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Faculty Emeriti

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Dr. Charles Zinser

Professor Emeritus of Geography


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

Courses Taught

  • 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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