Geography Faculty

Faculty Emeriti

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Geography Faculty - Dr. Charles Zinser

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D. - University of Illinois, 1974
  • M.A. - University of Missouri, 1966
  • B.A. - University of Missouri, 1965


  • Physical Geography
  • Climatology
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Recreational and Tourism Geography
  • Recreational Land Use Planning
  • Computer Applications in Geography
  • Geographical Information Systems

Research and Experience:

Regional Planning issues in the Adirondack Park and recreation and tourism on the U.S. Public Lands

  • "The Economic Impact of the Adirondack Park Private Land Use and Development Plan " (State University of New York Press, 1980)
  • "Outdoor Recreation: United States National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands " (John Wiley and Sons, 1995)
  • "National Park Digital Guide " (a virtual publication, a 12 CD set - Maptech, 1999)
  • Chair of the Clinton County Planning Board (1973 - 1981)
  • Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee (1980)

Interests and Hobbies:

An avid outdoors person participating in hiking, skiing (alpine and nordic), canoeing, power boating, snowmobiling, fishing, tennis, and travel. I love the Adirondacks for four season recreation.

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