Dr. Randy Gabrys-Alexson

Dr. Randy Gabrys-Alexson
Dr. Randy Gabrys-Alexson
Randy Gabrys-Alexson Dr. Randy Gabrys-Alexson
Professor Emeritus, Natural Sciences
Emeriti
Senior Lecturer
University of Wisconsin-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, Dr. Randy Gabrys-Alexson's 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. Her 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.

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

Randy's 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 2019

For up to date information on all schedules, please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of November 13, 2019 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2019
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOG - Geography
2108GEOG 102Cultural Geography
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This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/04/2020 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 15 of 15
E1 3.00  Online    0 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/04/2020 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 15 of 15