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

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Gabrys-Alexson, Randy N
Spring Semester 2016

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 2/13/16 1:30 AM.

Spring Semester 2016
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOG - Geography
2169GEOG 302Economic Geography
View Books for this Class
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.
E1 3.00  Online    1 of 10
Wait List:
10 of 10
  
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.
2410GEOG 302Economic Geography Lab
View Books for this Class
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.
E1L 0.00  Online    1 of 10
  
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.
2340GEOG 357Human Environment Interaction
View Books for this Class
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.
E1 3.00  Online    5 of 10
Wait List:
10 of 10
  
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.
2411GEOG 357Human Environment Interaction Lab
View Books for this Class
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.
E1L 0.00  Online    5 of 10
Wait List:
10 of 10
  
Distance Learning (DL) tuition is not part of the plateau. DL classes are assessed a $60 online technology lab fee per class. For tuition and fee information, see: http://www.uwsuper.edu/bursar/fees/index.cfm.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 2/13/16 1:30 AM.