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Faculty Emeriti

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Dr. John R. Moravek

Associate Professor Emeritus of Geography


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1976
  • M.S., University of Tennessee, 1968
  • B.S., Edinboro State College (PA), 1966 (now Edinboro University of Pennsylvania)

Courses Taught

  • Physical Geography
  • Geomorphology (including Regional Geomorphology of the U.S.)
  • Historical Geography of the U.S.
  • Geography of the U.S.
  • Geography of Russia and other Successor States of the Soviet Union
  • Historical Geography of the Adirondacks
  • Political Geography

Research and Experience

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1998
  • Historical Geography of the Adirondack-Champlain Iron Industry; several papers presented at professional meetings and published in local serials
  • Numerous illustrated talks on the Adirondack-Champlain Iron Industry presented to local historical associations, local library-sponsored speakers' series, and the Adirondack Museum speakers’ series
  • Faculty Mentor, Freshman Experience Program at Plattsburgh State, 1988-1998
  • Book reviews in professional journals (i.e. New York History)
  • Faculty Advisor, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Plattsburgh State, 1975–present

Interests and Hobbies

Travel, landscape photography, family and church-centered activities, aerobic walking, hiking in the Adirondacks (official Adirondack 46er), exploring ghost towns and abandoned landscapes, especially in the Adirondack-Champlain Region and New Mexico.

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