internship
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
GEOL - GeologyTop of Page
1996GEOL 170Earth Science
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Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E13.00 Online0 of 10
2001GEOL 170Earth Science Lab
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Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E1L0.00 Online0 of 10

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 1:30 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Gabrys-Alexson, Randy N
Summer Session 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 1:30 AM.

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Summer Session 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOG - GeographyTop of Page
1191GEOG 100World Regional Geography
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5/27/14 - 8/8/14
W13.00 Online13 of 20
This course is a "W" section, meaning that on campus students may enroll directly without a petition. Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has a Distance Education fee of $60. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
1192GEOG 102Cultural Geography
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5/27/14 - 8/8/14
W13.00 Online15 of 20
This course is a "W" section, meaning that on campus students may enroll directly without a petition. Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has a Distance Education fee of $60. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
1405GEOG 481Special Topics
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5/27/14 - 8/8/14
E11.00 - 6.00 Online0 of 1
Instructor Consent Required
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
GEOL - GeologyTop of Page
1193GEOL 170Earth Science
View Books for this Class
5/27/14 - 8/8/14
W13.00 Online11 of 20
This course is a "W" section, meaning that on campus students may enroll directly without a petition. Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has a Distance Education fee of $60. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
1194GEOL 170Earth Science Lab
View Books for this Class
5/27/14 - 8/8/14
W1L0.00 Online11 of 20
This course is a "W" section, meaning that on campus students may enroll directly without a petition. Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has a Distance Education fee of $60. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 1:30 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Gabrys-Alexson, Randy N
Spring Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 1:30 AM.

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Spring Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOG - GeographyTop of Page
2175GEOG 102Cultural Geography
View Books for this Class
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
0013.00 ERL0102M3:00PM- 5:50PM5 of 30
1945GEOG 302Economic Geography
View Books for this Class
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E13.00 Online12 of 20
1948GEOG 302Economic Geography Lab
View Books for this Class
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E1L0.00 Online12 of 20
1943GEOG 481Special Topics
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Human Biogeography
E14.00 Online12 of 20
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
2781GEOG 491Undergraduate Research
View Books for this Class
Instructor Consent Required
E11.00 - 4.00 Online0 of 1
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
GEOL - GeologyTop of Page
1904GEOL 170Earth Science
View Books for this Class
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E13.00 Online0 of 20
2825GEOL 170Earth Science
View Books for this Class
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E1A3.00 Online3 of 20
2826GEOL 170Earth Science Lab
View Books for this Class
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E1AL0.00 Online3 of 20
1953GEOL 170Earth Science Lab
View Books for this Class
Tuition is not part of the plateau. Distance Learning fees apply. For tuition and fees see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar.
E1L0.00 Online0 of 20

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 1:30 AM.


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